September 19, 2016Why So Many Legacy Fast-Food Restaurants Are Getting Makeovers
Ad Week - When it comes to dining, no matter the cost of the meal, millennials place a premium on overall experience and that includes comfortable, well-appointed spaces, say marketing analysts.
September 16, 2016Gold Key Awards Finalists For 2016
BDNY - Congratulations to the Gold Key Awards Finalists for 2016. Finalists, winners and the 2016 Designer of the Year will be recognized at the Awards Gala on Monday, November 14, 2016.
September 15, 2016Finalists Announced For Gold Key Awards For Excellence In Hospitality Design
Hotel Online - Finalists have been announced for the 36th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, sponsored by Boutique Design.
September 14, 2016Music Hall Construction Is On Track As Fundraising Continues
Cincinnati.com - The leaders of Music Hall’s renovation say that work on the project is about 1/4 of the way completed, and well on its way to a reopening date in early October 2017.
September 14, 2016The First Tire Discounters Store On Old Hickory Blvd Will Be Open By Black Friday
GCA News - Turner Construction will work with FRCH Design Worldwide and Henderson Engineers, the project’s architect and engineer, respectively, to ensure that the project is completed in time for Black Friday.
September 12, 20162016 Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record - Arch Record ranks their annual leading list of architectural firms. Companies are ranked by revenue (in millions of dollars) for architectural services performed in 2015.
September 08, 2016Retail Design Influencers 2016
Design:Retail - The retail design industry is full of creative minds, but there are some with creative abilities admired by their peers and people outside of the industry as well, including FRCH's own Lori Kolthoff.
September 02, 2016Unitfive Design Installs Handcrafted Brass Forest In Saks Fifth Avenue Toronto
Contract Magazine - A lustrous forest of brass trees has been planted within the third floor of Saks Fifth Avenue’s downtown Toronto flagship, which opened earlier this year. FRCH, developed the concept for the installation that was realized by Toronto-based studio Unitfive Design.
September 01, 2016These Before-And-After Photos Show How Much Fast-Food Restaurants Have Changed Over The Years
Msn.com - Fast-food chains across America are revamping their menus and re-designing their looks in order be more competitive. Many chains are noticing they need to look more modern. This is how some popular chains have changed over the years.
August 30, 2016BIM GIANTS: A Ranking Of The Nation's Top BIM Design And Construction Firms
Building Design + Construction - Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest BIM AEC firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.
August 24, 2016Fourth & Race Project Design Finally Hits The Mark
Business Courier - The third version of the Fourth and Race mixed-use development received unanimous approval from the city panel that examines architecture of downtown projects on Wednesday.
August 10, 2016Top 90 Retail Architecture Firms
Building Design + Construction - Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest retail sector architecture and A/E firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.
August 02, 2016Saks Fifth Avenue By FRCH Design Worldwide
Retail Design Blog - The new Eaton Centre store, is Sak’s first flagship in more than forty years, occupying 123,000 square feet of prime retail space in the historic Hudson’s Bay Company building at Queen and Yonge Streets.
August 01, 2016Culinary Curiosity
VMSD - Groceries and supermarkets are exciting customers with in-store demonstrations, while also promoting fresh food and take-home options in the marketplace-inspired environments.
August 01, 2016More Bang For Your Buck
VMSD - Store designers are generally accustomed to working within the restrictive constraints of a budget.
July 26, 2016Saks Appeal
Design:Retail - FRCH Design worked with the luxury retailer to expand into Canada, opening their first new flagship in 40 years in Toronto.
July 20, 2016Hershey Going Bigger In Times Square
Retailing Today - The Hershey Company is moving its popular store in Manhattan’s Times Square to a much larger location. The company will unveil a new Hershey’s Chocolate World flagship at 20 Times Square in late 2017.
July 13, 2016Giants 300 Report: Top Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - BD+C published its annual Giants 300 Report, ranking the top architecture firms in the world. FRCH was ranked #22.
July 13, 2016Giants 300 Report: Top Reconstruction Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - BD+C published its annual Giants 300 Report, ranking the top reconstruction architecture firms in the world. FRCH was ranked #19.
July 13, 2016Giants 300 Report: Top Retail Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - BD+C published its annual Giants 300 Report, ranking the top retail architecture firms in the world. FRCH was ranked #6.
July 11, 2016Ballard Designs, Project Gallery
Design:Retail - Ballard Designs teamed up with FRCH Design Worldwide to conceive the new retail experience located in King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia.
July 11, 2016The Store Of The Future
Business of Fashion - Physical retailers must stage experiences, embrace omnichannel and harness data to meet the needs and desires of today’s constantly connected, time-poor luxury consumers.
July 03, 2016New-Look Big Boy, Menu And Restaurant Changes For Frisch's
CNBC - Big Boy without his Big Boy double-decker; menu additions; a revamped, brighter restaurant with a kids' zone, and experimentation with "brupper" are among changes underway at Frisch's Restaurants Inc. as its new leadership tries to competitively beef up the regional chain.
July 01, 2016Frisch's Makeover Goes Beyond Big Boy
Cincinnati.com - Overhauling the Big Boy character is among a slew of changes Frisch's Restaurants has planned to refresh the brand's image.
June 29, 2016Cincy Business People: Who’s On The Move?
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide announces the addition of four new members.
June 28, 2016FRCH Announces Addition To Cincinnati Office
Association of Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide announces Nathan Kinney has joined the retail mixed use studio as their new business development manager.
June 23, 2016Cincinnati Execs Are Finalists For The Courier's C-Suite Awards
Business Courier - The Cincinnati Business Courier has selected the finalists for its second annual C-Suite Awards, a program that honors top executives in Greater Cincinnati whose skills and leadership have helped shape success for their companies.
June 20, 2016Customization Nation
VMSD - Specialty stores are combining customization and immersive experiences to better target desired shoppers, as showcased by Nintendo, New Era and Build-A-Bear Workshop.
June 10, 2016For Architects, Technology Is A Friend And Foe
Business Courier - This week we checked in with the leaders of some of Greater Cincinnati's largest architectural firms, including FRCH's Jim Harkin.
June 10, 2016Top Cincinnati Architecture Firms
Business Courier - FRCH ranked #1 in terms of billing in Business Courier's annual Top Cincinnati Architecture Firms ranking.
June 08, 2016Peace Of Mind Through ADA Compliance
Modern Restaurant Management - FRCH's Robert Ausdenmoore talkes about the costs of ADA non-compliance.
June 06, 2016Top Workplaces: 100 Companies Worth Loving
Enquirer - FRCH is named to the Cincinnati Enquirer's 2016 'Top Workplaces' list.
June 02, 2016FRCH Named One Of Best Employers In Ohio
Ohio SHRM - FRCH Design Worldwide was named one of the best employers in Ohio.
May 27, 20162016 Healthiest Employers
Business Courier - FRCH Design Worldwide was named a Healthiest Employer finalist by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
May 23, 201640 Under 40
Design:Retail - Meet the 2016 class of retail design's next leaders. This. Is. Our. Future. This year's class included FRCH's own Brandon Avery.
May 16, 2016The Essentialist
WWD - In a “brand actualization” survey measuring how well brands and retailers interact with consumers conducted by FRCH Design Worldwide, Disney, Oakley, Sephora, Zara and Anthropologie are best at keeping customers connected and engaged.
May 13, 2016American Girl To Reinvent Its Store Experience
Chain Store Age - American Girl, an early pioneer of experiential retailing, is set to shake things up again, this time with a digital twist.
May 13, 2016Homewood Suites Shows Off Remodel After 9 Years
AL.com - Homewood Suites has a new look nine years after launching at the Village of Providence mixed-use development in Huntsville.
May 12, 2016American Girl Is Debuting The ‘Store Of The Future’
Racked - American Girl is considered a pioneer of experiential retail thanks to its iconic stores that were among the first to combine shopping with eating, playing, and all sorts of otherings. Now, nearly two decades after it opened its first location, the brand is developing the "store of the future."
May 12, 2016Top Retail Design Firms
VMSD - FRCH Design Worldwide ranks #4 in Top Retail Design Firms in the world.
May 11, 2016Fast Fashion Retailers Nab Top Spots On Recent Consumer-Focused Surveys
The Fashion Law - Word of mouth marketing is everything as consumers grow increasingly skeptical of traditional advertising and Zara, Nike and H&M apparently do it best.
May 06, 2016Disney, Oakley, Zara Top Consumer Survey On ‘Brand Actualization’
Women's Wear Daily - Disney, Oakley, Sephora, Zara and Anthropologie do the best job keeping customers connected and engaged. Fossil, Michael Kors, Coach and Bath & Body Works aren’t far behind.
May 06, 2016Which Brands Are Best At Engaging Their Customers?
The Licensing Letter - This week, a new consumer survey came out purporting to answer that question. The Brand Actualization™ study, which comes from retail strategy firm FRCH Design Worldwide, measures brand engagement using seven criteria
May 05, 2016Building Better Franchisee/Franchiser Relationships And Better Buildings
Modern Restaurant Management -When a franchisee joins a corporation, each partner has a goal in mind. Both sides, of course, are looking to build a successful enterprise.
May 02, 2016OSU Wexler Medical Center Awarded Honorable Mention
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine - 2016 Facility Design Project of the Year, Honorable Mention: Renovations at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
April 19, 2016Thoughts For Retail Development Survival In The ‘Age Of Amazon’
Shopping Center Business - Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Entertainment Experience Evolution conference in Los Angeles. This is a relatively new event, focusing on retail and mixed-use destinations with entertainment components as an amenity for retail developments.
April 07, 2016Brooklyn Macy's Revamp Will Mix Historic Details With Modern Upgrades
Curbed NY - New details have emerged (including new renderings) about the makeover of Macy's Downtown Brooklyn outpost courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
April 06, 2016Brooklyn Macy’s Is Set For A Major Renovation
Wall Street Journal - Macy’s Inc. is bringing together the past and the present in a $100 million renovation of its store in downtown Brooklyn.
March 21, 2016Tru Confessions
Boutique Design - FRCH shares insider intel on the design process behind the hospitality industry's newest midscale brand, Tru by Hilton.
March 16, 2016FRCH’s Zelman Moves To Memphis
Boutique Design - FRCH Design Worldwide said vice president David Zelman has relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, to serve clients in and near that city, as well as those in Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere in the South.
