Retail Design Collaborative (Formerly P+R Architects) Welcomes Sean Slater as Principal

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Retail Design Collaborative, formerly P+R Architects, is excited to welcome Sean Slater, AIA, as the newest Principal to the firm.

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Thought leadership in retail design is a core tenet of Retail Design Collaborative. Sean's role will be heavily involved in furthering this tenet, as well as working closely with the Principals in all aspects of the practice. Additionally, he will be mentoring and energizing design staff to contribute to the evolution of the firm’s retail design portfolio.

“I’m thrilled to join Retail Design Collaborative at this particularly exciting time as our firm’s evolution coincides with the evolution of retail design and development. My personal and professional passion is to inspire our clients and our team to conceive our projects in ways that create community, foster flexible sustainable developments and create innovative results. I look forward to working with the talented firm leadership and design staff to help create a best-in-class experience with Retail Design Collaborative,” Sean K Slater, AIA

Sean is a registered architect in numerous US States, including California and joins Retail Design Collaborative after spending over twenty years practicing architecture in Berkeley, Atlanta and Austin. He has been a leader in nationally recognized firms including four years at ELS Architecture and Urban Design, seven years at tvsdesign and five years directing his own firm. With Sean's extensive experience in the domestic retail market, he will be a strong addition to help develop and further new business endeavors for Retail Design Collaborative.

Sean was recently honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs” and his article “Crafting Authenticity” graced the cover of the magazine’s June/July 2015 print and web edition.

Sean's joining the firm is an important piece in our continued pursuit of excellence in the retail realm.

“Sean is a critical addition to our team,” said Principal / Chief Operating Officer, Brad Williams. “His attitude of discovery and innovation brings a level of collaboration with staff, firm leaders and clients that raises the bar for all of us.”

Retail Design Collaborative, founded in 1979, is dedicated to making everyday places extraordinary and celebrating the retail realm as one of the focal points of human interaction. Our 37 year history encompasses a depth and excellence in all aspects of the retail realm. Retail Design Collaborative is at the forefront of the new era of retail, examining changing trends and drawing upon our experience to be a true retail thought leader. The firm has four offices worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 562-628-8000.

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