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Thursday
Apr282011

San Francisco Retail

Later this year the International Retail Design Conference returns to San Francisco, and I’m already looking forward to the opportunity to show visiting colleagues and clients around my city. In fact, when IRDC’s director, Kristin Zeit, recently visited to scout locations for September’s events, I gave her some ideas about must-see shops and restaurants around San Francisco.

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Thursday
Apr212011

The Anatomy of a Showroom

During the last two decades, retail showrooms where wholesale buyers are introduced to new products have become rigid, dysfunctional and overbuilt big mouths. With excessive merchandise choice, large inventories and mass storage, these traditional showrooms are becoming antiquated while wholesale and retail distribution and delivery chains innovate and evolve.

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Thursday
Apr212011

40 Years of Retail: Charlie Kridler

Charlie Kridler, recently retired, started his Gensler career in 1969 and helped spur the firm’s successful growth over several decades, especially the retail practice.

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Friday
Apr152011

Maximizing Sports Sponsorships with Design

Photo credited to Ivan Walsh

What will the stadium of the future look like? This is not a question to be answered solely by architects, but rather all stakeholders have to be part of the conversation. With a Gensler Sports fan survey already underway, we recently convened a panel of sports industry professionals representing brands, sponsorship agencies, sports teams and venues to explore ways the industry is evolving.

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Tuesday
Jan042011

Winning Relationships

Earlier this month a project that’s near and dear to my heart received one of the retail industry’s highest honors: Westfield Galleria at Roseville earned gold at ICSC’s U.S. Design and Development Awards.

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