March 10, 2016Global Architecture Firm Relocates Exec To Memphis
Memphis Business Journal - FRCH just announced that David Zelman, vice president with FRCH, has moved to the Bluff City to “better serve” clients in Memphis, Nashville and the overall Southern region.
March 08, 2016FRCH Announces Promotions
Commercial Construction & Renovation - FRCH Design Worldwide is proud to announce the promotion of members to their them in the Cincinnati and New York City offices.
February 24, 2016FRCH Announces Nine Promotions
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide has promoted the following nine employees.
February 21, 2016Hilton Targets Midscale Market
Hotel Business - With the help of FRCH, Hilton targets midscale market with launch of Tru brand.
February 18, 2016FRCH Announces 3 New Principals
Retail Environments - FRCH announced the promotion of three members to their senior leadership in the Cincinnati and New York City offices.
February 18, 2016Inside Saks Fifth Avenue's 1st Canadian Store
Retail Insider - This week, we toured Saks Fifth Avenue's first Canadian store, located within the Hudson's Bay building on Queen Street at CF Toronto Eaton Centre.
February 17, 2016FRCH Promotes 13
Retail Environments - FRCH announced nine promotions. With offices in Cincinnati, New York City, and Los Angeles, FRCH has more than doubled its workforce in recent years – growing from 116 employees in 2010, to a current roster of over 240 employees today.
February 16, 2016Cincy Business People: Who's On The Move?
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide announces seven new hires, as the company continues to grow.
February 12, 2016Beyond Window Dressing: How Retailers Create Effective Store Displays
Business Courier - FRCH's Robyn Novak talks about what makes a store layout great.
February 01, 2016Interior Design Top 100 Giants
Interior Design - FRCH ranked #33 in Interior Design's annual Giants survey ranking top Interior Design firms in the world.
February 01, 2016Special Treatment
Hotel F&B - Hampton Inn TREATS is a next-level lobby pantry concept.
January 28, 2016Boutique 18 Honorees Unveiled
Boutique Design - Boutique Design magazine has selected the 11th annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers in the hospitality industry.
January 26, 2016Hilton Debuts New Chain To Win Over Millennials
Fortune - New brand is further proof Airbnb is a real threat.
January 26, 2016Hilton Introduces New Hotel Brand With Millennial Mindset
Ad Age - Hilton Worldwide is introducing a new midscale hotel brand, Tru by Hilton, aimed at appealing to consumers of all ages who share values around what the company refers to as the "millennial mindset."
January 25, 2016Hilton Announces New Affordable Hotel Brand, Tru
USA Today - Hilton Worldwide today announced a new affordable brand targeting younger travelers.
January 22, 201610 Tips For Creatives From Paul Lechleiter
How Design - I met Paul Lechleiter in an UberConference early this December. He had some incredible words of wisdom to share.
January 09, 2016New Downtown Hotel Planned At Fourth And Walnut
Enquirer - The new owner of Fourth & Walnut Centre in Downtown Cincinnati has big plans for the underutilized office complex.
December 29, 2015FRCH Hires Seven
Commercial Construction & Renovation - FRCH Design Worldwide is proud to announce the addition of seven new members to the international architectural design firm’s roster.
December 21, 2015FRCH's Elizabeth Price Named PAVE Rising Star
PAVE - PAVE presented its 2015 Rising Star Award to Elizabeth Price, Senior Interior Designer, FRCH Design Worldwide.
December 17, 2015Design Firm FRCH Touts Competitive Edge In Female-Friendly Work Force
WCPO - FRCH Design Worldwide has a more female-centric work force than most big design firms.
December 11, 2015FRCH Announces Seven New Hires
ARE - FRCH Design Worldwide added seven new members to its roster. With offices in Cincinnati, New York City, and Los Angeles, FRCH has more than doubled its workforce in recent years.
December 09, 2015What Matters Most To Shoppers
NRF - Global brand experience firm FRCH Design Worldwide released its 2015 Brand Actualization study last month.The mission of the study is to assess the intersection between people’s lives and the brands they choose to engage with using a measurable framework.
November 30, 2015He Made His Career Designing Restaurants - But He Was Still Hungry For A Restaurant Of His Own
WCPO - “In Cincinnati, you say barbecue, and people think you’re smoking a pig,” Huit Craft BBQ owner Tobias Harris said with a laugh. “But in Asian culture, barbecue simply means cooking over an open fire.”
November 25, 2015Supermarket Mecca: Grocery Stores Adapt To Fit Changing Appetites
Loudoun Times-Mirror - Whole Foods in Ashburn, one of the newest food retail staples in the county, did extensive surveying of their own when they first scouted the area as a viable option for the popular fresh food chain.
November 18, 2015Building Blocks Of Engagement: Study Examines Concept Of Brand Actualization, Ranking Top Retailers On Engagement
Bulldog Reporter - New research from global brand experience firm FRCH Design Worldwide examines “brand actualization,” which offers a measurable framework that evaluates the definitive intersection between people’s lives and the brands they engage with.
November 18, 2015One Of Cincinnati's Top Architectural Firms Rebounds From Recession, Doubles In Size
Business Courier - FRCH Design Worldwide, one of the largest architectural firms in Greater Cincinnati, could end 2015 as its best ever.
November 18, 2015Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils Plans For Its First Two Stores In Toronto
Business Wire - Saks Fifth Avenue is delighted to reveal details about the previously announced opening of two full-line Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Toronto, Canada
November 10, 2015FRCH Releases 2015 Brand Actualization(TM) Study Evaluating 50 Retail Brands On Brand Engagement
Yahoo Finance - FRCH Design Worldwide, a leading global brand experience firm specializing in retail, architecture, and design, today released its 2015 Brand Actualization™ study rating 50 retailers across various categories.
November 09, 2015PAVE Announces 2015 Rising Star Finalists
PAVE - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2015 Rising Star Award, recognizing the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated talent, vision, and implementation in the retail environment. Finalists include FRCH's own Elizabeth Price.
November 04, 2015The 2015 Top 500 Design Firms
ENR - For ENR, it was a watershed year. We recognized individual contributions to the industry by citing people who "Made Their Marks" in 1965. In addition, fresh off the first ENR Top 400 Contractors list in 1964, ENR published its first-ever Top 500 Design Firms list.
October 12, 2015Why Design Is Key To Customer Engagement
Fast Casual - The to-do list when it comes to engaging customers and all the strategies restaurants and retailers need to tackle is a long one. Often times one of the most critical — design — is either pushed to the side or just pushed down the list.
October 09, 20153 Ways Whole Foods Is Using Design To Appeal To Millennials
Inc. Magazine - The national grocery chain partnered with an Ohio-based design firm to revamp three store locations. The goal: to make Whole Foods more authentic.
October 01, 2015Brand Actualization
VMSD - With the launch of a new research study, design firm FRCH Design Worldwide (Cincinnati) set out to understand the factors involved in achieving this all-important pinnacle of customer engagement.
October 01, 2015Simon's Summer
Retail Value News - 3 openings in August total 850,000 square feet for Simon - including Gloucester Premium Outlets.
September 24, 2015FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Eight New Hires To Growing Roster
Retail Environments - FRCH has added eight new members to it’s team. With offices in Cincinnati, NYC, and LA, FRCH has more than doubled its workforce in recent years – growing from 116 employees in 2010, to a current roster of more than 225 employees today.
September 14, 20152015 Design Firm Of The Year
Design:Retail - FRCH Design Worldwide was named a 2015 Design Firm of the Year by Design:Retail Magazine, as part of their annual Portfolio Awards.
September 14, 20152015 Retail Design Influencers
Design:Retail - FRCH's Robyn Novak was selected as a 2015 Retail Design Influencer, celebrating those individuals that are reshaping the retail industry!
September 08, 2015Giants 300: Top Retail Architecture Firms
Building Design + Construction: BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest retail sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 300 Report.
September 02, 2015Designers Select Galleries
Contract Magazine - Noted designers choose the materials and products they are most excited about and why, including FRCH's own HeeSun Kim.
September 01, 2015FRCH Adds Four To Growing Company Roster
Retail Environments - FRCH has more than doubled its workforce in recent years – growing from 116 employees in 2010, to a current roster of more than 225 employees today and looking to hire additional architects and designers in the upcoming year.
August 17, 2015Lisse, The New Restaurant Coming To Mainstrasse, Will Look Amazing
River City News - One of the several new restaurants set to open in Mainstrasse Village revealed some of its design plans on Monday.
August 04, 2015Giants 300 Report: Top 106 Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - Gensler, Perkins+Will, and Kohn Pedersen Fox top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest architecture firms in the United States.
August 03, 2015Pollo Tropical Redefines Store Experience
Chain Store Age - A redesign has upped the customer experience and increased sales at casual-dining chain Pollo Tropical, with the efforts led by FRCH Design Worldwide.
July 22, 2015FRCH Design Adds West Coast Office
Boutique Design - FRCH Design Worldwide is expanding to the West Coast with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles. The Cincinnati-based architecture and design firm has hired Mark Levine as managing vice president.
July 21, 2015FRCH Design Worldwide Expands To Los Angeles
Hotel Business Design - FRCH Design Worldwide, a leading global architecture and design firm, has expanded to the West Coast with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles.
July 21, 2015FRCH Design Worldwide Expands To The West Coast
Yahoo Finance - FRCH Design Worldwide, a leading global architecture and design firm, announced today it has expanded to the West Coast with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles.
July 21, 2015FRCH Design Worldwide Expands To The West Coast
Street Insider - FRCH Design Worldwide, a leading global architecture and design firm, announced today it has expanded to the West Coast with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles.
July 21, 2015Top Cincinnati Architectural Firm Rides Fast Growth To The West Coast
Business Courier - FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati’s second-largest architectural firm, is expanding to the West Coast with a new office in Los Angeles.
July 20, 2015FRCH Announces New Hires
Interiors and Sources - FRCH Design Worldwide is proud to announce the addition of four new members to the international architectural design firm’s roster.
July 14, 2015Award Winner: Renaissance Cincinnati
DARC Awards - The lighting design for this historic Daniel Burnham building unifies the stately elegance of the architecture with the modern comfort of this hotel brand.
July 09, 2015FRCH Announces Promotion In Senior Leadership
Design:Retail - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide recently announced a significant promotion in the leadership of the firm.
