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Meet the Finalists for 2017 Store of the Year!

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

The countdown clock is ticking! Which of these 33 projects will be the 2017 Store of the Year? Get your ticket to the 47th Awards Gala & Fundraiser to find out! Dust off your creative black tie attire and get ready for an evening of food, drink and design!

Here are the finalists -- all winners in their own categories -- competing for the coveted Store of the Year award:

  • Air Jordan, Toronto, Design: Ædifica and SET Creative;

  • Arçelik, Istanbul, Design: FITCH;

  • Chicago Cubs Store, Chicago, Design: Chipman Design;

  • Coffee for Sasquatch, Los Angeles, Design: Dan Brunn Architecture;

  • Etude House, Seoul, Design: Dalziel & Pow;

  • Flight Club, West Hollywood; Design: Slade Architecture;

  • Galeries Lafayette, Istanbul, Design: Plajer & Franz;

  • Gnome Grown, Oregon City, Design: The High Road Design Studio;

  • Handsome Cycles, Minneapolis, Design: KNOCK;

  • Hershey’s Chocolate World, New York City, Design: FRCH Design Worldwide;

  • Holler & Dash Biscuit House, Atlanta, Design: FRCH Design Worldwide; Huawei, Milan, Design: Alessandro Luciani Designer;

  • iKOU, Sydney, Design: Pinto Tuncer;

  • Landmark, Alabang, Design: Hugh A. Boyd Architects;

  • Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, Boston, Design: Bergmeyer Associates and COJE Management Group;

  • Louis Vuitton, Mexico City, Design: Materia;

  • M.A.R.S., Santa Monica, Design: Giorgio Borruso Design;

  • MA Chinese Cuisine, St. Catharines, Design: dialogue 38;

  • Marie’s Baby Circle, Hanam-si, Design: Dalziel & Pow;

  • Repsol, Madrid, Design: IRID Design International;

  • 10022-SHOE, Greenwich, Design: FRCH Design Worldwide;

  • Savannah Bee Company, Atlanta, Design: Bergmeyer Associates;

  • Sephora Studio, Boston, Design: Sephora;

  • Solestice, New York City, Design: Christian Lahoude Studio;

  • SONOS, London, Design: Bergmeyer Associates;

  • Studio Xfinity, Washington, DC, Design: Gensler;

  • Suncorp, Sydney, Design: Geyer;

  • Target, Minneapolis, Design: Target;

  • Tsujiri, Mississauga; Design: dialogue 38;

  • V&A Shop, London, Design: Mark Pinney Associates;

  • Volkswagen, Birmingham, Design: Dalziel & Pow;

  • Whole Foods Market, Sudbury, Design: Jacobs and StudioGee; and

  • WithMe, Santa Monica, Design: Giorgio Borruso Design.

Don’t miss New York Market Week (May 21 -25) and your chance to support the Institute with your donation to the Mark V. Looper Award for Design Collaboration and/or ticket to the 47th Awards Gala & Fundraiser, benefiting the Institute’s Student Design Competition Prize Fund! We thank this year's Gala Sponsors: Ædifica, ASI, BHDP Architecture, Chipman Design, FRCH Design Worldwide and Gensler. Thanks as well to Little, Gala Patron!

VIP tickets are still available with Sponsorship packages that include reserved seating. Gold (10 tickets); Silver (8 tickets) and Bronze (6 tickets). For more information on the complete sponsorship package with additional perks, contact:

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