RANDOM NOTES: Landmark, an 180,000-sq.-ft. supermarket in Manila, Philippines, was selected as Store of the Year in A-R-E’s (Association For Retail Environments, formerly National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers) 2008 retail design competition. The store showcases the latest technology and food displays in a cutting-edge environment. Serpentine shapes and ovals break the large space into intimate zones. For additional photos of Landmark and the other winners of the A-R-E design competition, visit the Photo Gallery at
NEW PROJECTS: NBC Universal has selected Callison to oversee the design of “The Tonight Show’s” new home and studio at its Universal City Studios’ Stage 1 location in Universal City, Calif.
COMPANY/PERSONNEL UPDATES: Gayle Morrison has joined the business development team of WD Partners, Columbus, Ohio. She was previously at Big Red Rooster. … Callison, Seattle, has hired Tom Bahn as COO.… Mario Echeverria, founding principal of Echeverria Design Group, Coral Gables, Fla., was honored in the Lifetime Achievement category in the Design Center of America’s annual “Stars of Design” awards.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Chain Store Age’s Green 4 Retail Conference will take place June 18-19, at the Hilton O’Hare, Chicago. The conference will focus on sustainability with regard to store design, construction and facilities management