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Top Retail Design Firms of 2015

VMSD presents its annual Retail Design Firm Resource Guide




Now in its 21st year, VMSD’s Retail Design Firm Resource Guide offers a comprehensive listing of design, architecture and construction firms, independent designers and consultancies from around the world.

Each listing includes contact information and notable projects the companies completed in 2014. To view the full table, visit page 30 of the May 2015 issue. Check out the Rankings by Design Fees chart on page 36 of the May issue and below, derived from total retail design fees disclosed by participating companies.

Information in this guide, including fees (where applicable), was provided by individual firms and has not been independently verified by VMSD magazine. Design firms interested in participating in the 2016 Resource Guide should contact Associate Editor Carly Hagedon at

Rankings by Design Fees*

1. Gensler

2. Callison

3. Stantec Architecture


4. MG2 (Formerly MulvannyG2 Architecture)

5. GreenbergFarrow

6. RSP Architects

7. Big Red Rooster

8. FRCH Design Worldwide

9. MBH Architects


10. Shremshock Architects

11. Chipman Design Architecture

12. Bergmann Associates

13. TPG

14. Sargenti Architects

15. CASCO Diversified Corp.


16. Herschman Architects Inc.

17. Chute Gerdeman Inc.

18. GH+A**

19. BHDP Architecture

20. JGA

21. Watt International

22. RGLA Solutions Inc.

23. Bergmeyer Associates Inc.

24. Gruskin Architecture and Design P.C.

25. Aedifica

26. Api(+)

27. Shea Inc.

28. Jencen Architecture

29. Horst Design Intl. Inc.

30. Phase Zero Design Inc.

31. (tie) Architectural Design Guild

31. (tie) MNA

32. Cowan + Associates

33. The McKinney Partnerships/Architects

34. (tie) Kraido

34. (tie) Retail Solutions Colombia

35. Richardson Design

36. Connor Architecture

37. Image 4

38. Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon

39. Architecture Design Collaborative

40. Studio McCormack

41. Jerry Birnbach and Associates

42. Hambrecht Oleson Design Inc.

43. Cutler**

44. Bruce and Tom (BAT)

45. Retail Habitats

46. Rawlins Design

47. Smart Associates

48. AORS

49. Destree Design Architects Inc.

* Information for the VMSD Retail Design Firm Resource Guide was provided by individual firms and has not been verified by VMSD magazine.
**Fees from outside the U.S. are converted into U.S. dollars using average exchange rates from Dec. 31, 2014, as reported by the Internal Revenue Service.

Due to an editorial error, Architecture Design Collaborative was incorrectly listed as Architectural Design Collaborative. The company's name has been corrected in the listing above.

Due to an editorial error, the company FRDC was unintentionally left out of the 2015 Retail Design Firm Resource Guide. Their information is as follows:

FRDC, Future Research Design Company
Bangalore, India
Contact: 919886310645;;
Retail space designed 2014 (square feet): 200,000
Projects: Raymond Premium Apparel, Raymond Ltd., Mumbai, India; Adonica Kube Beauty Wellness, Katong, Singapore; Arttdinox, Bangalore, India



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