Retail, Hospitality, & Mixed Use

  • From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    Activating stadiums to create sports entertainment districts that strengthen a community year-round

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  • 5 ways pop-up shops are influencing retail design

    5 ways pop-up shops are influencing retail design

    Minimal, flexible, temporary, and cool—pop-ups create a buzz

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  • Stay and play: The top 5 hospitality design trends for 2018

    Stay and play: The top 5 hospitality design trends for 2018

    From a boutique vibe to hard-to-find speakeasies, designers can help hotels up their game to attract travelers

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    In the face of big changes to retail that have changed the status of the shopping mall, how can we tap powerful demographic and market forces to breathe new life into these strategic sites?

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  • What makes a boutique hotel stand out from the rest?

    What makes a boutique hotel stand out from the rest?

    Creating a carefully crafted design that tells a strong story is important for both the interior and exterior of a boutique hotel

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • Retail is not dead: The omnichannel revolution is just changing how it works

    Retail is not dead: The omnichannel revolution is just changing how it works

    Successful retailers and e-retailers will use online and in-store experiences to define the unique and successful brand differentiation

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  • 5 ways a hotel can be more than a place to sleep

    5 ways a hotel can be more than a place to sleep

    When designing hotels, it’s important to prioritize the customer experience by creating memorable moments

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • Infrastructure as art?

    Infrastructure as art?

    How engineers can find artistic opportunities in seemingly uninspiring places, driving client value in the process

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  • Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    By taking a holistic approach to sustainable design, IKEA Halifax is optimizing environmental and financial benefits

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  • 3 ways to design immersive experiences: start with a flight suit

    3 ways to design immersive experiences: start with a flight suit

    To design a space that draws people into an experience, sometimes you have to take a walk in your client’s shoes… or skydive in their flight chamber.

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  • Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    A $3 billion investment in Water Street Tampa is connecting the Tampa Bay region to the global knowledge economy

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  • Opening day at Wrigley Field: A behind-the-scenes view

    Opening day at Wrigley Field: A behind-the-scenes view

    Take a behind-the-scenes walk through the Chicago Cubs home field campus that you haven’t seen

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Design can both reflect and transform culture

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  • 5 facets of successful retail design that further social connection

    5 facets of successful retail design that further social connection

    What’s driving experiential retail in 2017 and beyond?

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  • When smart rooms meet smartphones: designing the perfect hotel experience

    When smart rooms meet smartphones: designing the perfect hotel experience

    How hotels are improving guest room comfort while driving down energy costs

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