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Wednesday
Jun212017

The Set List: RePatriotism 

Image: Jerry Kiesewetter

Following the U.S. Election and the U.K.’s vote to withdraw from the EU (aka Brexit), there’s a new era of distrust propelling people together towards ideas of community, activism and being part of a collective—a move toward taking a stand against segregational decisions in the world of politics.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

More Than a Mall: A Collection of Experiences

Eastridge Center 2017 – A Pacific Retail Property.

Nestled in the heart of San Jose, California, Eastridge is one of Silicon Valley’s largest shopping destinations, with nearly 1.4 million square feet of retail space. Like many American malls, Eastridge needed an upgrade that would reflect its locale, connect with customers in new ways, and transform the 45-year-old enclosed shopping center into an immersive lifestyle destination.

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Thursday
May182017

Retail in India: Complex, Contradictory and Full of Opportunity

Mumbai coastline. Photo: Dhurandar.

In 2017, retailers in Europe are focusing on accelerating change in the business, while a major retail restructuring has been gathering momentum on the American horizon. If you look halfway around the world, a steady rise in consumption has been underway, and is being projected for the next decade in the higher growth economies of China and India (Source: OECD Interim Economic Outlook March 2017).

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Tuesday
May162017

Visualizing a New Life for the Retail Center: Transforming Assets with Virtual Reality 

The Galleria at White Plains. Image © Gensler

The retail center is a fascinating typology because it is metabolic and constantly changing. Many buildings look their best on opening day and then age and decay until demolition or renovation. The retail center is different in that it reinvents itself with each new merchant’s arrival. It’s a collage of brands, aesthetics and personalities relating together to create one destination.

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Tuesday
May162017

Mapping Presence in Virtual Reality Environments 

Image © Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing.

Many industries rely heavily on data to inform business and design decisions. E-commerce sites track shoppers online. Brick and mortar stores use surveillance cameras to monitor shopper activity. Post-occupancy surveys measure comfort and satisfaction in built projects, from professional services firms to corporate campuses.

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