Date: May 22, 2019
Source Article: Retail Design Institute Website
Project finalists (already winners for design excellence and execution in the annual competition) for the coveted Store of the Year award range from pop-up spaces and large-format specialty stores to supermarkets, along with many other formats. They also represent the work of 30 design firm and in-house teams based in North America, Europe and the U.K. Winning project locations span the globe from Beijing to Yorba Linda, Calif., with stops in London, New York City and Toronto, among others.
The following projects make up the Institute’s Class of 2018, representing the best store designs opened in the previous year. The Chicago | Great Lakes Chapter hosted this year’s judging effort which took place March 23, 2019. Additionally, projects vied for the Institute’s Innovation Awards, which will be announced May 22 at Current, Chelsea Piers, New York City.