July 01, 20152015 VMSD International Visual Award Winners
VMSD - FRCH's work on the newest prototype design for the beloved brand, Hush Puppies, was awarded Honorable Mention in VMSD's International Visual Awards.
July 01, 2015Cincinnati's Largest Architectural Firm Fills New Leadership Job
Business Courier - FRCH Design Worldwide has promoted a member of its leadership team to newly created position. Barbara Beeghly will lead the firm’s large format retail business unit.
July 01, 2015FRCH Promotes In Senior Leadership
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide has promoted Barbara Beeghly, member of FRCH leadership for more than 25 years, to lead the large format retail business unit of the firm.
July 01, 2015Visual Vanguards
VMSD - FRCH's own Erin Stang discusses judging this year's VMSD International Visual Awards.
June 30, 2015Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record - Companies are ranked by revenue (in millions of dollars) for architectural services performed in 2014.
June 29, 2015Cincy Business People: Who's On The Move?
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide promotes Barbara Beeghly as market leader of the Large Format Retail business unit of the firm.
June 26, 2015FRCH Named To Zweig Group's 'Hot Firm List'
Zweig Group - The Zweig Group Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada.
June 16, 2015$40M Luxury Hotel In The Works For Downtown Cincinnati
Business Courier - A boutique and luxury hotel developer plans to transform a former Procter & Gamble Co. office building into a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
June 15, 2015Forever Young: UC's Nippert Stadium
Stradia Magazine - From integrated technology infrastructures and increased capacities to protective coatings and expanded concourses - a multitude of methods exist to prolong the life of venues of all ages.
June 14, 2015FRCH Named 'Top Workplace' In Cincinnati
Cincinnati Enquirer - The Enquirer invited all 100 Top Workplaces to tell us what makes each of them so special. Here are excerpts from their responses.
June 12, 2015Brazil's Italian Concept Bringing 'Culinary Freedom' To America
Fast Casual - Florida has become a home away from home to Spoleto, a fast casual Italian concept that boasts over 380 locations throughout Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica.
June 12, 2015Cincinnati's Largest Architectural Firms
Business Courier - This week’s Courier edition ranks the Tri-State’s largest architectural firms, we've ranked them by 2014 local architectural billings.
June 05, 2015FRCH Adds Seven To Growing Company Roster
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide added seven new members to its roster.
June 01, 2015Whole Foods Market Opens Wednesday
Dayton Daily News - On Monday, Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide announced the completion of an environmental graphics project for the new Whole Foods Market.
May 29, 2015Post-Modern Market
Design:Retail - How do you put an organic grocery store into an office building while maintaining the space's architectural integrity? That was the challenge tasked to FRCH when they took on integrating Whole Foods Market in a 1960's Frank Gehry building.
May 27, 2015Vibrant Connection
Retail Environments - Giving the VIP treatment to one of the city's most important buildings, a re-imagined lobby fulfills the structure's original concept by connecting its exterior to a colorful and very sociable space.
May 25, 2015FRCH Welcomes Five
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide has welcomed five new hires.
May 11, 2015Design Retail's 40 Under 40 Awards
Design:Retail - These 40 young professionals may just be the future of retail, including FRCH's own Robyn Novak.
May 08, 2015ENR Top 500 Design Firms
ENR - FRCH was named to the annual Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 500 List, recognizing the top architecture design firms in the country.
May 04, 2015Design Dish
Restaurant Design & Development - Our own Paul Lechleiter weighs in on what's in, what's out and what's coming up next for the restaurant design industry.
May 04, 2015Ohio: The Heart Of It All
VMSD - The state’s slogan aptly describes retail’s dominance here in the Buckeye State.
May 01, 2015Coming To America: Foreign Chains Navigate The Path To Growth In The US
Restaurant Design & Development - For the owners of Giraffas, Brazil's fourth-largest quick-service chain, the decision to expand internationally was an easy one.
April 28, 2015FRCH Adds Two To Retail/Architecture Studio
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide added two new hires to the growing staff in Cincinnati and New York City.
April 28, 2015Top Retail Design Firms Of 2015
VMSD - Now in its 21st year, VMSD’s Retail Design Firm Resource Guide offers a comprehensive listing of design, architecture and construction firms, independent designers and consultancies from around the world.
April 21, 2015FRCH Announces New Hires
Commercial Construction & Renovation - FRCH Design Worldwide welcomed five new hires.
April 15, 2015No 90-Foot Sign For New Outlet Center
The Laker/Lutz News - Tampa Premium Outlets’ developers can order an array of decorative signs for the retail complex under construction off State Road 56, but at least for now, a 90-foot pylon sign won’t be one of them.
April 10, 2015Charles Schwab Snags Prominent Downtown Austin Corner
Austin Business Journal - Charles Schwab Corp. is elevating its game in downtown Austin with the opening of a retail property at 501 Congress Ave.
March 27, 2015FRCH Adds Five Team Members
ARE - FRCH Design Worldwide welcomed five new hires to join its Large Format, Department Stores, and Specialty Architecture Studios.
March 26, 2015Contemporary Arts Center Lobby by FRCH Design Worldwide
Retail Design Blog - Building upon Zaha Hadid’s original vision to meld the figurative playfulness of interior with the exterior as an “urban carpet,” the new lobby provides continuity between the building’s inside and outside. T
March 24, 2015FRCH Upgrades Zaha Hadid's Contemporary Arts Center Lobby In Cincinnati
Archinect - After moving a few times in Cincinnati throughout the later half of the 20th century, the Contemporary Arts Center relocated into its current home at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in 2003.
March 23, 2015FRCH Design Worldwide Completes Contemporary Arts Center Lobby Renovation
Contract - FRCH Design Worldwide, an international architecture and design firm, has completed the renovation of the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, Zaha Hadid’s first significant U.S. building. The lobby reopened to the public on March 13, 2015.
March 22, 2015New Lobby At Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
e-architect.com - One of the most important buildings in Cincinnati—and nationally-acclaimed architectural structures in America—just got a major upgrade. The lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) has been reimagined to elevate the guest experience.
March 20, 2015Architecture As Experience: The Case For Excellence In Design
Urban Cincy - Cincinnati is blessed with a cornucopia of notable architecture that other cities in its league can only dream of having.
March 19, 2015FRCH Named A 2015 Ohio Best Employer
ARE - For the fourth consecutive year, the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), State Council and Best Companies Group named FRCH Design Worldwide one of the 2015 Best Employers in Ohio.
March 17, 2015VMSD Announces Fourth Annual Designer Dozen Winners
VMSD - VMSD magazine, and parent company ST Media Group, are celebrating the best and brightest young designers in retail design with the fourth annual VMSD Designer Dozen.
March 13, 2015CAC Unveils New Lobby This Weekend
Cincinnati.com - The Contemporary Arts Center will open its renovated lobby to the public Saturday after a members preview Friday night. The $1.1 million upgrade includes a new lounge area, a much-needed cafe and overall artsy facelift.
March 12, 2015CAC Set To Unveil New Lobby After $1.1M Renovation Job
WCPO - FRCH Design Worldwide, a leading global architecture and design firm announced last week the completion of a months-long “artistic interior renovation” of the main lobby at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).
March 11, 2015Go Inside The Contemporary Arts Center's New Front Door
Business Courier - The Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati will reveal its new look to the public this week, but the Business Courier got an early look at the $1 million renovation project.
March 04, 2015Here Are Our 2015 Healthiest Employers Finalists
Business Courier - The Cincinnati Business Courier has named 29 finalists for its 2015 Healthiest Employers awards.
March 04, 2015Why Is There A 10,000-Pound Mr. Redlegs In The Library?
Cincinnati.com - Design, architecture and engineering firms, construction companies and student groups had five hours to create pieces for this year's 18th annual Cincinnati Canstruction competition.
March 02, 2015Beyond Black And White
design:retail - Your favorite monochromatic specialty retailer just got a tan. White House | Black Market lets it hair down for a new laid-back Resort concept in Southern California.
March 02, 2015Design Leaders Listing
design:retail - Welcome to design:retail's Design Leaders Listing, which features the top design, architecture and branding firms in the retail industry.
February 27, 2015Top 100 Interior Design Giants
Interior Design - The top 20 firms of Interior Design's 2015 Giants 100 list.
February 26, 2015FRCH Promotes 24 Employees Across Departments
Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide promoted 24 employees across nearly every department and studio, recognized at the 2015 Annual Breakfast.
February 23, 2015Collective Espresso To Man New CAC Cafe
City Beat -The Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center's Kaplan Hall Lobby is currently undergoing an estimated $1.1 million renovation to make the space more welcoming to visitors.
February 19, 2015FRCH Gets New Senior VP, Principal
Retail Environments - A member of the FRCH leadership since 2011, Jim Harkin has been promoted to senior VP and Principal of the firm.
February 19, 2015New Gold Star Chili CEO Wants To Reimagine The Chili Experience
Business Courier - One of Cincinnati's iconic chili brands is turning 50 this year, and as that approaches, the son of one of its original founders is stepping up to lead the company.
February 18, 2015The Most High-Tech Shoe Stores Of Tomorrow
Footwear News - What will the future of retail look like? According to top designers, architects and technology experts, the stores that will stand out in 2020 and beyond will deliver convenient, technologically customized, one-of-a-kind shopping experiences — events, really.
February 16, 2015Under The Radar: Cleveland & Columbus
Hospitality Design - The Midwest may be known more for farmlands than hospitality development, but that narrative, especially in Cleveland and Columbus, is quickly changing.
February 09, 20156 Advantages Of Using BIM For Retail Projects
Retail Environments - While it’s being embraced as the new standard by most of my colleagues in education and workplace design, building information modeling (BIM) has not been as enthusiastically received by most retail clients to date.
February 02, 2015Queens Chambers Of Commerce Honors Top Building Designers
Queens Newspaper - The Queens Chamber of Commerce hosted its 99th annual Building Awards with a bevy of movers and shakers from the real estate industry on hand.
December 22, 2014Big Cincinnati Design Firm Plans L.A. Office
Enquirer - Downtown-based FRCH Design Worldwide plans to open a new office in Los Angeles and has hired a new director of business development to support operations in Cincinnati and New York.
