Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Shop! Design Awards!

The Design Awards celebrate achievements in areas such as new store design, renovations, fixtures, visual presentation projects and in-store communications. Entries are cited for excellence in design, originality in use of space and materials and quality of concept execution.

Enjoy our gallery of the 2021 honorees, and stay tuned for announcements for the 2022 Design Awards, which will open for entries in September.

View the 2021 Shop! Design Awards Winners

Store of the Year
Category: Hardline Specialty Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Dalziel and Pow Design Consultants Ltd.
Project Credits: Design
Photography: Alicia Clarke
Category: Best Pivot (Gold Award)
Submitted by: CallisonRTKL
Photography: Richard Cadan
Category: Brand Activation (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Sleep Number
Photography: Angela Gearhart
Category: Brand Activation (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Dolce Media Group
Photography: Alex Lukey
Category: Branded Shop Within a Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Design Phase Inc.
Photography: Madeline Eckert
Category: Branded Shop Within a Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: 555 International
Photography: Jeff Lewis
Category: Convenience Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Chute Gerdeman
Photography: Seth Parker
Category: Department Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: TPG Architecture
Photography: Héctor Armando Herrera
Category: Department Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Jeffrey Hutchison and Associates
Photography: Frédéric Bouchard
Category: Department Within a Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Design Phase Inc.
Photography: Stephen Kertis
Category: Hardline Specialty Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: CallisonRTKL
Photography: Dror Baldinger
Category: Pop-Up Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: MG2
Photography: John Vicory
Category: Pop-Up Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Twenty Four 7
Photography: Randal Finklea
Category: Restaurant – Casual Dining (Silver Award)
Submitted by: CORE architecture + design
Photography: Ron Ngiam
Category: Restaurant – Casual Dining (Gold Award)
Submitted by: 555 International
Photography: Eric Kleinberg
Category: Restaurant – Fast Food (Gold Award)
Submitted by: NELSON Worldwide
Photography: Josh Beeman
Category: Restaurant – Fine Dining (Gold Award)
Submitted by: MTVD
Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
Category: Restaurant – Fine Dining (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Forte Fixtures & Millwork
Photography: Eric Laignel
Category: Service Retailer (Gold Award)
Submitted by: NELSON Worldwide
Photography: Courtesy of Tide Corp.
Category: Softline Specialty Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Bergmeyer
Photography: Courtesy of Concepts
Category: Softline Specialty Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: RGLA Solutions Inc.
Photography: Josh Line
Category: Specialty Food and Consumables Retailer (Gold Award)
Submitted by: DMAC Architecture
Photography: Anthony Tahlier
Category: Specialty Food and Consumables Retailer (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Bergmeyer
Photography: Kayla Rocca Photography
Category: Specialty Store Over 25,000 Square Feet (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Design Collaborative
Photography: Al Ensley
Category: Specialty Store Over 25,000 Square Feet (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Landor & Fitch
Photography: Simon Lewis
Category: Supermarket/Grocery Store (Gold Award)
Submitted by: King Retail Solutions
Photography: Paul Grdina
Category: Supermarket/Grocery Store (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Architecture Plus International – api (+)
Photography: Robert Casey
Category: Window Display (Gold Award)
Submitted by: Twenty Four 7
Photography: Randal Finklea
Category: Window Display (Silver Award)
Submitted by: Woolworths South Africa
Photography: Roice Nel
Element Category: Signage/Graphics
Submitted by: SLD
Photography: Bing Ma
Element Category: In-Store Communications
Submitted by: SLD
Photography: Bing Ma
Element Category: In-Store Visual Display
Submitted by: CallisonRTKL
Photography: Sterling Plenert & Gerald Andal
Element Category: Lighting
Submitted by: CORE architecture + design
Photography: Ron Ngiam
Element Category: Storefront - Exterior
Submitted by: Landor & FITCH
Photography: Simon Lewis
Element Category: Wall Treatment
Submitted by: Woolworths South Africa
Photography: Roice Nel
Element Category: Sustainability
Submitted by: Woolworths South Africa
Photography: Roice Nel
Element Category: Store Fixture
Submitted by: Timberland
Photography: John Muggenborg
Element Category: Use of Technology
Submitted by: Twenty Four 7
Photography: Randal Finklea

Entries may be submitted by retailers, designers, architects or suppliers of projects installed in operating retail environments between January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. A project may only be entered by one company. Once it is entered, it is eligible for additional consideration for additional fees. Entries not complying with competition rules will be disqualified.

An independent panel of judges determines a Gold Award and up to two Silver Awards in each category. One overall store entry is also awarded Store of the Year. In addition, several projects will win special awards for individual elements. All awards are determined at the judges’ discretion; decisions are final.

Principal criteria for judging:
• excellence in design
• originality in the use of space and materials
• quality in executing the total concept
• in some cases, the highest return for dollars spent

Best Pivot | Brand Activation | Branded Shop Within a Store | Convenience Store | Department Store* | Department Within a Store | Hardline Specialty Store* | Pop-Up Store | Restaurant/Casual Dining | Restaurant/Fast Food | Restaurant/Fine Dining | Service Retailer | Softline Specialty Store* | Speciality Food and Consumables Retailer* | Specialty Store over 25,000 sf* | Supermarket/Grocery Store*|Window Display

One Gold Award winner from qualifying categories (*) will be selected as the Store of the Year.

INDIVIDUAL ELEMENT CATEGORIES

Add one or more element categories to showcase individual aspects of your main category entry for only $60 more each!

NEW IN 2021: Companies can now enter an element category without entering one of the main categories. Please see page 1 of the entry it for pricing details.

Flooring | In-Store Communications | In-Store Visual Display | Lighting | Signage/Graphics | Storefront/Exterior | Store Fixture | Sustainability | Use of Technology | Wall Treatment