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NY: AIA x Retail Design Institute’s 52nd International Design Awards Presentations - Event Recap

We're thrilled to share the resounding success of the recent AIA x Retail Design Institute’s 52nd International Design Awards Presentations in New York! Hosted by the AIANY Interiors Committee and the Retail Design Institute NY Chapter, the event showcased outstanding retail projects and unveiled the Store of the Year, recognized in the Retail Design Institute’s prestigious 52nd International Design Competition.

The competition celebrated a diverse array of exceptional retail experiences, spanning traditional department stores, specialty apparel shops, restaurants, kiosks, and pop-up stores. The focus was on recognizing innovative retail spaces that inspire new approaches in planning, design, graphics, fixturing, lighting, and visual merchandising.

🏆 Highlights of the Event:

The evening featured engaging presentations with quick-fire, six-minute intervals, allowing attendees to delve into the details of the recognized stores. The diverse lineup of speakers, including Kimberly M. CocaMelissa GonzalezMaori HughesNico PallottoEric Kuhn, and Virginia Maggiore, brought unique perspectives and insights to the forefront. The audience gained valuable knowledge, earning 1.5 CES Learning Units in the process.

🎉 Winning Projects

The awards ceremony unveiled remarkable projects that captured the essence of exceptional retail design:

- Victoria's Secret Bombshell Gardens, New York, NY by MG2/TLG

- Wilson, New York, NY by Bergmeyer

- Sage + Sound, New York, NY by RDC

- VUORI, New York, NY by Heitler Houstoun Architects PC

- Greenwich St. Jewelers, New York, NY by MAO Architects

And, of course, the prestigious "Store of the Year" title was awarded to American Outpost in Clermont, KY, designed by Bergmeyer.

🙏 Heartfelt Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:

We extend our deepest gratitude to the sponsors whose support made this event possible and a huge shoutout to Brickworks Design Studio for hosting the event!

Your commitment to excellence in design and retail innovation has played a crucial role in the success of this event, and we sincerely appreciate your invaluable contribution.

Here's to the continued celebration of outstanding retail design, pushing the boundaries of creativity, and creating unforgettable shopping experiences. Thank you to everyone who made this event a triumph! 🎉✨ #RetailDesign #DesignAwards #AIA #RDINY #SuccessCelebration


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