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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.
The Weekly show: Breaking the rules of retail, and the Household Model for assisted living facilities
September 17, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from CallisonRTKL, MBH Architects, and...

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The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during t...

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August 19, 2020 | Nathan Jamieson and Angelo Ligotti

From malls and big-box stores to online delivery and mall redevelopment: Here’s how the retail...

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Apple Central World exterior

All photos courtesy Foster + Partners

August 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the building.

Retail design trends report 2020 - The future is a numbers game for retail and restaurants

CallisonRTKL designed Canada’s first 5G-ready store, Rogers 302, a technology retail hub and flexible event space that allows for immersive, digitally enabled experiences. Photo: Richard Caden Photography, courtesy CallisonRTKL


July 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Brick-and-mortar retailers, already gasping for air under pressure from ecommerce, were dealt a...

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Rendering courtesy CFC

June 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be a national flagship location for Greenhouse.

Boxyard RTP will be the first retail complex within the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Rendering: CallisonRTKL

May 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boxyard RTP, made from 38 shipping containers, will serve as a community gathering and social s...

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Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property on...

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Galleria exterior as seen from the street

All photos courtesy OMA

March 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

OMA designed the project.

Peanuts Cafe

All renderings courtesy The McBride Company

February 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The McBride Company partnered with Peanuts Worldwide LLC to design the concept.


A huge all-glass roof provides a stunning view into the esplanade of Place Ville Marie, a mall and gathering place in downtown Montreal. Images: Sid Lee Architecture

January 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $200 million project provided the installer, Seele, with some valuable lessons learned worki...

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IKEA at Westbahnhof
January 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will include 160 newly planted trees.

Kentucky fried chicken urban prototype

All photos: Richard Cadan

December 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

KFC drive-thru only restaurant in Australia

All photos courtesy KFC

November 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

Top 70 Retail Engineering Firms for 2019   7-Eleven Lab Store, dallas, top retail construction firms, photo by Dror Baldinger, FAIA courtesy CallisonRTKL

7-Eleven Lab Store in Dallas. Photo by Dror Baldinger, FAIA, courtesy CallisonRTKL


October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Kimley-Horn, Henderson Engineers, and Core States Group head the rankings of the nation's...

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Top 125 Retail Architecture Firms for 2019  Nike store 5th Ave, top retail engineering firms for 2019, Giants 300 report, Photo by Jonathan Morefield

Nike Store on 5th Ave. in New York City. Photo by Jonathan Morefield


October 24, 2019 | BD+C Staff

CallisonRTKL, Gensler, MG2, NELSON, and Stantec top the rankings of the nation's largest retail s...

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Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail, Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities

A rendering of an expanded Rosedale Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities, which when completed will include a medical office building. Image: Rosedale Center

October 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Healthcare developers and providers like the locations, traffic, and parking these spaces offer....

Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

A robust click-and-collect facility would allow customers, as well as third-party delivery vendors, faster access to merchandise. Rendering: NELSON


September 06, 2019 | Eric Arter, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Mixed-Use Studio Leader, NELSON Worldwide

Where can you find the future of retail? At the intersection of experience and instant gratificat...

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A giant version of Puma's iconic suede shoe is one of the design flourishes in the company's new North American flagship store.  Images courtesy PUMA


September 03, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and curation allow customers to personalize their product selections.

August 06, 2019 | Marc Fairbrother

CallisonRTKL Vice President Marc Fairbrother explains how struggling American malls can turn it a...

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June 20, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

A 162,500 SF dealership building set on 16 acres, Central Houston Nissan, in Texas, is being tout...

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All photos courtesy Apple

May 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was the city’s first public library.

April 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The retail company recently unveiled its new AI-enabled store in Levittown, N.Y.

April 02, 2019 | Jason Stephenson

We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types essentia...

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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.’...

Photo: Pixabay

December 03, 2018 | Sabrina Hilfer

Sabrina Hilfer, a specialty retail designer, talks about the integration of biometrics in the ret...

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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.

October 22, 2018 | Erich Dohrer

Erich Dohrer doesn’t want to talk about the “dead mall” or the great mall success story—he wants...

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Exterior kengo Kuma Starbucks

Courtesy Starbucks

October 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store will be part of a new shopping mall.

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