Specialist retail professional practitioners may include:
Robert Storey: founded in 2009, StoreyStudio is a spatial design practice based in London comprising a diverse team of designers and artists working fluidly between creative disciplines. The studio is led by British creative director Robert Storey who studied fine art sculpture at Central Saint Martins. His work is known for its artistic approach and has been called upon by an ever-expanding international client list including Prada, Hermès, Chloè, Kenzo, Stella McCartney and Nike. He is a Platform Tutor on Interior Design at the RCA.
Simon Mitchell co-founded Sybarite in 2002 and now in their 19th year have delivered over 2,000 retail locations from monobrand stores through to large scale shopping malls, cinemas and most notably the largest luxury department store in Asia by size and turnover SKP Beijing & SKP Xi’an. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in retail design; his attention to detail and sincerity in understanding the depth of a brand is reflected in all his projects.
Peter Higgins is Creative Director Land Design Studio. As an architect and has worked as a designer for the BBC, in West End Theatre, for Imagination and formed Land Design Studio in 1992. Subsequently, Land have built an award winning experiential design consultancy working in both the cultural and commercial domains. Clients include The British Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Singapore Gardens By the Bay, Anschutz Europe, Christies, and The National Media Council Abu Dhabi. In 2009 he was awarded RDI, Royal Designer for Industry. Most recently he has been investigating how we may save the High Street through design thinking.
Ian Hunter is the Director ofMaterials Council, specialists in the research, comparison and selection of materials for architectural applications. They cater to creatives and manufacturers by supporting the architectural design process and informing the communication, implementation and development of architectural materials and new technologies. Materials Council’s work is informed by extensive materials and manufacturing knowledge, a deep understanding of architectural applications, direct advisory experience to architects and a constant dialogue with manufacturers. Through curated exhibitions, lectures and workshops they aim to give architects a greater physical appreciation of applied materials and improve their understanding of architectural themes and issues. www.materialscouncil.com
Zia Patel, Freelance, Brand Strategy Director at Wolff Olins
Quianyi Lin, Co-Founder Various-Associates, China
The information given is accurate at the time of publication, however, the RCA reserves the right to amend the described course and timetable as circumstances dictate.