• April 8, 2017

    GH+A design studios Appoints Matt Woods as the Newest Partner

    Detroit, MI (April 7, 2017) - GH+A, an international creative retail design firm specializing in both retail development and store design projects, has appointed Matt Woods as the newest Partner in their expanding business.

    For the past six years, Matt has been a Senior Associate at GH+A's American office located in Detroit, Michigan. Matt has been a driving force in the expansion of the retail development business in the United States and has helped build a dynamic team in a thriving studio. He will continue to grow the U.S. development sector and oversee the Detroit studio.

    With twenty years of professional experience, Matt has distinguished himself as a design leader with a deep commitment to innovation and a passion for idea-driven design. His work process of rigorous design investigation and strong technical integration has shaped high-quality projects for a variety of civic, retail, entertainment and commercial clients. His experience spans a broad range of project types and sizes, and crosses the disciplines of architecture, interiors, art and graphics. Being a consummate traveler, Matt applies a distinctive balance of broad cultural insight, technical understanding and artistry to his design work. Matt has a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, a Master's Degree in Architecture, with honors, from the University of Michigan and extended studies in Architecture at the Czech Society of Architects in Prague, Czech Republic. 

    Matt's recent projects include the renovation of Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado, The Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida, The Lux Pad at Houston Galleria, Houston, Texas and the ongoing renovation and expansion of the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    About GH+A: Founded in 1985, GH+A's visionary approach to retail design focuses on creating dynamic environments including shopping malls, stores and food destinations. They pride themselves in offering a wide array of professional services to their clients from retail programming and planning, to design concepts, brand graphics and rollout programs. They are committed to delivering innovative design solutions and consider every project as an opportunity to make retail more vital. Their differentiator is the focus in which they place on the consumer experience and the retail performance as the main driver in the success of a project.   With offices located in Montreal, Quebec and Detroit, Michigan, they design for an international market. www.ghadesign.com

    The new luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, AZ. - Client: Macerich

    Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, CO - Client: Taubman Properties

    The Florida Mall, Orlando, FL - Client: Simon Property Group

    The Lux Pad at Houston Galleria, Houston, TX - Client: Simon Property Group

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