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NORR Retail Featured in GC Magazine

The Best Retail Architects in Detroit, Michigan

collage of retail projects including CVS health, armani and Nugget Markets

GC Magazine named NORR as one of the best Retail Architects in Detroit, MI.  This recognition is the work of a large, truly talented team of architects, engineers and interior designers  led by Anthony Ricciuti and Ricardo Avila, from our Detroit Retail center of excellence. With more than 40 million square feet of retail development and revitalization projects, our team has an in-depth understanding of the local,  national and international retail climate, and has successfully delivered sustainable, inspiring and impactful design solutions for the global market.  We proudly develop programs and design solutions for brands such as CVS, Amazon, Dollar General, Lidl and Panda Express.

By GC Magazine

Composed of over 700 professionals in engineering, architecture, interior design, and planning, NORR has been transforming local and international urban landscapes since its founding in 1938. Anthony Ricciuti, who is based in Detroit, leads the company’s global retail center of excellence. During his 20-year career at NORR, Anthony has managed more than 40 million square feet of Retail development and revitalization projects in essential Retail, primarily in the pharmacy, grocer, and banking segments. Under his leadership and through his in-depth understanding of the local and national retail climate, the firm has successfully delivered sustainable, inspiring, and impactful design solutions for the market.

As a licensed architect in both Canada and the US, Anthony has earned an international reputation of successfully leading viable retail environments that enable product sales and deliver maximum value per square foot. He works in collaboration with major brands to create a retail experience that embraces consumer trends, technological advances, and business imperatives. Taking an omnichannel approach to design, he believes the interaction between your phone, tablet, and the physical store needs to be interchangeable in today’s world for a connected shopping experience. Consumers need options based on their personal buying habits, whether their journey is online or in a store.

The firm has established long-term relationships with some of the top companies in the healthcare sector. CVS Health, for instance, has worked with the firm since 2001 to complete over 3,000 retail locations across the country. Some of these works have caught the attention of the design community. Another location in Gainesville earned the 2010 City of Gainesville Beautification Awards, under the Building Design Commercial and Retail Businesses category.  The firm’s reach is global, producing past projects across the world, including The Avenues, one of the biggest shopping malls in Kuwait, as well as the revitalization of the Debenhams flagship store in London.

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