ON APRIL 16 IN CHICAGO,
72 awards were presented in 23 categories of retail design
before a crowd of retail industry leaders. The 2013 A.R.E.
Design Awards recognized store and shop designs, sustainable
projects, and individual store fixtures, visual presentations,
window displays, flooring, lighting, wall treatments, storefronts/exteriors, and in-store communications. The announcement of the Store 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 13, 2013.
Emcee: Christine Sturch Whole Foods Market
Sherif Ayad, id&design international
Tony Camilletti, Design Fabrications (D|Fab)
Tracy Dillon, Retail Environments magazine
Robert Higgins, Fossil Inc.
Steve Kaufman, VMSD magazine
Alison Embrey Medina, DDI magazine
Marc Riera, Nike
Marianne Wilson, Chain Store Age
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
Scott Monico, Presentations Plus of America
Blake Nielsen, The Carlson Group Inc.
Richard Stolls, Lifestyle/ Trimco Inc.
Lisa A. Wynne, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, EcoScapes
Sustainability Solutions LLC
Bob DeGroff, LEED Green Associate, Miller Zell Inc.
Nancy Everhart, AIA, CDT, NCARB, LEED AP, Little
Michael Payne, AIA, NCARB, Callison
Richard Shelley, LEED AP, Fetzer Architectural
Rick Troxel, Roseburg