December 6, 2013
Aéropostale Wins 2013 ICSC U.S. Design & Development Awards
New York (December 6, 2013) - Throughout its history, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has recognized and honored the shopping center industry's most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, as well as outstanding examples of design and development throughout the world through its Global Awards programs. As part of the shopping center industry's premier awards competition, ICSC is pleased to announce that Aéropostale, in the Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, N.Y., has been chosen as a Silver Design and Development Award winner in its annual U.S. Design and Development Awards. ICSC's U.S. Design and Development Awards are designed to recognize outstanding projects for excellence in the creation of new retail projects, and in the expansion or redevelopment of existing projects, solely within the continental United States. [Editor's note: For complete details on this awards and a list of all winners, visit ICSC's global awards web gallery http://www.icsc.org/usdesignawards.
Aéropostale's new prototype won its silver award in the Retail Store category which honors and recognizes how professional store design contributes to the success of the overall retail industry. Entries may be from retailers, architects or design companies for new or renovated stores in a shopping center, power center or strip center. Projects in this category may also include services or other non-retail uses.
The new Aéropostale concept store has reveamped the brand's image, creating an emotional connection with their target teenage customer. The dual notions of community and in-store technology have redefined the shopping experience through old-school style community board posting, and newschool iPad's, allowoing shoppers to select personal style playlsits, while they shop in the store.
ICSC announced the winners of the 2013 U.S. Design and Development Awards during an awards ceremony at ICSC's annual CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, or other professionals responsible for any retail project or retail store design that demonstrated unusual development or redevelopment characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within the continental U.S. The competition focused on four general categories: Innovative Design and Construction of a New Project; Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project; Sustainable Design; and Retail Store Design. In addition, all Gold U.S. Design and Development Award winners are automatically eligible to win ICSC's VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award. The ICSC VIVA Best-of-the-Best Awards, which recognize the shopping centre industry's most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, throughout the world, will be presented during ICSC's annual convention, RECon, May 18-20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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About ICSC: Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. www.icsc.org