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.

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 designed the exterior, retail interior, and South Towers residential space. Studio Munge designed the North Tower interior and 184-room hotel. SWA Design Group is the landscape architect, and Lendlease is the GC. Oceanwide Plaza/CallisonRTKL

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.

A rendering of the mixed-use sports and entertainment district Waterside Live!

Waterside Live! in Norfolk, Va. Courtesy of The Cordish Companies

September 12, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, Henderson Engineers, and Core States Group top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s large...

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Top 65 retail architecture
September 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

CallisonRTKL, Jacobs, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest retail sect...

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The new Toyota Motor North American Headquarters campus

Photo: Toyota

August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Toyota invested $1 billion in the project, which was designed by Corgan.

A rendering of the retail and restaurant space at Parks & Market

Rendering courtesy of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

August 10, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 562,000-sf development was designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and is located five blocks f...

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Lego Lunch exterior designed by Hermann Kamte & Associates

Rendering courtesy of Hermann Kamte & Associates

August 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Each of the 20-foot-long shipping containers used in the proposal for the Siauliai, Lithuania res...

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Rendering of the exterior of The Verge Building at dusk

Rendering courtesy of Royal Byckovas

July 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will rise three stories in Miami’s Design District.

A collage of four renderings showing the new HHLA from Laurus Corporation and the Jerde Partnership

Rendering courtesy of Laurus Corporation

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Laurus Corporation and The Jerde Partnership will team up to rebrand the center as a family-frien...

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Photo: Mark Steele

July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH Design Worldwide is leading the redesign that will start with 12 pilot locations across the...

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Rendering courtesy of Hines/McCaffery ©Smilodon CG

May 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use project will provide new apartments, condos, a senior living facility, and retail s...

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Photo courtesy of Foster + Partners

May 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store’s large terrace provides views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

Rendering courtesy of Starbucks.

May 02, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new branch will be located along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in a building currently occupied...

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Photo: Pixabay

April 28, 2017 | Kyle Marden, Managing Director, CBRE

Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail. While they have been laser-focused on deliveri...

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Courtesy of SHoP Architects.

April 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The master plan features market-rate and affordable housing, mixed-use space, and a waterfront pa...

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April 13, 2017 | Daid Malone, Associate Editor

Three new states creep into the top 10 while first and second place remain unchanged.

Rendering courtesy of Stir Architecture

April 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development is expected to open in 2018.

A 5,000-sm (53,819-sf) show pool is the center of attraction at WaterGarden Istanbul, a “living center” in Turkey's largest city. Image: Courtesy of Gorkem Volkan Design Studio

March 21, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

WaterGarden Istanbul hopes to attract 15 million visitors a year.

The centerpieces of District Distilling in Washington D.C. are its stills that make gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey. A law change in 2014 allowed local distilleries to pour what they make onsite. Image: District Distilling Co./Amber Frederiksen 

November 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The stylish location targets customers craving craft spirits and late-night dining.

Nomad Pizza, one of the most popular restaurants in Princeton, N.J., opened last May. It is an adaptive reuse of a gas station located near a shopping center. Image: Michael Slack, courtesy JZA+D

November 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The original building dates back to the Modernist 1930s.

Rendering courtesy of Lee & Associates via Curbed Atlanta

September 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be built on a site currently occupied by a Hertz Car Rental and parking lot.

Cadillac House is definitely not your father's car dealership. The 12,000-sf showroom in New York City, part Cadillac's new corporate headquarters, includes an events runway and incubator space for visiting designers. Shawmut Design + Construction built it, Gensler designed it. Photo: @Chris Leonard, courtesy of Gensler.

August 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Retail is becoming closely aligned with entertainment, and malls that can be repositioned as life...

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AT&T Retail Store, Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: Jim Carroll, flickr Creative Commons

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Henderson Engineers, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s an...

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Pixabay Public Domain

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

VCC, PCL Construction Enterprises, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top Building Design+Con...

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Audimas Concept Store. Photo: Valdas Ruzgys, Wikimedia Commons

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, GreenbergFarrow, and MG2 top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation...

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PNC Bank’s 110-sf “Tiny Branch." Photos courtesy PNC. Click here to enlarge.

July 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new branch doesn’t need much space for its ATM and new accounts and personal loans services....

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