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WithMe Chicago is 45th Annual Store of the Year!


Pictured: Andrew McQuilkin, International Chairman, Ray Ehscheid, ​New York Chapter President, Jonathan and Danielle Jenkins, WithMe, Giorgio Borruso, Giorgio Borruso Design, James Farnell, International President. All photos by Tim Hlll Photography, Southlake, Texas.


On Saturday evening March 12, 2016, the Retail Design Institute presented the winners of its 45th Annual International Store Design Competition at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Gala Sponsors included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, EY, Stylmark, Highland Associates and Architectural Systems Inc.


More than 125 projects from around the world competed in 21 categories reflecting both hard lines and soft lines in formats ranging from department, specialty, supermarket and mass merchant to pop-­‐up and common area. The Institute's New York Chapter handled the judging of this year's competition headed by 2015 New York Board Member and Competition Chair, Diana Bernal, Richemont. Judges included: Sarah Avvedimento, Interior Design Technical Specialist, North America, Bulgari, New York City; Pricillya Bloess, Director of Store Planning, Americas, Bottega Veneta, New York City; John Box Bricker, principal and creative director, Gensler, New York City; Buck Campbell, RDI, BlueHat Creative, Minneapolis and President, Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter; Tammy Ching, Director of Store Planning and Development, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City; Steven Derwoed, Senior Vice President, Store Design & Merchandising, Macy’s, New York City; Jhipo Hong, RDI, Creative Director, dash design, Long Island City, N.Y.; Charles A. Matz III, President, CHARLESMATZ, New York City; Andrew McQuilkin, FRDI, Retail Market Leader, BHDP Architecture, Cincinnati and International Chairman, Retail Design Institute.

First place winners were then considered for Store of the Year honors. Following are the Institute’s Class of 2015.


See more photos from the event here: https://www.retaildesigninstitute.org/chapter/0/gallery


Store of the Year ShopWithMe Pioneer Plaza, Chicago Design: Giorgio Borruso Design Client: WithMe


New or Completely Renovated Full-­Line Department Store 1st Place David Jones Melbourne, Australia Design: Dalziel & Pow Client: David Jones


New or Completely Renovated Full-­Line Department Store Outstanding Merit Hudson’s Bay Hillcrest Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada Design: Hudson Bay Store Planning & Design Client: Hudson’s Bay


New or Completely Renovated Specialty Department Store 1st Place Nordstrom, Pacific Centre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Design: Nordstrom Store Design CallisonRTKL and James K.M. Cheng Architects Client: Nordstrom


New Shop Within an Existing Full-­Line or Specialty Department Store 1st Place Hudson’s Bay Queen Street Footwear Toronto Design: Hudson Bay Store Planning & Design Client: Hudson’s Bay


Hard-­Line Specialty Store 1st Place JINS Union Square, San Francisco Design: Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning

Client: JINS Eyewear US Inc.


Hard-­Line Specialty Store Outstanding Merit Abenson Abenson Global City, Manila, The Philippines Design: rkd Retail/iQ Client: Abenson


Hard-­Line Specialty Store Outstanding Merit Ponto Frio Premium Sao Paulo Design: GH & Associados Client: Via Varejo


Hard-­Line Specialty Store | Jewelry and Watches 1st Place de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry Houston Design: Gensler Client: Denis and Karen Boulle


Hard-­Line Specialty Store | Beauty Outstanding Merit Caudalie Washington, D.C. Design: Caudalie USA and TPG Architecture Client: Caudalie USA


Hard-­Line Specialty Store | Beauty Outstanding Merit Beauty Brands Kansas City, Mo. Design: Kiku Obata & Company Client: Beauty Brands


Soft-­Line Specialty Store 1st Place Raymond Ready to Wear Bangalore, India Design: Gensler Client: Raymond Apparel Ltd.


Soft-­Line Specialty Store 1st Place Primark King of Prussia, Pa. Design: Gensler Client: Primark


Soft-­Line Specialty Store | Footwear 1st Place The Frye Company Atlanta Design: The Frye Company Client: The Frye Company


Large-­Format Specialty Store 1st Place Leroy Merlin Le Havre Design: Dalziel & Pow Client: Leroy Merlin


Supermarket 1st Place Whole Foods Market Playa Vista, Calif. Design: DL English Design Client: Whole Foods Market


Supermarket Outstanding Merit Primo Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia Design: rkd Retail/iQ Client: PT Matahari Putra Prima


Specialty Food, Gourmet Grocer & Delicatessen 1st Place LCBO Toronto Design: II BY IV DESIGN Client: Liquor Control Board of Canada


Fine Dining Restaurant 1st Place Kabuki Sushi Lounge Toronto Design: dialogue 38 Client: Kabuki


Quick Service Restaurant 1st Place eatsa San Francisco Design: eatsa


Quick Service Restaurant Outstanding Merit Quiznos Grill Denver Design: Tesser Client: Quiznos


Casual Restaurant 1st Place Reggie’s Bar Montreal Design: Ædifica Client: Concordia Student Union


Bar, Coffee, Tea Shop 1st Place Neo Coffee Bar Toronto Design: dialogue 38 Client: Kinka Family


Telecommunications Outstanding Merit Studio Xfinity Chicago Design: ESI Design Client: Comcast


Pharmacy 1st Place I+ Pharmacy Sevilla, Spain Design: Marketing-­‐JAZZ Client: r. Laureano Fernández-­‐Távora


Pharmacy 1st Place El Puente Pharmacy Granada, Spain Design: ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura Client: Angeles Gonzalo Ayala


Common Area Retail 1st Place ShopWithMe Pioneer Plaza, Chicago Design: Giorgio Borruso Design Client: WithMe


Common Area Retail Outstanding Merit kikki.K London Design: Dalziel & Pow Client: kikki.K,


Brand Spaces 1st Place Olympia Tile + Stone North York, Ontario, Canada Design: II BY IV DESIGN Client: Olympia Tile International Inc.


Brand Spaces Outstanding Merit Stearns & Foster Showroom Las Vegas Design: dash design Client: Tempur Sealy International, Inc.


Financial Services 1st Place Desjardins Marche Central Montreal Design: Ædifica Client: Desjardins Group


Innovation Awards

Innovation | Merchandising Charming Charlie New York City Design: CallisonRTKL Client: Charming Charlie


Innovation | Facade Primark King of Prussia, Pa. Design: Gensler Client: Primark


Innovation | Graphics Leroy Merlin, Le Havre Design: Dalziel & Pow Client: Leroy Merlin


Innovation | Concept and Experience The Inutilious Retailer New York City Design: Adrian Wilson | Architect: Kostow Greenwood Architects Client: Adrian Wilson


Innovation | Technology eatsa San Francisco Design: eatsa Client: eatsa


Innovation | Visual Merchandising kikki,K London Design: Dalziel & Pow Client: kikki.K.


Innovation | Materiality PNC GingerBranch Pittsburgh Design: Design Compendium Client: PNC Bank

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