December 22, 2014FRCH Annouces New Director, New Business Development
Chain Store Age - FRCH Design Worldwide announced that Thomas Smith has joined FRCH as director, new business development for the firm’s Retail/Mixed-Use practice.
December 22, 2014Treat On Tap At Hampton Hotels
Boutique Design - Getting the greatest ROI from every square inch of available space is the Holy Grail for hoteliers of all stripes.
December 16, 2014NRF's Big Show: Things Not To Miss
Apparel - It's almost time for the NRF's Annual Convention & Expo, which will be held Jan. 11-14, and will offer a range of solutions, ideas and networking possibilities that will get your company headed down the right track for 2015.
December 01, 2014Cincinnati Preservation Association Celebrates 50 Years And Makes 2014 Awards
AEQAI - At its annual meeting on September 28, 2014, CPA presented awards for local projects, including Cincinnati's Downtown Renaissance Hotel.
November 20, 2014Cincinnati Design Awards Recognizes 17 Outstanding Projects
Soapbox - Five local design organizations joined forces Nov. 14 to honor the best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects created by Cincinnati-area firms at the 18th annual Cincinnati Design Awards.
November 19, 2014CAC's Revamped Lobby To Include Café, New Artwork
Cincinnati Enquirer - The Contemporary Arts Center's renovated lobby -- scheduled to reopen March 13 next year -- will include a café and new, commissioned artwork.
November 18, 2014Contemporary Arts Center Plans Major Lobby Revamp, New Cafe
Business Courier - Downtown Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center is planning a million-dollar redesign of its lobby, a project that includes the addition of a café where its gift store now sits.
November 14, 2014PAVE Announces 2014 Rising Star Finalists
PAVE - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2014 Rising Star Award.
November 03, 2014Richland Mall Renovation Nearly Complete
WacoTrib - Crews are building a new facade around Richland Mall to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation that began in February and will give the shopping center a new look for the holidays.
October 30, 2014FRCH Design Adds Three
Cincinnati.com - Joining FRCH Design Worldwide downtown are Virgilio "Sonny" Celis, senior project leader; and Michael Adkins and JoAnn Schultz, project coordinators.
October 20, 2014Checking Out: Lori Kolthoff
VMSD - FRCH's creative managing director for its Resource Design Studio works her magic via fabrics, flooring and beyond, taking environments to the next level.
October 17, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Three
Association for Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide added three new members to its Specialty Architecture Studio.
October 09, 2014Longhorn Steakhouse Begins Expansion In Greater Cincinnati
Business Courier - Darden Restaurants Inc. is adding an eighth Longhorn Steakhouse in the Greater Cincinnati market.
October 01, 2014FRCH Named Great Rated Company
Great Place To Work - FRCH has been named a 'Great Rated' workplace. FRCH works hard to create an atmosphere filled with infectious creativity, where people tend to enjoy the company of their colleagues both on the clock and off.
September 25, 2014Urban Renewal
Boutique Design - Designers turning offices, banks and other commercial buildings into hospitality venues must meld a passion for the past with a vision for the future.
September 23, 2014Frameshop Getting New Look For MidPoint
Enquirer - A popup shop will be opening inside the Over-the-Rhine retailer Frameshop for the MidPoint Music Festival.
September 18, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide: See Something New
Cincinnati Refined - t’s tempting to say that Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide is a top-notch, world-class architecture firm. But really, that doesn’t do the multi-dimensional organization justice. Not by a long shot.
September 16, 2014Top Hotel Sector AEC Firms
Building Design & Construction - Tutor Perini, Gensler, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the most revenue from hospitality sector projects.
September 15, 2014Top International AEC Firms
Building Design & Construction - Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and construction firms with the most revenue from international projects.
September 14, 2014Local Design Firm Adds New Dimension To MPMF
Soapbox - With MidPoint Music Festival only a couple weeks away, local design firm FRCH looks to add a new dimension to the upcoming festival experience with a dynamic, interactive project at The Frameshop in OTR.
September 11, 2014Everything You Need To Know About Generation Z
JCK Magazine - Move over, millennials. Step aside, Gen X. Bye-bye, baby boomers. There’s a new kid (with money) on the block, and as she gets older, she’s going to become more important to retailers.
September 03, 2014FRCH Wins Design Firm Of The Year
Design:Retail - A culture of passion. Strong, collaborative talent. Open minds and listening ears. These are the builing blocks of the creative powerhouse that is Cincinnati-based firm FRCH Design Worldwide.
September 01, 2014HeeSun Kim Named Retail Influencer
Design:Retail - HeeSun's official title may be vice president, creative managing director, but her role is "innovator".
September 01, 2014Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Opens In 1901 Bartlett Building By Daniel Burnham
Loyalty Traveler - After a $50 million renovation, Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown opens in 1901 Bartlett Building by Daniel Burnham.
August 27, 2014Grand Opening For New Downtown Hotel
Cincinnati.com - Remaking the former Bartlett Building was a $50 million undertaking led by Crestview Hills-based Columbia Sussex Corp.
August 27, 2014Renaissance Hotel Ready For The Spotlight
Business Courier - Even though downtown Cincinnati’s newest full-service hotel has been open for more than a month, the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel had its grand opening on Tuesday.
August 26, 2014New Luxury Hotel Set For Grand Opening
WCPO Cincinnati - A new luxury hotel is set to open in downtown Cincinnati on Friday. Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide was responsible for the hotel’s architectural renovation.
August 21, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Four
Cincinnati.com - Mike Juras was named director of graphic design in the retail and mixed-use studio at FRCH Design Worldwide downtown.
August 15, 2014Almacenes Siman Department Store By FRCH
Retail Design Blog - FRCH Design Worldwide announced today the completion of its work with Alamacenes Siman, a holding company that owns and operates Siman Department Store.
August 07, 2014FRCH Adds five New Members To Team
Association for Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide is proud to announce the addition of five new members to the international architectural design firm’s roster.
August 04, 20142014 Top Retail Architecture Firms
Building Design + Construction - Despite the rapid growth of online shopping, the 'bricks and mortar' retail sector is faring quite well. BD+C presents the Top Retail Architecture Giants.
August 01, 2014Bienvenido A Siman
Design:Retail - Sun Sand Shopping. What's not to like? Central America's most innovative department store gets a fresh new look
July 29, 2014Is The Banks Too Boring?
Cincinnati.com - Concerns are mounting that The Banks' design is too boring and lackluster for Cincinnati's newest, highest-profile riverfront development.
July 28, 20142014 Top Reconstruction Sector Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - FRCH design makes the 2014 Giants 300 Report for Reconstruction Sector Architecture Firms from Building, Design & Construction.
July 28, 2014Arooga's And Mohegan Tribe Break Ground On New Restaurant
FoodBev.com - Arooga's Franchising and The Mohegan Tribe, who announced a franchise agree in Connecticut a few days ago on the first of 15 planned Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar restaurants.
July 28, 2014On The Edge: Honorable Mentions
VMSD - Slideshow of memorable Honorable Mention projects from the 2014 International Visual Awards - including Sunglass Hut Herald Square and Field & Stream.
July 21, 20142014 Top Architecture Firms
Building Design & Construction - FRCH design makes the 2014 Giants 300 Report for Top Architecture Firms from Building, Design & Construction.
July 10, 2014The List Cincinnati: GE Building Design
The List - (Video) GE encouraged to go back to the drawing board to improve its new downtown building design.
July 09, 2014GE Building Design Gets Thumbs Down From Review Board
Business Courier - Members of the Cincinnati panel that reviews the design of significant new downtown buildings were less than impressed with the look of the new GE building.
July 01, 20142014 VMSD International Visual Awards
VMSD - FRCH's design of Sunglass Hut Herald Square and Field & Stream both won Honorable Mention in VMSD's International Visual Competition.
June 30, 2014Amazon's Fire Phone: Will It Succeed?
Retail Customer Experience - Earlier this month, Amazon announced its first-ever smartphone, the Fire Phone, with much fanfare.
June 16, 2014FRCH Adds Four
Business Courier - The following have joined FRCH Design Worldwide in Downtown: Rob Malone, Bo Hubbard and Molly Smith, project coordinators; and Erin Kline, freelance project coordinator.
June 15, 2014The List: Top 100 Workplaces
Cincinnati Enquirer - The following employers are the top workplaces for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for 2014.
May 19, 2014Mohegan Tribe Inks Franchise Deal To Open 15 Restaurant Locations
Indian Country - The Mohegan Tribe will open 15 locations of an award-winning grill and sports bar throughout New England over the next five years.
May 18, 2014ICSC Announces VIVA Awards
Specialty Retail Report - ICSC is pleased to announce that five shopping centers have been chosen as ICSC’s VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award winners for 2014 including Liverpool Interlomas Department Store.
May 17, 20142014 VIVA Award Winners
International Council of Shopping Center's - ICSC chose Liverpool Interlomas as a VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award Winners during the 2014 Recon Conference.
May 16, 2014Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Enters Into Franchise Agreement
Restaurant News - Arooga’s, the Harrisburg-based award-winning full-service casual restaurant and bar with nine locations in Central Pennsylvania, announced it has entered into a franchise agreement with The Mohegan Tribe.
May 06, 20142014 Healthiest Employers Winners
Business Courier - The winners of the 2014 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati awards were announced at a Business Courier breakfast event.
May 06, 2014FRCH Adds Five To Team
Cincinnati.com - Joining downtown retail, architecture and hospitality firm FRCH Design Worldwide are Scott Lewis, JoAnn Schltz, Nathan Simpson and Alex Hewitt.
May 05, 20142014 Leading Supporters Of The United Way
United Way - FRCH made the 2014 United Way leading supporters list for Live United 100 and Community Care Days.
May 02, 2014Coming In 2015: The Opera Express
Cincinnati Opera - The Opera Express will be a mobile opera theater housed inside a converted semi-trailer. In groups of 16 to 20, guests will enter a stylish, comfortable performance space.
May 01, 2014Bobcat Depot To Emerge In Baker This Fall
Compass News - Students returning to the Athens Campus in the fall will see two major changes in Baker University Center when Bobcat Essentials and Tech Depot merge.
April 29, 2014The Speed Of Light
VMSD - Rapid advances in lighting technology challenge designers to embrace its full potential.
