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American Retail Designs : Architecture

Key American Shopping Developments

post updated April 26, 2024

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US Retail Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of US Retail Buildings. We aim to include shop buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed US Shopping Center buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across the United States of America. The focus is on contemporary US retail buildings but information on traditional shop buildings in the USA is also welcome.

Contemporary US Retail Building Designs, chronological:

Jan 25, 2019
Apple Store Upper East Side, New York City, NY, USA
Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Apple Store, Upper East Side, New York City
photo : Peter Aaron
Apple Store, Upper East Side, New York City
Located at Madison Avenue and 74th Street, the project is an adaptive reuse of the 1922 U.S. Mortgage & Trust building designed by Henry Otis Chapman, and is now home to one of Apple’s Manhattan retail stores.

Nov 11, 2018
Dior Shop Facade, Design District, Miami, Florida
Design: BarbaritoBancel architects
Dior Shop Facade American Retail Buildings
photograph : Alessandra Chemollo
Dior Shop Facade in Miami
The new Dior Flagship designed by the French-Italian firm BarbaritoBancel architects in the Design District of Miami is honoured by the American Architecture Prize 2016, an international award, which every year, rewards the best performances worldwide.

Aug 10, 2017
Apple Retail Store, Carnegie Library, Washington D.C., USA
Design: Foster + Partners Architects
Apple Retail Store at Carnegie Library of Washington D.C. |
image Courtesy of architects
Apple Store in Carnegie Library Building
The project will rehabilitate and modernize the Carnegie Library building to become a retail and education facility. The building will be leased jointly by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) which will continue to operate its research library, exhibit galleries, and administrative offices there, and a retail tenant which will operate a retail, events, and educational facility in the building.

Dec 17, 2016
Vondom Shop, Miami, Florida
Design: Ramón Esteve Estudio
Vondom Shop American Retail Buildings
photograph : Alfonso Calza
Vondom Shop in Florida

Oct 14 + 13, 2016
Apple Store World Trade Center Oculus, 185 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY, USA
Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
Apple Store WTC Oculus American Retail Buildings
photo : Peter Aaron
Apple Store World Trade Center Oculus, New York
Apple’s newest Manhattan retail store, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, opened last month in the recently completed World Trade Center Oculus. Prominently positioned in the epicenter of the bustling transportation hub, the new store is the only space to inhabit two levels and a full quarter of the light-filled structure.

Sep 20, 2016
Williamsburg Apple Store, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
Williamsburg Apple Store Building New York
photo : Nick Lehoux
Williamsburg Apple Store Brooklyn, New York

Major Store Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Armani Fifth Avenue shop, USA
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
Armani Fifth Avenue Store American Retail Buildings
photo courtesy of Studio Fuksas
Giorgio Armani New York
After Hong Kong Chater House and Tokyo Ginza Tower, Fifth Avenue completes the trilogy of the Armani Stores designed by Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas for the famous designer. Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the street more known, the project takes up the first three floors of two buildings localized between the 5th Avenue and the 56th Street. Besides the basement, the show room develops on four differents levels and it’s conceived of an only space, without clear distinctions, a singing space connected with the power generated by the whirlwind of the staircase.

Derek Lam Boutique, New York City, USA
Design: SANAA
Derek Lam Boutique American Retail Buildings
image of the Derek Lam NYC Boutique from DLM
Derek Lam New York Store
Derek Lam International’s first stand-alone boutique, designed by internationally esteemed architects SANAA. “I am thrilled to work with architects who share my design philosophy and whose work I so greatly admire,” said Derek Lam, who counts Kazuyo Sejima among his very first customers. “SANAA has created a retail environment that is minimalist, functional, intimate and warm. The store concept will be an important step towards solidifying the identity of the brand.”

Prada Store New York, New York City
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA
Prada New York Epicenter American Retail Buildings
photo : Armin Linke
Prada Epicenter
The stores are conceived as specific insertions both in relation to the brand and the network of existing ‘green’ Prada stores, as well as the city and cultural context they are situated in. In contrast to the concept of a classical ‘flagship store’ – the simple enlargement of a generic store, in other words more of the same – the new Prada ‘epicenters’ offer a diversification of the shopping experience: the commercial function is overlaid with a series of experiential and spatial typologies.

Sunset Boutique, Los Angeles, California
Sunset Boulevard Shop American Retail Buildings
image from architect
Sunset Boutique
The spatial performance of the store is based on the bending effect of two reciprocally ruled surfaces: the façade that bends inside up and the pliant stair that bends outside down, create a magnetic field that gravitates towards the interior. The bent façade operates as a responsive skin that by means of local inflections senses the dynamics of pedestrian activity on the sidewalk and nearby strip.

Arcade Boutique, Hollywood Building, Los Angeles, California
Design: Montalba Architects
Arcade Boutique American Retail Buildings
image from CC Sullivan
Arcade Boutique
High-end, exclusive fashion meets retail in a carefully curated shop designed by David Montalba. By bringing much-needed light and a sensuous material qualities to the new store, Montalba reflects the retailer’s vision and supports her unique business approach.

Steven Alan Portland, Oregon
Design: Hollwich Kushner (HWKN)
Steven Alan Portland Shop - American Retail Buildings
photo : Christian Columbres
Steven Alan Portland Store Design – Sep 10, 2013
Designed by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) as a prototype for future Steven Alan locations in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas, the Portland store imbues a local character to a modular design. Building on his reputation for scouting the most intriguing young designers, Steven Alan turned to Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) to envision a national expansion beyond the 20 existing retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Connecticut.

Shop Designs in USA

Shop Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles, California
Architect: Sybarite
Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles
photograph : Jimmy Cohrssen
Alberta Ferretti Los Angeles Boutique

Louis Vuitton store facade, New York City
Jun Aoki Architect
Louis Vuitton Store New York
photo : Andrew McRae
New York store

Marni Boutique Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Las Vegas
photo : Donato Sardello
Marni Las Vegas at The Crystals

Marni Boutique Madison Avenue, New York
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Madison Avenue
photo : Paul Warchol
Marni Madison Avenue

Marni Boutique Miami, Florida
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Miami
photo : Bill Wisser
Marni Miami Boutique

Marni Boutique Soho, New York City
Architect: Sybarite
Marni Soho
photo : Paul Warchol
Marni Soho

Natick Collection, Massachusetts
Beyer Blinder Belle
Natick Collection
photo : Chuck Choi
Natick Collection

Pronovias Store, New York City
GCA Arquitectos Asociados
Pronovias Store
picture : Wade Zimmerman Photographer
Pronovias Store

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Key American Retail Buildings, no images:

Apple SoHo, New York City
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ronnette Riley Architect

Apple Store Fifth Avenue, New York City
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

GIADA Shop, New York City
Design: Steven Holl Architects

Hoffman Auto Showroom – now Mercedes-Benz Showroom Manhattan
430 Park Avenue (at 56th Street), New York
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect

La Maison Unique, Longchamps store, Soho, Manhattan
Heatherwick Studio

Prada Epicenter, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, California
Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA

V. C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, California
Frank Lloyd Wright

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