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.
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.

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.

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.

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