April 09, 2014Green Design: Home2 Suites by Hilton
Hotel Business Design - When FRCH designed the brand prototype for Home2 Suites by Hilton, the plan was to create something that was conscious of emerging trends in younger travelers.
April 03, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Promotes 19
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide continues to grow their team and promotes 19 people in the process.
April 01, 2014In The Black (And White)
VMSD - White House | Black Market kicks its store design up a high-style notice, paying attention to its fitting rooms, interior architecture and namesake colors.
March 14, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Staff
design:retail - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has hired Hortensia Gonzalez as its senior project manager/designer in the department store studio.
March 12, 2014Retail Store Of The Year
Chain Store Age - Chain Store Age celebrates the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, including overall winner Liverpool Veracruz.
March 10, 20142014 Design Leaders Listing
design:retail - FRCH comes in at #8 in design:retail's 2014 Design Leaders Top 20 list.
February 28, 2014Richland Mall To Get Multimillion-Dollar New Look
Waco Trib - FRCH will be helping Richland Mall get a multimillion-dollar makeover and a new logo intended to make it more appealing to shoppers and to retailers considering the local market.
February 11, 2014Material Innovations
Retail:design - Lori Kolthoff discusses some of the most innovative, new materials in retail design.
February 10, 2014FRCH Adds To Hospitality Studio
Boutique Design - FRCH Design Worldwide has hired the following at its hospitality studio: senior architects Brittany Grannan and Patrick Grannan; and interior designer Megan Rieger.
February 10, 2014Hunting For The Perfect Experience: Field & Stream
VMSD - Dick's Sporting Goods creates an outdoorsman's paradise for its new Field & Stream concept.
February 07, 2014FRCH Adds Senior PM/Designer
Association for Retail Environments - FRCH Design Worldwide adds Hortensia Gonzalez as the company continues to expand its Cincinnati-based team.
February 07, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Team
Hospitality Design - FRCH Design Worldwide has added six staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
January 27, 2014Liverpool Veracruz Named Store Of The Year
Chain Store Age - Liverpool, Mexico’s largest department-store chain, received top honors in Chain Store Age’s 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.
January 27, 2014White House/Black Market Wins Exterior Store Of The Year Award
Chain Store Age - White House/Black Market, Toronto (Chico's FAS, Fort Meyers, Fla.) was recognized for Exterior (inline) Design in Chain Store Age’s 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.
January 23, 2014FRCH Makes 2014 Top 100 Interior Design Giants
Interior Design - Total design fees, which have seen a steady climb since 2010, hit $3 billion, topping the Giants’ own forecast from a year ago by 10 percent.
January 17, 2014Lotte: International Retailer Of The Year
Stores - Founded in 1979, Lotte Department Store is among Korea's leading retail chains with 31 department stores, nine outlet stores and three shopping plazas.
January 09, 2014SADI Award Gallery: Hershey's Kisses Experience
NREI - The objective of the Hershey’s Chocolate World renovation project was to draw in more visitors, immerse them in the Kisses brand experience and expose them to the entire Kisses flavor assortment.
January 09, 2014What To Expect At I-Drive's New Go-Kart Attraction
Orlando Business Journal - International Drive's going to get faster for Orlando tourists when AMP Group's I-Drive Indoor Kart Racing begins construction by early February.
January 08, 2014FRCH Design Worldwide Adds 5 To Staff
Cincinnati.com - Joining FRCH Design Worldwide downtown are Mike Juras, freelance graphic designer; Johannes Kolshorn, freelance architect; Russell Miller, senior architect; Jason Reverman, accounting manager; and Gwen Schott, interior designer.
December 18, 2013Designing For Outlet Versus Traditional Stores
Chain Store Age - Many retailers today are looking to bolster profits by offering merchandise outside of traditional locations.
December 16, 2013Liverpool Veracruz Wins RDI Award
RDI - Liverppol Veracruz won First Place for New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Dept. Store in The Retail Design Institute's 43rd International Store Design Awards.
December 16, 2013Mid-Priced Brand Revamp
Hospitality Design - While poring over its own road map for the future, Hilton Garden Inn determined that Flourish was just the jolt of rejuvenation the brand needed to build on its success.
December 13, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Staff
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has added four new members to its Cincinnati-based team.
December 10, 2013Doug Bunker 2013 PAVE Rising Star Finalist
PAVE - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) presented its 2013 Rising Star Award to Andrea Buccasso, Senior Designer – 3D Environments, FITCH.
December 09, 20132013 Gold Key Awards
Boutique Design - 2013 Gold Key Awards - SWAY Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY - Honorable Mention, Best Restaurant, Casual Dining.
November 11, 2013Cincinnati Power Brokers Line Up To Back City In Saving Downtown's Saks
Business Courier - Some of Cincinnati’s most powerful developers and building owners are working on a plan to create a retail corridor in the city’s center.
November 05, 2013Risks And Rewards In Retail
VMSD - Robyn Novak, Creative Managing Director, FRCH Design Worldwide, speaks briefly about taking risks in retail design.
November 01, 20132013 Hospitality Giants Listing
Interior Design - Fees for hospitality projects hit $615 million, a 12 percent rise from the previous year and a sweet 52 percent jump from three years ago.
October 31, 2013A Look Inside Field & Stream
Business Courier - Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. will open its second Field & Stream outdoors store in Northern Kentucky this coming weekend. The Business Courier and other media got a sneak peek at the store, located in Crescent Springs at the Buttermilk Towne Center.
October 28, 2013FRCH Ranked #13 On 2013 Hospitality Giants Listing
Interior Design - Fees for hospitality projects hit $615 million, a 12 percent rise from the previous year and a sweet 52 percent jump from three years ago.
October 25, 2013Hyatt Regency Wichita Embarks On $7.5 Million Room Renovation
Wichita Business Journal - The Hyatt Regency Wichita is launching a $7.5 million room renovation next month, a project expected to conclude in the spring, the hotel announced Thursday.
October 16, 2013The Golden Age Of Retailing Is Just Around The Corner
ARC Newsletter - Brick-and-mortar retailers have weathered some challenges over the past five years — the Great Recession, accelerated growth in online and mobile shopping, and the emergence of showrooming, to name a few. But the news is getting better.
October 11, 2013The Hub Prize: Bob's Stores Prototype
The Hub Magazine - FRCH's successful work with the Bob's Stores Prototype wins Bronze for the annual Hub Prize.
September 27, 2013Can You Protect From Market Oscillations?
Zweig White - Trish Downing, vice president, specialty architecture talks about how to best protect your practice from market oscillations.
September 23, 2013Design Firms Of The Year
DDI - As part of the 2013 Portfolio Awards, DDI chose the top Design Firms of the Year, including FRCH Design Worldwide.
September 23, 2013Retail Design Influencers
DDI - As part of the 2013 Portfolio Awards, DDI chose the top Retail Design Influencers, including Paul Lechleiter, COO of FRCH.
September 13, 2013FRCH Takes Lead As 'Preachers Of Design'
Business Courier - Coming from a typical office, life at FRCH Design could be a little disorienting. Employees at the architecture and interior design firm move desks every few months.
September 12, 2013Outside The Box, Part VI: Stride Rite
VMSD - “Any mother wants to know that a store is clean and this is going to give that impression,” says judge Christie Kratzer, of Stride Rite’s Burlington, Mass. store.
September 11, 2013Chain Mail
Boutique Design - International hotel brand are sending a powerful message about the need to mix the science of customer data with the art of sensational design.
September 09, 2013FRCH To Speak At IRDC
FRCH Design Worldwide’s Monica Gerhardt and Robyn Novak are partnering with creative experts from Luxottica and LPK to present at the 2013 International Retail Design Conference (IRDC).
September 05, 2013Hyatt SWAY Wins Honorable Mention In VMSD Restaurant Renovation
VMSD Magazine – Hyatt Regency SWAY in Louisville, KY wins honorable mention in VMSD's Restaurant Renovation Competition.
September 05, 2013Stride Rite Wins VMSD Retail Renovation Competition
VMSD Magazine – Stride Rite, Burlington, MA wins first place in VMSD's Retail Renovation Competition.
August 27, 2013FRCH Completes Redesign Of Hyatt Regency Denver Tech
Hotel Management - The Hyatt Regency Denver Tech has announced that it recently worked with FRCH Design Worldwide to its first significant renovation since the hotel’s opening in 1989.
August 20, 2013FRCH Makes Top Green Building Architecture Firms
Building Design + Construction - BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construction firms including Top Green Building Architecture Firms.
August 16, 2013Store Of The Week: Moosejaw
Chain Store Age - Online outdoor clothing and gear retailer Moosejaw’s new store in Boston is designed to bring the quirky brand’s “Love the Madness” philosophy to life.
August 14, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Hires Five New Team Members
FRCH Design Worldwide has added five new members to its Cincinnati-based team.
August 12, 2013CFO Focuses On Team And Technology
ZweigWhite – If there’s one thing FRCH Design Worldwide, prides itself on it’s their commitment to collaboration. It’s the cornerstone of the company and the driving force behind its design.
August 09, 2013Top Retail Architecture Firms: 2013 Giants 300
Building Design + Construction – FRCH Design Worldwide was named to the 2013 Giants 300 Top Retail Architecture Firms list at number 11.
August 01, 2013FRCH Makes 2013 Hot Firm List
ZweigWhite – Each year The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada.
July 25, 2013Identify Local Vendor Partners In New Markets
Restaurant Development + Design – Is it better to import architects and general contractors used for previous projects or to identify local vendors for design and build-out?
July 17, 2013Top Architecture Firms: 2013 Giants 300
Building Design + Construction – FRCH Design Worldwide was named to the 2013 Giants 300 Architecture list at number 37.
July 17, 2013Top Reconstruction Firms: 2013 Giants 300
Building Design + Construction – FRCH Design Worldwide was named to the 2013 Giants 300 Reconstruction list at number 23.
July 16, 2013Renovation, Adaptive Reuse Stay Strong
Building Design + Construction – Jim Harkin talks about how green-oriented reconstruction has generated major buzz in the past few years, even as the commercial building market has struggled.
July 11, 2013FRCH Adds Tom Custer As VP, Marketing And Client Development
VMSD – FRCH Design Worldwide, one of the largest independent architecture and interior design firms serving the retail, restaurant and hospitality markets, has named Tom Custer Vice President, Marketing and Client Development.
