Retail Centers

With the advent of the internet and online shopping, retail centers need to be more compelling than ever to draw people away from their computers and into physical stores. Design can capture the interest of potential shoppers, and pay off in a big way for business owners.
Exterior of Porsche Palm Springs

All photos courtesy indiGo Auto Group

March 19, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The dealership is the first to showcase Porsche’s new design philosophy, ‘Destination Porsche.’...

The interior of the redesigned Container Store

Courtesy The Container Store

November 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The next-gen prototype is located in Dallas, Texas.

Exterior kengo Kuma Starbucks

Courtesy Starbucks

October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store will be part of a new shopping mall.

Antalya Bazaar
September 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is designed by PDG Architects and ANTEPE.

noma 2.0 at night

Image by Rasmus Hjortshoj.

September 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant comprises 11 spaces, each with their own unique function.

The Park at dusk

Photo: Timothy Hursley

September 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed the structure.

19 decommissioned shipping containers become downtown Phoenix’s hottest marketplace

Photo courtesy Local Studio

September 06, 2018 | BD+C Staff

September 1 marked the opening of downtown Phoenix’s newest restaurant and retail marketplace—and...

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Coal Drops Yard

Photo: Hufton & Crow

September 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The district is slated to open on Oct. 26.

McDonald's exterior

Courtesy McDonald's

August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The restaurant is located at the intersection of Clark and Ontario streets.

CityTarget store near Fenway Park

CityTarget store near Fenway Park, Boston, has a 50-foot atrium. CityTargets carry the same merchandise as Targets, but in smaller unit sizes. Interior fitout by MG2 Architecture and Suffolk Construction. Photo: Richard Cadan.

August 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New technology, changing customer expectations force retailers to rethink their businesses from t...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
SF Brewing Co. Tap Room

Rendering courtesy BCV Architecture + Interiors

May 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BCV Architecture + Interiors designed the space.

The Johnnie Walker Striding Man statue

Photo: Shelby Soblick

April 19, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store will be a permanent fixture in the airport’s North Terminal.

Hershey Chocolate World in Times Square

Courtesy FRCH

March 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH Design Worldwide designed the space.

Dining area at Eataly L.A.
March 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Italian marketplace’s first West Coast location includes a clean room for mozzarella and gela...

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Last September, the three-year-old online bedding retailer Boll & Branch opened its first brick-and-mortar outlet, a 2,137-sf space in the Mall at Short Hills (N.J.). It is billing this as an “experiental” showroom, and reportedly plans to open another 20 physical stores. Image: Boll & Branch

February 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new report on retailing’s future expects customers to have much more influence on what goods an...

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Fashion Show Mall, located on the Las Vegas Strip, is Nevada’s largest shopping center. Since opening in 1981, this three-level mall—with nearly 1.9 million sf of selling space and 250 stores—has gone through several expansions and anchor tenant changes. Image: CallisonRTKL

January 26, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Superregional malls and open-air shopping centers have shown resilience in the face on online com...

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An aerial rendering of the main waiting area in Delta Medix's new office for its urology, general surgery, ENT, imaging, audiology, allergy, and pulmonary practices. Image: Highland Associates

January 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Delta Medix is one of several tenants that are changing the image of the Marketplace at Steamtown...

Parks, trails, and recreation areas will take up one-third of the 500-acre West Farm live/work development, whose construction is about to begin in Omaha, Neb. Image: SB Architects

December 12, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Walkability and recreation will be key features of West Farm.

Exterior of Punch Bowl Social Stapleton
November 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept’s design reflects the golden age of flight.

Exterior of the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. restaurant and brewery

Rendering courtesy of Method Architecture

November 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Method Architecture designed the three-story building.

The digital display showing trees swaying in the breeze at 900 North Michigan Shops
November 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation is visible from all floors and built in 10 different sections.

November 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store is located at 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

Under resting on the seabed

Rendering courtesy of Snøhetta

October 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Snøhetta-designed restaurant will also function as a research center for marine life.

Developer ARK Group is hoping that its newly opened, 17-acre Irving Music Factory in Texas has the same drawing power as ARK’s entertainment district in Charlotte, N.C., AvidXchange MusicFactory, which had around 1.8 million visitors in 2016. Courtesy Gensler

September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some entertainment districts are going light on retail, partly because “the bulk of the leasing d...

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A rendering of the Texas Live! development

When it opens next year, the 200,000-sf Texas Live! development will be an integral part of the $4 billion Arlington Entertainment District, which will include a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. Rendering courtesy of The Cordish Companies.

September 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment districts are being planned or are popping up all over the country.

| September 15, 2017 | ALPOLIC

Since its conception in 2006, the Mamava lactation pod has undergone several changes in design....

The cafe space in the Capital One Cafe

Photo courtesy of Studio J Marketing

September 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new branch in downtown Santa Monica offers 8,400 sf of space designed by Gwynne Pugh Urban St...

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The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live

The 1.5-million-sf Oceanwide Plaza, going up across the street from Staples Center and L.A. Live, will include a “lifestyle plaza,” 100 feet in the air, with 37,000 sf of outdoor amenity spaces. A 700-foot-long LED ribbon will wrap the plaza. And this mixed-use project will feature a 166,580-sf open-air retail galleria. CallisonRTKL provided the architectural design for the entire Oceanwide Plaza project (spatial design, floor plans, unit plans, layout, etc.) which encompasses all three towers and the retail galleria. CallisonRTKL also provided the interior design for both of the South Towers as well as TDS for the entire project. Studio Munge provided the interior finishes for the residences in the North Tower and interior design for the residential common areas and for the hotel in the North Tower.

September 13, 2017 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., PCL Construction Enterprises, and Shawmut Design and Construc...

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REI's flagship store in Washington, D.C.

For REI’s flagship store in Washington, D.C., CallisonRTKL designed the bicycle shop to achieve the look, feel, and layout of a test kitchen. The outdoor retail cooperative was the first tenant in the redeveloped Uline Arena. Courtesy CallisonRTKL.

September 13, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Just two months ago, Credit Suisse forecasted that 20-25% of malls will close by 2022.

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