Chapter Profile

The New York Chapter of the Retail Design Institute is proudly the largest chapter in the organization.

Our chapter membership comprises many of the industry’s most talented retail designers and related manufacturing, construction and design services. Today, our membership includes architects, graphic designers, lighting designers, interior designs, store planners, visual merchandisers, resource designers, brand strategists, educators, trade partners, editors and publishers, and students.

We have a long tradition of hosting frequent meetings where our members and guests gather to share ideas, learn what's new, and network at a venue that includes a presentation of current trends and events in the world of store design. 

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President's Message

Welcome to the New York Chapter.  We are the largest membership chapter and have the advantage of being based in one of the world’s greatest retail markets with the industry’s best resources and projects right at our fingertips.

The scheduled meetings and events are always well attended due to the wide range of topics, locales, and participants.  In an era of isolated on-line social media, emails, texting, tweeting, e-commerce - and now m-commerce - the value and importance of getting together ‘off-line” to network and learn face-to-face with your industry colleagues cannot be underestimated. 

Since its founding in 1961, the Retail Design Institute continues to be a collaborative community where ideas, knowledge and passion are shared at a local level enabling our members to fulfill the fast-paced planning and design needs of retail. We have several great events already scheduled for 2014 and hope you are able to attend as many as possible.

I thank our volunteer Board members who meet on a regular basis to plan events and attend to Chapter business. I look forward to helping to grow and develop the chapter along with their help and all chapter members. We encourage all members to participate as they can.

Our goals for 2014 include improved communications, membership development and educational outreach - and to continue to plan productive meetings and events on a regular basis for all membership levels.

Be a part of what’s new and exciting in retail design.  Contact us to join or renew your membership today!

Peter-Tolin Baker, Board President

Retail Design Institute New York Chapter

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