July 03, 2013FRCH Promotes Horwitz
Boutique Design – FRCH Design Worldwide has named Tom Horwitz to its executive leadership team and promoted him to executive vice president.
July 01, 2013Hershey's Time Square Wins 2013 VMSD Visual Competition
VMSD Magazine – Winners – In-Store Goods Presentation: Hershey's Chocolate World Times Square, New York, wins first place in VMSD's International Visual Competition.
July 01, 2013Macy's City Creek Wins 2013 VMSD Visual Competition
VMSD Magazine – Winners – In-Store Apparel Presentation: Macy's City Creek, Salt Lake City, wins first place in VMSD's International Visual Competition.
June 26, 2013UC Has Enough For $86M Nippert Expansion
Cincinnati.com - the University of Cincinnati is moving forward with the Nippert Stadium expansion. Preliminary concept design for the project was created by FRCH.
June 24, 2013FRCH Design Names New Executive VP
Business Courier - FRCH Design Worldwide named Tom Horwitz to the company’s executive leadership team and promoted him to executive vice president.
June 24, 2013FRCH Makes ZweigWhite Best Firms To Work List
ZweigWhite.com - This award recognizes the top firms in the country based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.
June 21, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Names Tom Horwitz To EVP
FRCH Design Worldwide Names Industry Veteran Tom Horwitz to Executive Vice President and to Leadership Committee.
June 19, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Staff
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has added five new staff members to its team.
June 17, 2013The List: 80 Top Workplaces, Ranked By Size
Cincinnati Enquirer - The Enquirer Media Top Workplaces project was conducted with outside partner Workplace Dynamics, which invited businesses with at least 50 employees in the region to take part in surveys measuring workplace satisfaction.
June 14, 2013Top Of The List: Largest Tri-State Architectural Firms
Business Courier - This week in the print edition, the Business Courier ranks the Largest Tri-State Architectural Firms with FRCH Design Worldwide ranking first.
June 11, 2013On The Mark
Commercial Construction & Renovation - The 574,340 square-foot River Valley Mall in Lancaster, Ohio, encompasses 70 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Since the mall’s opening in 1987, it has seen few major design changes.
June 10, 2013The Art Of Drawing
DDI Magazine - What does the retail sketch bring in the age of computer-generated design? COO Paul Lechleiter talks about the importance of sketching.
June 03, 2013FRCH Makes Top Retail Design Firms Of 2013
VMSD - FRCH Design Worldwide makes VMSD's Top Retail Design Firms of 2013 list, coming in at #9.
May 31, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Three To Team
Cincinnati.com - Joining FRCH Design Worldwide downtown are Andrew Burgess, network technician; and Erica Stauffer and William Hofmann, project coordinators.
May 29, 2013Barely There
VMSD - Slender. Understated. Overscaled. These words describe a shift in fixture design to simpler, more refined looks that take on a background role and relinquish the spotlight to product.
May 15, 2013Over The Top Retail
Association for Retail Environments - Things are looking up in retail. And retail designers are looking up to showcase things. Ceiling treatments have historically performed pragmatic functions but some of today’s stores are turning our perception of ceilings on its head.
May 13, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Staff
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has added two new staff members to its team.
May 13, 2013FRCH Recognized As A 2013 Best Employer In Ohio
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide was recently named a “2013 Best Employer in Ohio” by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council and Best Companies Group.
May 06, 2013Designed To Sell: Today And Tomorrow
National Sporting Goods Association Magazine - Brick-and-mortar stores aren’t going away. Look for evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes on the horizon.
April 29, 2013Graeter's Scoop On Growth
Business Courier - Graeter's Scoop on growth. How the iconic brand stays true to its premium roots.
April 29, 2013VMSD Designer Dozen Announced
VMSD.com - VMSD has announced its annual Designer Dozen, including FRCH's Doug Bunker. The listing of the best and brightest designers are names to watch as they balance the twin demands of quick project deadlines and burgeoning technological options.
April 26, 2013Miami Township Embarks On Dayton Mall Area Redevelopment
Dayton Business Journal - Miami Township has begun its project to redevelop the Dayton Mall and surrounding areas.
April 19, 2013Dicks Sporting Goods Taps FRCH For New Store Design
Business Courier - Dick’s Sporting Goods is rolling out a new retail concept called Field & Stream. FRCH, one of Cincinnati’s largest architectural and engineering firms, is working with Dick’s to design the new stores.
April 18, 2013Design Talk
Absolutearts.com - Brandon Avery, Creative Managing Director FRCH Design Worldwide, will be speaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art Spring Design Show Thurs. April 25th.
April 18, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Is Opening A New York City Office
Interiors & Sources - FRCH Design Worldwide, one of the largest independent architecture and interior design firms serving the retail, restaurant and hospitality markets is opening a New York City office.
April 18, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Opens New York Office
Hospitality Design - Cincinnati, Ohio-based FRCH Design Worldwide is opening a New York office. The office launch is expected to grow FRCH’s creative team, extend its service offering, and increase its visibility within the region.
April 16, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Opens New York City Office
FRCH Design Worldwide, one of the largest independent architecture and interior design firms serving the retail, restaurant and hospitality markets is opening a New York City office. FRCH, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, is launching the office to grow its creative team, extend its service offering and increase its visibility within the region.
April 16, 2013FRCH Opens NYC Office
Cincinnati.com - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide is opening a New York City office, expanding its reach into one of the world’s richest retail, restaurant and hospitality markets.
April 11, 2013Dick's Sporting Goods Opening 2nd-Ever Field & Stream Store
Business Courier - Dick's Sporting Goods opening 2nd-ever Field & Stream store in N. Kentucky.
April 10, 2013FRCH Wins Honorable Mention At International Design Awards
FRCH Design Worldwide won Honorable Mention at the International Design Awards competition for Liverpool Interlomas Department Store.
April 08, 2013FRCH Honored As Top Employer
The Enquirer - For the second year in a row, FRCH Design Worldwide has been honored as a top employer by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council and Best Companies Group.
April 04, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Staff
FRCH Design Worldwide has added two new staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
March 12, 2013Dick's Sporting Goods To Debut New Format
ddionline.com - Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. will debut a new retail concept under the Field & Stream banner in 2013.
March 12, 2013River Access Means Money For West Side, NKY
Cincinnati.com - FRCH architect and home preservationist David Zelman hopes to build a river walk connecting five Cincinnati neighborhoods.
March 08, 2013FRCH Honored For Design Work
Business Courier - Claudia Cerchiara and Young Rok Park of FRCH, along with Martin Perez and Maria Elena Menesis accept EuroShop’s Retail Design Award, honoring FRCH’s design work on the Liverpool Interlomas department store.
March 07, 2013Boutique 18 Unveiled For 2013
Boutique Design - Boutique Design has selected the eighth annual Boutique 18. FRCH's Katie Gottlieb is on the roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers of hospitality interiors.
March 06, 2013Healthiest Employers
Business Courier - The Business Courier has announced the finalists for its 2013 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati competition. Congrats FRCH!
March 05, 2013FRCH Adds Three, Promotes Ten
cincinnati.com - FRCH adds three new staff members and promotes ten.
March 04, 2013Canstruction Cincinnati
canstructioncincinnati.org - Can tina is on display at the Aronoff Center of the Arts until March 10th. At the close of the competition, the sculptures are dismantled and the food is donated to local food banks.
March 04, 2013The PDA (Public Display of Attention) Award
Vision Monday - Robyn Novak explains key display principles that apply to any presentation large or small.
February 28, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Expands Team
ddionline - FRCH Design Worldwide has added three new staff members to its team.
February 20, 20132013 Entries In Canstruction
cincybizblog.com -FRCH’s entry in the 16th Annual Cincinnati Canstruction event is on display at Aronoff Center for the Arts.. All sculptures are on display until March 10th. At the close of the competition, the sculptures are dismantled and the food is donated to local food banks.
February 19, 2013Retail Store Of The Year: And The Winners Are..
Chain Store Age - Chain Store Age announces winners of the 2013 Retail Store of the Year design competition. FRCH wins the Restaurant (Honorable Mention) award for Hyatt Regency Sway in Louisville, Ky.
February 11, 2013FRCH Promotes 10 Staffers
VMSD - FRCH Design Worldwide has promoted 10 of its staff members.
February 10, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Wins Outstanding Achievement Awards
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide took top honors at the Retail Design Institute’s 42nd International Store Design Awards.
February 08, 2013EuroShop RetailDesign Awards
Liverpool Interlomas Department Store wins EuroShop RetailDesign Award at 42nd International Store Design Awards Gala of the Retail Design.
February 04, 2013Glimcher Realty Trust Selected FRCH Design Worldwide To Help Renovate River Valley Mall
Retail Traffic - Glimcher Realty Trust selected FRCH Design Worldwide to help renovate River Valley Mall in Lancaster, Ohio.
January 24, 20132012 SADI Galleries
Retail Traffic - Congratulations to FRCH, winner of two 2012 SADI awards. Liverpool Interlomas - Winner New or Renovated Department Store and Macy’s City Creek - Honorable Mention New or Renovated Department Store
January 22, 2013FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Two
Cincinnati.com - Brett Paguirigan and Erin Boyer join FRCH Design Worldwide.
January 14, 2013Brazilian Concept Leaving Mark On U.S.
FastCasual.com - FRCH partnered with Giraffas to adapt their successful Brazilian concept to suit the US Market.
January 14, 2013FRCH Adds Seven New Team Members
DDIonline.com - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has added seven new staff members to its team.
January 10, 2013FRCH Takes Home Top Honors At Retail Design Institute’s (RDI) 42nd International Store Design Awards
FRCH Design Worldwide and Liverpool Department Stores received high honors at RDI’s 42nd International Store Design Awards Gala for their work on the Liverpool Interlomas Department Store in Mexico.
January 01, 20132013 TOP 100 GIANTS: TOP 10 IN RETAIL
Interior Design - FRCH Design Worldwide ranked among the 2013 Top 10 Retail Design Giants.
January 01, 2013Minimalist Macy's
Retail Environments - HeeSun Kim, vice president and creative director at FRCH, explains the design strategy for Macy's Salt Lake City Prototype.
December 28, 2012FRCH Design Adds Seven
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide adds seven new employees.
