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Retail Design Firm Resource Guide

Top Retail Design Firms of 2017

VMSD unveils its annual Retail Design Firm Resource Guide




Now in its 23rd consecutive year, VMSD’s annual Retail Design Firm Resource Guide showcases a comprehensive listing of contract design firms and independent designers, as well as architecture and construction firms, from around the world – including those in South America, Poland, India and beyond.

Each listing – unless non-disclosed – lists every firm’s notable projects from 2016, as well as current contact information. (See the full listing in the magazine here.)

For the Rankings by Design Firm Fees table, derived from total retail design firm fees disclosed by participating firms, see below. All information in the 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 2018 Resource Guide should contact Managing Editor Carly Hagedon at for details.

Rankings by Design Fees*

1 CallisonRTKL

2 Gensler


3 GreenbergFarrow

4 FRCH Design Worldwide

5 WD Partners

6 MG2

7 CR Architecture + Design

8 Little



10 MBH Architects

11 Chipman Design Architecture

12 Sargenti Architects

13 Shremshock Cos.

14 Checkland Kindleysides


15 TPG Architecture

16 Tricarico Architecture and Design

17 GH+A Design Studios

18 CM Architecture PA

19 Chute Gerdeman Inc.

20 Bergmeyer

21 Kenneth Park Architects

22 Larson Design Group

23 RGLA Solutions Inc.

24 Api(+)

25 (tied) AGI – Architectural Group Intl.

25 (tied) BHDP Architecture

26 Charles Sparks + Co.

27 Jencen Architecture

28 Phase Zero Design

29 PDMS Design Group Inc.

30 (tied) Architectural Design Guild

30 (tied) ChangeUp Inc.

31 Architecture Design Collaborative

32 Oculus Inc.

33 IA Interior Architects

34 EC Retail Studio

35 Cutler

36 Richardson Design

37 Finn Daniels Architects

38 Jump Branding & Design

39 FRDC (Future Research Design Co.)

40 Kraido

41 Ideation Studio Inc.

42 The Architects Group Inc.

43 Hambrecht Oleson Design Inc.

44 Jerry Birnbach & Associates

45 Storetech

46 (tied) Bloommiami

46 (tied) TSAO Design Group

47 Lauckgroup

48 (tied) A+D Retail Store Design

48 (tied) Retail Rehab

49 Specs Design Group

50 Retail Habitats

51 EP&M Spaces

52 Chris Rossi Studio

53 (tied) Derek Rubinoff, Architect

53 (tied) Dever Architects

54 Design Center

55 AT Design LLC

*Information for the VMSD Retail Design Firm Resource Guide was provided by individual firms and has not been verified by VMSD magazine.



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