Chapter Profile

The Ohio Chapter was established in the mid-1980s. Serving a diverse retail design market, the Ohio Chapter has an enviable roster of members including some of the nation's category-leading retailers, numerous top design and architecture firms, as well as important supplier and trade media companies. The Ohio region's various highly ranked design schools also provide an opportunity for the chapter to prepare its members for the next generation of retail design excellence. The Ohio Chapter is one of the Institute's more active chapters and generally convenes bimonthly at an industry-related networking and educational event. These gatherings typically feature creative studio, fabrication facility, and retail walking tours, as well as relevant presentations such as technique innovation, sustainable practices, and design trends. Led by a committee of four executive officers, the Chapter strives to represent the many facets of our memberships' needs.

Latest News

Adult Education at CCAD
2011-04-26 17:18:06
The Columbus Collage of Art and Design has expanded their education programs to include adult education in specific areas. CCAD is now offering several mini-mesters and seminar type adult education cl...
The 132nd CCAD Student Show
2011-04-26 17:11:37
The Columbus Collage of Art and Design would like to invite interested members of the Retail Design Institute to their Spring Senior Show on May 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Industrial Design and Interio...
PAVE 2010 Student Design Competition Winners from Ohio Schools
2011-01-11 18:54:25
Congratulations to the PAVE 2010 Student Design Competition Winners from Ohio Schools: Overall Store Design Category Winners 2nd Place – Sarah Apicella, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Honor...
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President's Message

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for upcoming 2014 Retail Design Institute/Ohio events. For information on hosting or sponsoring an upcoming event please contact any of the following individuals:

Claudia Cerchiara @ ccerchiara@bhdpcom, Maureen Pinyard @,

Want to get involved with your Retail Design Institute Ohio Chapter?

If you would like to get involved and participate in what is going on please let us know. We have plenty of ways that you can help us keep our chapter one of the more active chapters.

Marketing, Membership, Events, Website, Social Media, Professional Development and Education/Student Outreach.

For more information please contact any of the following:

Claudia Cerchiara @, Maureen Pinyard @, Katie Blumhorst @