ON FEBRUARY 29 IN LAS VEGAS,
65 awards were presented in 18 categories of retail design before
a crowd of retail industry leaders. The 2012 A.R.E. Design Awards
recognized store and shop designs, sustainable projects, and individual store fixtures, visual presentations, lighting, wall treatments,
and in-store communications. The announcement of the Store
of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year, Visual Presentation of
the Year, and Fixture of the Year completed the evening.
Look for details about next year’s competition online at
www.retailenvironments.org in mid-July. Mark your calendar
now for our next competition’s early-bird deadline to enter:
December 15, 2012.
vice president of
store planning and
project delivery, Macy’s
Luiz Andrade, Sony Electronics Inc.
Sherif Ayad, id&design international
Tony Camilletti, Design Fabrications (D|Fab)
Anne Dinardo, VMSD Magazine
Robert Higgins, Fossil Inc.
Marc Riera, Nike
A.R.E. Design Awards Committee
CHAIR: Jim Wiemer, DCI Marketing
Darcy DiFazio, Allegheny Trico
Tim Fearney, Nielsen Business Media
Jackie Glanz, MG Concepts
Mike Haddon, American Installation Companies
Johnathan Irick, Ziba Design
Anne Johnson, Bergmeyer Associates Inc.
Tom Maglio, TDC Instore
Roelena Manning, Retail Marketing Services East
Blake Nielsen, The Carlson Group Inc.
Johnathan Douglas Sanders, Chippenhook
Richard Stolls, Lifestyle/Trimco Inc.
A.R.E. Sustainability Council/Judges
CHAIR: Lisa A. Thompson, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC,
EcoScapes Sustainability Solutions LLC
John Blattel, LEED AP, EMI Industries
Nancy Everhart, AIA, CDT, NCARB, LEED AP, Little
Bob Johnson, IDSA,
Michael Payne, AIA, NCARB, Callison
Jeff Remtema, LEED AP BD+C, Progressive AE
Bob Riley, DSA/Phototech
Richard Shelley, LEED AP, Fetzer Architectural Woodwork
Rick Troxel, Roseburg
Wesley Woelfel, Greneker