December 14, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Recognized At Cincinnati Design Awards
FRCH Design Worldwide won three awards at the 16th Annual Cincinnati Design Awards.
December 07, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Welcomes Catherine Butcher
Business Courier - Catherine Butcher joins FRCH Design Worldwide. Catherine is the new Director of Marketing.
December 01, 2012Top 10 Of 2012
VMSD - FRCH"S Robyn Novak and others discuss the Top 10 of 2012.
November 14, 2012How To Build Better Franchisee/Franchiser Relationships, And Better Buildings
Chain Store Age - Shane Kavanagh and Tricia Downing share how to build better franchisee/franchiser relationships and better buildings.
November 01, 2012Barb Beeghly Will Be Discussing The Latest Department Store Strategies At A.R.E Conference.
Barb Beeghly will be discussing the latest department store strategies and store design trends at the A.R.E Conference.
September 20, 2012Ahrns, Roberts Join FRCH
FRCH Design Worldwide welcomes Sara Ahrns and Nicole Roberts.
September 18, 2012Fusian Moving Out Of Tower Place Mall
Cincinnati Business Courier - Fusian is taking its fast-casual sushi out of Tower Place Mall and rolling up to the corner of Sixth and Vine streets. FRCH designed the new restaurant.
September 17, 2012Windy City Welcomes IRDC
VMSD - Jim Tippman, FRCH, accepts the Retail Renovation of the Year award from VMSD's Robin Donovan.
September 07, 2012Spaces: Latest Trends In Office Design Foster Collaboration
bizjournals.com - FRCH's Jim Stapleton discusses how elements of office design can affect employees satisfaction and productivity.
September 04, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Adds New Staff Members To Team
FRCH Design Worldwide announces the addition of two new staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
June 27, 2012Business Courier’s 2012 CFO Of The Year Award Finalist, Kristi Ward
Business Courier - Business Courier announces 2012 CFO of the Year finalist.
June 26, 2012Six Promoted At FRCH Design Worldwide
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide appointed the following six employees as principals: Steve Gardner, Kyle Kieper, Jim Stapleton, and Kristi Ward, vice president; and Shane Kavanagh, and Donna Szarwark, senior vice president.
June 25, 2012VMSD International Visual Competition
VMSD - Lara Roller, previously a senior interior designer with FRCH Design Worldwide, was honered to be a judge in the 18th annual VMSD International Visual Competition.
June 18, 2012Cincinnati Builds The World Exhibit
FRCH is proud to be a part of the Cincinnati Builds the World Exhibit hosted by The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC).
June 18, 2012The Best Places To Work In Greater Cincinnati And Northern Kentucky
Cincinnati.com - FRCH ranked among the Top 75 places to work for in Cincinnati.
June 01, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Names New Company Principals
FRCH Design Worldwide today announced the appointment of six employees as principals of the company.
June 01, 2012Structures: Hyatt Regency’s $5.8 Million Upgrade Results In New Look, Improved Presence On Fourth Street
bizjournals.com - Kelly Gaddes, FRCH senior interior designer, describes the big design idea for Sway restaurant.
May 29, 2012Canada Still Loves A&W
Macleans.ca - A&W has made an effort to cater to the increasingly “sophisticated” tastes of consumers, with the help of Cincinnati’s FRCH Design firm. The newly styled restaurants feature softer lighting, bar seating and an updated menu design.
May 01, 2012Bob's Stores, Bringing Their A-Game
VMSD - Paul Lechleiter discusses the redesign of Bob's Stores in this month's issue of VMSD.
May 01, 2012VMSD Designer Dozen Award Winner Robyn Novak
VMSD - FRCH is proud to announce Robyn Novak as an inaugural VMSD Designer Dozen Award recipient.
April 25, 2012McAlister's Deli To Update Store Design
McAlister's Deli has announced a new store design for its restaurants designed by FRCH. Combining modern and traditional elements, the new design gives the 23-year-old brand an updated look and feel.
April 18, 2012Downtown Hyatt Completes $5.8 Million Makeover
Louisville Courier-Journal - Cincinnati's FRCH Design Worldwide designed different aspects of the areas that were renovated.
April 16, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Eight
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide welcomes eight new employees.
April 12, 2012Pheasant Lane Mall
Union Leader Correspondent - Pheasant Lane Mall creates $10m facelift. FRCH Design Worldwide was the architectural firm for the extensive renovations.
April 12, 2012Pheasant Lane Mall Completes $10 Million Facelift
The Union Leader - FRCH Design Worldwide was the architectural firm for the extensive renovations.
April 11, 2012Two FRCH Designers Honored
Cincinnati.com - FRCH Design Worldwide’s Robyn Novak and Heesun Kim were recently recognized for their substantial work within the retail design industry.
April 09, 2012FRCH Design Announces New Staff Appointments
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has added eight new staff members.
April 05, 2012Giraffas, North Miami, Fla.
VMSD - Brazil’s well-loved fast-casual brand spices up its dining environment for a new North American audience.
March 19, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Recognized As A 2012 Best Employer In Ohio
FRCH Design Worldwide was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Employers in Ohio by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council and Best Companies Group.
March 19, 2012Tom Horwitz: 2012 Distinguished Service Award
Congratulations to Thomas Horwitz for the 2012 Alumni Distinguished Service Award winner
March 14, 2012Liverpool Polanco Department Store Wins Design And Development Award From ICSC
Liverpool Polanco Department Store receieved its Gold Award in the retail store design category, which honors professional store design and its contribution to the overall success of the retail industry.
February 22, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Names New Vice President; Promotes 10 Additional Staff Members
Cincinnati, Ohio (Feb. 2012) – FRCH Design Worldwide announces the promotions of 11 staff members, including one team member to the vice president position.
February 22, 2012Making Shopping Fun Again
Chain Store Age - HeeSun Kim and Young Rok Park, VPs and managing creative directors of FRCH Design Worldwide, share how South Korean retailers are going back to basics to make shopping fun again.
February 16, 2012New Look Helps Hilton Garden Grow
TwinburgBulletin.com - The Hilton Garden Inn of Cleveland/Twinsburg is receiving a $600,000 facelift. The Hilton Garden Inn is contracting with Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide for the renovations.
February 10, 2012DunnhumbyUSA Wants New Office To ‘Feel Like Home’
bizjournals.com - James Stapleton discusses well designed office spaces. "It needs to be flexible and friendly, A place where people want to show up and do their best work.” said the VP of FRCH Design Worldwide
February 09, 2012Retail Store Of The Year: And The Winners Are…
Chain Store Age - Congratulations to the Liverpool team for winning the Retail Store of the Year Award, and First Place in the Department Store category. We also want to congratulate the Bob’s team for their win in the Discount Store/Mass Merchant category. Last but not least, the Giraffes team brings the firm a win in the Casual Dining category.
February 09, 2012VMSD Announces Inaugural Designer Dozen Winners
PR Web - Cincinnati-based VMSD magazine is celebrating the best and brightest young designers in retail design with The Designer Dozen. Congrats to Robyn Novak of FRCH.
February 07, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Three
FRCH Design Worldwide announces the addition of three new staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
January 18, 2012FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Three New Staff Members To Team
FRCH Design Worldwide announces the addition of three new staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
January 17, 2012Design And Technology Bring Tomorrow To Today
Stores.org - "Innovation in Store Design, Resource Design and Technology" at NRF Big Show 2012
January 16, 2012Retail Design Institute Awards
FRCH had a very good night at the Retail Design Institute Awards in NYC. FRCH was the ONLY firm in the elite category of receiving two 1st place awards. - Giraffas won 1st Place Franchised Restaurant - Bob's Stores won 1st Place Value Retailer and also won the Innovation Award for Visual Merchandising.
January 13, 2012New Home For First Financial
FRCH chief creative officer Paul Lechleiter said his architecture firm designed the eighth floor to convey success, but stay inviting.
December 30, 2011FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Seven To Professional Staff
FRCH Design Worldwide announces the addition of seven new staff members to its Cincinnati-based team.
December 01, 2011A&W Canada Prototype
Hospitality Design Magazine – FRCH created a new prototype for A&W restaurant brand for urban areas in Canada.
November 2011A&W Canada
Working closely with the A&W team, Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide was tasked with creating a burger destination for a more mobile, youthful, urban consumer in city centers throughout Canada.
October 20, 2011FRCH Launches New Website
DDI - Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has launched a newly enhanced website, www.frch.com.
October 17, 2011FRCH Design Worldwide Lauches New Website
Chain Store Age - FRCH Design Worldwide has launched a newly enhanced website, FRCH.com.
October 12, 2011FRCH Design Promotions
FRCH Design Worldwide welcomes Dave Nelson and promotes others.
October 06, 2011FRCH Design Worldwide Adds Six Staff Members
Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has announced the addition of six new staff members.
October 2011Grand SADI Winner
Retail Traffic - In this year’s contest a department store, FRCH Design Worldwide’s scheme for the Liverpool Polanco store in Mexico City, took home the top prize.
October 02, 2011Hyatt Will Close - Then Reopen: Downtown Hotel Getting Renovation
Louisville Courier-Journal - The lobby designed by FRCH Design Worldwide is part of the $6 million renovations at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
September 29, 2011Liverpool Department Store
International Business Times- Liverpool Department Store, interiors by FRCH Design Worldwide.
September 28, 2011Downtown Hyatt To Close Briefly For Start Of $6 Million Makeover
The Courier-Journal-The Hyatt Regency Louisville will close in December to accommodate the start of work on a $6 million renovation. The lobby is being designed by FRCH Design Worldwide of Cincinnati.
September 26, 2011FRCH Names Two VPs, Promotes Seven Others
Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide has announced the promotions of nine team members, including two of the firm’s creative leaders who were each named vice president.
September 23, 2011CEO Tippmann Takes FRCH To Emerging Markets
Jim Tippmann, chief executive officer of FRCH Design Worldwide.
September 16, 2011A Canvas of White: Liverpool Polanco
Contract Magazine-Liverpool Polanco Designed by FRCH Design Worldwide
September 07, 2011FRCH Adds Six.
FRCH Design Worldwide adds six.
September 06, 2011Liverpool Polanco Captures FRCH A Grand SADI Award
FRCH Design Worldwide took home the top honors from the 2011 Superior Achievement in Design and Imaging (SADI) Awards as the program’s Grand Winner for its work on the Liverpool Polanco Department Store in Mexico City.
