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The AIA Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community (REKC) fosters the creation, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge about the retail and entertainment environments among practitioners, clients, retailers, and the general public to advance the practice and improve the quality of retail and entertainment environments.

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REKC Conference

Magic Behind the Curtain

Explore the revitalization of the 42nd Street theatre district 

May 15, 2014, 
New Amsterdam Theatre
214 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036







 

 

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White Paper Library

REKC White Paper Library
Resources for those in the Retail and Entertainment Community.

Operable Facades in the Sustainable Retail Environment

Challenges When Designing International Retail Facades

Main Street Connectivity
2013 Virtual Convention Session
Main Street Connectivity: Patterns and Processes Linking Urban Commercial Patches
Please Note: Sessions are $34.99 to view, take the quiz and
 receive AIA CES credit.


Number of CE Credit(s):     1.00 LU|HSW Hours
   


The AIA Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community (REKC) fosters the creation, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge about the retail and entertainment environments among practitioners, clients, retailers, and the general public to advance the practice and improve the quality of retail and entertainment environments.

Find out more about how REKC promotes knowledge, develops best practices, and provides a forum for discussion to the retail design community.

Podcasts

Preview Retail and Entertainment 2013 Convention Sessions!


 

TH306: Retail Design around the World: Challenges 
and Guidelines for American Architects

...will offer dialogue among leading retail design
architects who will identify and discuss key
success factors in the design of retail
environments outside the United States.
  FR209: Sustainability in Retail Architecture
...major companies in the retail sector have 
committed themselves to sustainable practices,
from energy conservation to supply chain
management, in their efforts to be both
environmentally responsible and profitable.
Find out the how and whys of what's behind these
efforts.
 Edward Shriver, FAIA  SA214: Experiential Architecture: Beyond the Box
...will discuss experiential architecture from 
multiple perspectives: from the neuroscience of
how our brains process, and are modified by, the
designs we create, to the implementation across
retail stores, hotels and resorts, and amusement
parks.

Additional Retail Recordings:

Designing the Magic: Imagineering’s Design Process by Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA

...Imagineering approaches the design process and the tools available to the design professionals to build a better environment such as placemaking, incorporating story telling into the design of buildings, how merchandising can contribute and the innovative use of technology.

A Tale of Two Malls: North Star and Central Park Malls by Ed Shriver, FAIA
...revisits an analysis of two neighboring retail malls in San Antonio – a regional mall built in 1972, and hybrid mall/strip center built in 1974.

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Upcoming Events

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Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging (SADI) Awards

Receive national acclaim for your retail store, shopping center or retail design with the Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging (SADI) Awards competition, presented by Retail Traffic magazine in collaboration with the AIA Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community. Refer to the SADI Awards Web site for more information.

Reinventing Retail and Mixed-Use Presentation Database

The Urban Land Institute Reinventing Retail and Mixed-Use: Surviving, Thriving, and Positioning for the Future conference was held February 4 - 5, 2009. Presentations from the conference are available for download in the ULI web site.


Other Resources

Institute of Store Planners | International Council of Shopping Centers
Urban Land Institute | National Retail Federation
Retail Design and Visual Presentation


Announcements

AIA Contract Documents Launches New Online Service

ACD5™ is the new AIA Contract Documents online service. A service that transforms the way construction contracts and forms are created and edited. No matter where you are, if you have a computer and Internet availability, you’ll have convenient online access to the entire library of AIA documents as well as your project’s associated contracts and forms.

With no need to download software onto your computer, you can start managing your contracts instantly. You’ll enjoy enhanced flexibility with the ability to create your own personal clause library and custom templates – get unlimited and secure access to over 180+ time-tested contracts for up to 60 users. Multi-user accounts get the added benefits of an Administrator Role, a global clause library, and shared contacts. Best of all, with ACD5, you now have the online service that can deliver your legal documents, when and where you need them, on your terms.

Latest Discussions

  • Kathleen Simpson CAE

    Large Consumer Company Seeking Package Redesign Collaboration

    Posted in: Retail and Entertainment

    Last Call! A large consumer company is seeking collaboration on a highly-confidential package redesign project for one of its iconic household brands. The project will require minimal time commitment...

  • Kathleen Simpson CAE

    Large Consumer Company Seeking Package Redesign Collaboration

    Posted in: Retail and Entertainment

    A large consumer company is seeking collaboration on a highly-confidential package redesign project for one of its iconic household brands. The project will require minimal time commitment and a simple...

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    One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!

    Posted in: Retail and Entertainment

    Less Than One Week Left to Apply for November Trade Mission to Qatar! The deadline for the November Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar apply by Monday, September 15 for the chance...

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Latest Blogs

  • Michael D. Lingerfelt FAIA, LEED AP

    When Do Consumers Think a Freebie Is More Valuable than a Discounted Product?

    Retail and Entertainment

    Consumers may value a free gift more than a deeply discounted promotional item, especially if it comes from a prestigious brand, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.... more

  • Michael D. Lingerfelt FAIA, LEED AP

    Why Are Consumers Less Likely to Buy a Product When It’s the Only Option?

    Retail and Entertainment

    Consumers are more likely to search for alternatives when they are given only one option, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “There has been a lot of recent attention... more


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