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Informa – BUILDEX Architecture Keynote

February 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Informa  – BUILDEX Architecture Keynote: Rethinking Retail: Designing Urban Destinations with Draw

Retail is changing. E-commerce is here to stay. Industry, more so than ever, must think outside the box when designing the new and redefining the mature. Society is looking to the conventional shopping center for un-conventional and diversified activations and experiences.

This panel will examine retail in light of changing consumer trends and wants, exploring the complexities of designing spaces that not only service retail tenants and customers, but act as urban destinations.

Taking a case study approach, panelists will discuss the design principles implemented in their projects to create a strong sense of place and enhance aesthetic intrigue. The panel will review the considerations taken into account when designing spaces that support art and entertainment, in addition to fostering social interaction.  Panelists will discuss the nuances of designing spaces that suit high, mid, and low-priced stores, highlighting the importance of balance and flexibility. Finishing with a future forward outlook, panelists will share their predictions for what the new face of retail looks like.

Moderator: Richard Witt, Principal, Quadrangle

Speakers: Jim Anderson, Lead Architect, DIALOG (Sherway Gardens, Toronto, ON) Joan Insel, Vice President, CallisonRTKL Joni Vallon, Project Director, GH + A Design Studios (CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON)

Dates: February 16, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Complimentary registration for AIBC members (use code: ARCHCOMP)
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
To register: Register now!


February 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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