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WHO WE ARE

WE SEEK WHAT IS UNIQUE AND PERSONALIZE OUR DESIGNS FOR EACH CLIENT. THIS IS CORE TO OUR BELIEFS.

At CORE Architects we have assisted international brands and design firms for over twenty years with their retail deployments and with over 1,500 successful retail roll-outs we know what it takes to make yours a success.  CORE Architects has been involved in the retail rollout of over 1.3 million sq.ft. globally. Our experiences with these projects, and their very diversity uniquely positions CORE to deliver effective solutions for our clients.

We will provide you with the necessary expertise from the initial visualization right through to the punch lists and close out. Our fully bilingual design teams can provide prototype design, conduct surveys, perform document review, create drawing sets, obtain permits, coordinate consultants and trades, we can also provide heritage and LEED® design services.

A significant proportion of CORE Architects’ Retail Studio projects involve the tenant fit-out of stores within shopping malls. CORE has worked with the local representatives and the management teams of firms such as Ivanhoe Cambridge, Cadillac-Fairview, Oxford Properties and Vic Management.

Our established relationships with commercial landlords, consultants, and governmental agencies means we will we reduce your time, costs, and risks anywhere you deploy in North America or internationally.

SERVICES

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM THAT CAN PROVIDE COMPLETE TURNKEY SOLUTIONS

Analysis

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Survey
  • Prototype Value Engineering
  • Code Analysis

Design

  • prototype design
  • store planning
  • interior design

Visualisation

  • Rendering
  • 3D Computer Rendering

Documentation

  • Production of construction documents
  • Fixture books
  • Permit Applications & Approvals

Administration

  • Contract Bidding & Negotiations
  • Building Department & Landlord Approval
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Payment Certificates

Billingual Services

  • Billingual Design Teams
  • Document Translation
  • Drawing Sets

Sustainable Design

  • LEED AP ID+C
  • Sustainable Design

Architecture

  • Complete Architectural Services
  • International Practice
  • Revit/BIM

LEED

FOR RETAIL DESIGNERS, SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES THE WAY THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT ARE DESIGNED

many retail complexes and shopping malls are setting expectations for their retail tenants to comply with sustainable targets.

With the shift towards socially responsible business practices many retail complexes and shopping malls are setting expectations for their retail tenants to comply with sustainable targets.

These sustainable practices are also being embraced by numerous retail brands as they align their brands to environmentally friendly initiatives. 

These initiatives include not only design, construction and demolition requirements, but focus on healthier environments and air quality. Energy and water conservation are also often included in leasing obligations. 

For retail designers, sustainability challenges the way the retail environment are designed, how we light, power them, modify the physical environment with heat and air-conditioning, and what materials we use. The design of furniture and fittings, which take less room to transport and less power to install, also impacts sustainable opportunities.  Flexibility is a critical concern, extending the life of the store with finishes and materials that are enduring yet environmentally sound. 

Our LEED-CI AP certified designers lead these efforts identifying options and alternatives to clients to achieve environmental and sustainable challenges and goals. Several of our current client Brands have issued guidelines for retail environment design to achieve a more environmentally friendly result. We have worked with these clients to fulfill those requirements, while maintaining cost and speed to delivery. 

WORK

WE HAVE COMPLETED OVER 1,500 RETAIL DEPLOYMENTS GLOBALLY, FROM SMALL RETAILS KIOSK TO MULTI-LEVEL FLAGSHIP STORES

TEAM

WE BRING A DIVERSE RANGE OF TALENT AND PERSONALITY TO THE DESIGN PROCESS.

Our diverse team includes Architects, Technologists, Interior Designers, ARIDO members, and LEED accredited designers.  Our design studio is REVIT and BIM capable allowing for clash detection, collaborative and coordinated processes with engineers, contractors, and owners that allows for an evolving design process and reliable documentation. Our REVIT based system allows for conceptual design, free-form modeling, parametric and design analysis in earliest stages of development.

IS THE TOTAL RETAIL DESIGN IN SQ.FT. COMPLETED FOR OUR CLIENTS GLOBALLY

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We listen. We question. We challenge

We visualize what is possible, we look for the potential of a space, and we design the future.

Our team is curious, creative and playful, with both the energy of youth and the confidence of age.  This diversity is our strength and it is guided by the experience of our principals.

We are a friendly group that values relationships. We establish understanding and trust, because we believe the best client experiences are personal in nature.

We seek what is unique and personalize our designs for each client.

This is CORE to our beliefs.