SADI Award Categories

Your entry should fall within one of the following award categories:


New Retail Store – Less than 5,000 sq. ft.
Includes specialty stores, freestanding stores, shopping center stores, theaters and streetfront stores. Entries should be original designs and not permutations of previously developed concepts.

New Retail Store – More than 5,000 sq. ft. (Excluding Grocers and Department Stores)
Includes specialty stores, freestanding stores, shopping center stores, big-box stores, theaters and streetfront stores. Entries should be original designs and not permutations of previously developed concepts.

New or Renovated Supermarket

New or Renovated Department Store

Best New Prototype or Reinterpretation of a Prototype
Includes specialty stores, freestanding stores, shopping center stores, theaters and streetfront stores. Projects for consideration should include new concept designs that are intended for wide rollout for a retail chain.

Renovated Retail Store – Less than 5,000 sq. ft.
Includes specialty stores, freestanding stores, shopping center stores, theaters and streetfront stores. Entries should be original designs and not permutations of previously developed concepts.

Renovated Retail Store – More than 5,000 sq. ft.
Includes specialty stores, freestanding stores, shopping center stores, theaters and streetfront stores. Entries should be original designs and not permutations of previously developed concepts.

New Enclosed Center
Includes regional and super-regional malls; these are centers anchored by two or more department stores and/or big boxes; may include an outdoor hybrid component such as a village or restaurant district, but must have the majority of space enclosed.

New Open-Air Center
Any multi-tenant retail-only project where there is no enclosed concourse or mall common areas. Nominees should include lifestyle centers or open-air regional malls.

New Community / Power Center
Includes neighborhood centers, community centers, power centers; these are centers anchored by supermarkets, drugstores and/or big-box stores.

New Mixed-Use or Multi-Use Development
Any project with three or more income-producing uses, including retail. Projects nominated in this category can be either be vertical mixed-use or horizontal multi-use. If there are a lot of nominations in this category, it may be split into two--one for mixed-use and one for multi-use.

Renovated or Expanded Community / Power Center
Includes neighborhood centers, community centers, power centers; these are centers anchored by supermarkets, drugstores and/or big-box stores.

Renovated or Expanded Enclosed Center
Includes regional and super-regional malls; these are centers anchored by two or more department stores and/or big boxes; may include an outdoor hybrid component such as a village or restaurant district, but must have the majority of space enclosed.

New Fast / Casual Dining
Interior design for restaurants that offer a slightly higher quality of food, service, and atmosphere than a fast-food restaurant. Projects should be part of retail projects and images and description should show how the restaurant fits into the overall retail environment.

New Upscale Dining
Interior design for establishments that undertake to provide a formal, structured dining experience at the premium end of the market. Images and description should show how the restaurant fits into the overall environment surrounding the restaurant.

Best adaptive re-use of big-box space (40,000 sq. ft. or more-new retail configurations, mixed-use or non-retail uses)
40,000 square feet or more-new retail configurations, mixed-use or non-retail uses

Special Green Designations
Projects can receive a special citation for the use of green design principals. Projects submitted in any of the above categories can be designated as “Green” projects and will also be considered in this category. In the project’s entry, please add a section explaining the project’s Green elements and whether it has received any special designations from green building organizations.

Up to one winner and two honoroable mentions will be awarded in each category. NREI reserves the right to re-assign projects to other categories if they are deemed to more appropriately fit elsewhere in the competition.   

2013 Deadline

The deadline to submit your entry forms is September 1, 2013

Contact Information

For more information/questions contact:

Randy Schein
212-706-7023
Randy.Schein@penton.com

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