Sketch of the Week: Whole Foods Riverchase

Birmingham, Ala. (April 18, 2016) – The Sketch of the Week this week features a renovation of an existing vacant grocery store into a new Whole Foods Market.  The new market will serve as an anchor and help to revitalize an existing retail center.

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Lifestyle Center Timeline

Birmingham, Ala. (July 22, 2016) – In the 2000s, the lifestyle center became the darling of retail shopping.  In the years from 2000 to 2008 CMH designed 23 lifestyle centers with a total area of 7.8 million square feet.  See chart below to view our major contributions to the rapid rise of this popular shopping venue.

8 Cost-Effective Exterior Improvements That Will Transform Your Retail Property

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the shift from brick-and-mortar retail sales to online shopping, including the addition of contactless, curbside, and drive-thru options. The pandemic also brought with it an economic downturn, social isolation, and quarantine challenges. Experts predict consumer confidence will rebound as people enthusiastically return to a more social and interactive shopping experience.

Retail Development Is Main Focus of Renowned Architectural Technology Summit

Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 28, 2014) – At the recent Autodesk University—an annual summit held by the technology giant responsible for the groundbreaking software programs AutoCAD and Revit—an entire day of the conference was devoted to retail development, with prominent developers in attendance. Revit is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software program that creates dynamic 3D models that provide smart… Continued