September 2011Liverpool Polanco
Retail Traffic - The Whole Package
August 29, 2011A&W Canada Urban Prototype Designed For Younger Crowd
VMSD Magazine - A&W Canada urban prototype designed for younger crowd. Simple, flexible and convenient, but with just enough nostalgia to convey authenticity.
August 23, 2011Liverpool Wins VMSD 2011 Renovation Competition
VMSD Magazine - First Place Renovation- Department Store, Liverpool Polanco
August 03, 2011Hotel Design Firms - Giants 300
Building Design + Construction Magazine – FRCH is ranked among the Top 50 Hotel Design Firms Giants by Building Design + Construction Magazine.
August 03, 2011Retail Design Firms - Giants 300
Building Design + Construction Magazine - FRCH is ranked among the Top 20 Retail Design Firms Giants by Building Design + Construction Magazine.
July 08, 2011Welcome Aboard
Cincinnati Enquirer – FRCH adds four.
July 2011Liverpool & Merrell Win 2011 VMSD Visual Competition
VMSD Magazine – Winners - In-Store Apparel Presentation: Liverpool Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico and In-Store Accessories/Beauty/Shoes Presentation: Merrell Concept Prototype
July 2011Welcome Home
Hospitality Design Magazine - Home2 Suites by Hilton... hip and humble.
June 2011FRCH Insight: Technology And The Empowered Consumer
In this issue, FRCH explores our retail, restaurant and hospitality clients can leverage technology as a source of entertainment, information and service...
May 25, 2011ICSC’s RECon Expo “Back To Being Busy”
Cincinnati Business Courier - Jim Tippman CEO of FRCH Design Worldwide said....
May 2011Nature's Calling
MNSD Magazine - FRCH delivers an easy and informative sales experience while tapping into consumers’ sense of adventure and community.
May 2011Top Design Firms 2011
HA+D Magazine 2011 – FRCH Is ranked among the Top Design Firms for 2011 by HA+D Magazine.
April 05, 2011Welcome Jim Harkin
Cincinnati Enquirer – Harkin named VP at FRCH Design Worldwide.
April 2011In With The Now
VMSD Magazine - Creating a contemporary look that will attract new customers without alienating the existing ones.
April 2011Top 500 Design Firms 2011
Engineering News-Record (ENR) - FRCH is ranked among the Top 500 Design Firms by ENR for 2011.
March 22, 2011Top 20 Design Leaders 2011
DDI Magazine - FRCH is ranked among the Top 20 Design Leaders by DDI for 2011.
March 18, 2011Home2 Suites Debut
Hotel Interactive – Home2 Suites debuts with interiors from FRCH Design Worldwide.
March 04, 2011Eight Promoted At FRCH Design Worldwide
Cincinnati.com – Congrats, you earned it!
March 2011Chain Store Age 2011 Retail Store Of The Year Competition
Chain Store Age Magazine - Awarded Liverpool Polanco first place in the Department Store Category, Merrell first place in the Softlines (less than 5,000 sq. ft) Category and Lotte first place in the International Department Store Category.
March 2011Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Hotel Business Design Magazine – Angela Denney, VP, Interior Design at FRCH Design Worldwide detailed the idea behind some of the nature inspired designs.
March 2011Fuel For The Fire
VMSD Creative Kickstarts – Creative Fuel: an avenue for sharing our experiences and unique points of view.
February 18, 2011FRCH Spurs Employee Creativity
Cincinnati Enquirer – Thanks again to the contributors for their effort and to the firm for all of your support!
February 04, 2011Hilton’s Opening First New Brand In 20 Years
ABC News - As the prototype designers for the brand, FRCH Design Worldwide is proud to announce the opening of Hilton's first new brand in 20 years.
January 21, 2011In One Of The Hardest-Hit Sectors, FRCH Climbs Back
Cincinnati Business Courier – “We’re going to get back in the game in a big way.” Jim Tippmann
January 07, 2011Liverpool Wins At 2011 A.R.E Design Awards
Retail Environments 2011 Design Awards Winner’s Book - Liverpool Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico - Outstanding Merit, Department Store
January 01, 2011Interior Design 2011 Giants
Interior Design Magazine – FRCH made the list...or lists. Top 100 Interior Design Giants, Top 10 in Retail Design, and Top 10 in Cultural Design.
December 12, 20102010 AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
Cincinnati Design Awards - Tiffany & Co. University Village, Seattle, WA – Merit Award in IIDA/ASID, Small Projects
November 23, 2010Q+A With Niki Fitzgerald
VMSD.com - Graphic Design Q+A with Niki Fitzgerald of FRCH Design Worldwide.
November 12, 2010Architectural Foundation Of Cincinnati - News
Architecturecincy.org - We are proud to announce that our very own Jim Fitzgerald Sr. is the winner of The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati 2010 Hammer Award.
August 13, 2010A&W Launches New Restaurant Concept For Urban Diners
DigitalJournal.com - FRCH has created an urban restaurant that is current and relevant for today.
August 01, 2010Department Store Focus
DDI Magazine - Jim Lazzari discusses design perspectives.
August 01, 2010Renaissance Brand
QSR Magazine - “Inspired Burritos.”
July 29, 2010Auntie Anne’s Honors Those Who Help It Twist
QSR Magazine - Craig Bonifas recognized as Outstanding Supplier Representative of the Year.
July 20102010 VMSD International Visual Competition
VMSD Magazine - Liverpool Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico – First Place, In-Store Apparel Presentation… | Tiffany & Co., Seattle, WA - Award of Merit, In-Store Accessories/Beauty/Shoes Presentation…
June 01, 2010Eclectic But Calm
Hotel Design - Home2 Suites “Oasis” Lobby Prototype
June 01, 2010My Office Is Cooler Than Yours
Soapbox Cincinnati - Corbett Opera Center – FRCH Design Worldwide - skillfully preserved the history of the building while introducing features that match the creativity and passion of the organization.
May 14, 2010Birth Of A Brand: First Look At Home2’s Oasis Lobby, Rooms
Hotel and Motel Management – Hilton Worldwide unveils FRCH’s design for their new Home2 brand with a sneak peek at their model rooms.
May 01, 2010Chi-nnati’s, Cincinnati, Ohio
VMSD Magazine - Designers didn’t choose sides in a restaurant catering to two distinct Midwestern tastes.
March 04, 2010Top Design Leaders
DDI Magazine - FRCH among the Top 10 Design Leaders.
March 01, 2010Bank Notes
VMSD Magazine - Banking is becoming a people business again.
February 28, 2010Chain Store Age Retail Store Of The Year
Chain Store Age Magazine - Three FRCH design projects took home first place in Chain Store Age’s Retail Store of the Year Awards 2010.
February 20102010 Design Firm Roundtable: Appetite For Innovation
VMSD – Retail expert and FRCH VP, Christian Davies explores the state of the retail climate and outlook on the future
February 03, 2010FRCH To Open Brazilian Office
February 20102010 Retail Design Institute Store Design Awards
Liverpool Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico – Award of Merit, New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Department Store... | Merrell Concept Prototype, Rockford, MI – Award of Merit, Specialty Store 1,501 to 3,000 SF...
January 25, 2010Business Briefs
VSMD Magazine - FRCH Design Worldwide opens office in Brazil.
January 01, 2010Top Hospitality Firms Giants 2010
Interior Design Magazine - FRCH is ranked among the Top 20 Hospitality Firm Giants.
January 01, 2010Top Interior Design Firms Giants 2010
Interior Design Magazine - FRCH is ranked among the Top 40 Interior Design Firm Giants.
January 01, 2010Top Retail Design Giants 2010
Interior Design Magazine - FRCH is ranked among the Top 10 Retail Design Giants.
December 11, 2009Pave’s 3rd Annual Award Honoring Young Professionals
PaveInfo.org - 2009 Rising Star Award Finalist Robyn Novak.
December 01, 2009Top Design Firms
Lodging Hospitality - Are you looking to renovate your entire hotel?
November 17, 2009Frisch’s To Open New Hamilton Big Boy
Journal News - A modern interpretation of the classic diner.
November 2009Pleasing Pleats
Metropolis - FRCH specified Halpern’s Cascade sheer for a glass wall at the new Hotel 32, on the top floor of the Monte Carlo, in Las Vegas.
October 2009Deep-Dishing Out Style
The Big Picture - FRCH Design Worldwide and Harlan Graphics, both based in Cincinnati, created a variety of graphics that mix and contrast the Windy City and the Queen City.
October 01, 2009FRCH Is Ranked Among The Top 40 Interior Design Firms
Interior Design 100 Giants for 2009
October 01, 2009FRCH Ranked Among The Top 100 Interior Design Giants
Interior Design Magazine for 2009
October 01, 2009FRCH Ranked Among Top10 In The Interior Design Giants Hospitality Firms
Interior Design Magazine 2009 – FRCH listed as one of the top 10 Hospitality design giants
September 04, 2009Less Formal Tiffany Stores Opens Today At University Village
Seattle Times - "Independent spirit and sophisticated sense of style”…
August 19, 2009Monte Carlo Shows Off New Boutique-Style HOTEL32
Las Vegas Sun - The hotel-casino showed off its new, boutique-style hotel concept called HOTEL32.
July 2009Brazilian-Dollar Opportunity
VMSD Magazine - South America’s biggest country has a stable banking system, an emerging middle class and a taste for consumption.
July 01, 2009Sector Spotlight – Lipstick Jungle
VMSD Magazine - Retailers are re-examining what was once the “recession-proof” health, beauty and cosmetics department.
March 26, 2009American Girl, Chicago/Atlanta/Dallas
VMSD Magazine - All Dolled Up: American Girl has returned to its roots with a new Chicago flagship, even as it expands its sights into the suburbs.
March 01, 2009Las Vegas Is Selling Comfort These Days
VMSD Magazine - Sin City seeks to reposition itself as a quick getaway.
February 02, 2009Consumers Get Frugal, So Retailers Get Creative
ABCNews.com – "When design firm FRCH planned the redesign of 56-year-old Massachusetts grocery chain Roche Bros. in 2006, it decided to emphasize the local heritage and produce."
January 29, 2009Frugality Is Back In Fashion
NRF Smart Brief – FRCH comments on retail design in a frugal market.
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