FRCH Design Worldwide, one of the largest independent architecture and interior design firms serving the retail, restaurant and hospitality markets is opening a New York City office. FRCH, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, is launching the office to grow its creative team, extend its service offering and increase its visibility within the region.
“This new office allows us to connect with our clients in New York and the region on a personal level, more frequently, as well as showcase the work we do to a greater audience,” said Jim Tippmann, CEO, FRCH Design Worldwide. “FRCH is recognized throughout the industry for providing innovative branded environments and business solutions that drive results for our clients, and with the new office, we look to expand our services and expertise to the area.”
Leading the new office will be recognized industry professionals Randy Ng and Norman Roberts. Both bring extensive experience in developing strategic design solutions for top brands around the globe. Ng, vice president and managing principal, New York, has more than 20 years of experience in leading creative teams and providing innovative retail designs for such clients as Macy’s Department Stores, Neiman Marcus, Esprit and Calvin Klein. Roberts, vice president, managing creative director, has traveled the world creating original retail environments, merchandising solutions and strategic branding results for clients including Paul Stuart, D. Porthault, Estee Lauder, Prescriptives and Ann Taylor.
“We are pleased that Randy and Norman are joining the FRCH team,” said Paul Lechleiter, chief creative officer, FRCH Design Worldwide. “Their extensive knowledge of the industry, creative excellence and personalities will be a great match with our team, and we look to them to further expand our international practice.”
FRCH is one of the largest independent architecture and interior design firms in the United States, serving retail, restaurant and hospitality industry clients both domestically and internationally. The company’s world-class design and branding work, and its team members, have been honored across the globe with numerous awards and recognitions. Within the past year, FRCH and its client Liverpool received the Retail Store of the Year award by Chain Store Age for Liverpool Interlomas. FRCH also received first place at the Retail Design Institute’s (RDI) 41st International Store Design Awards Franchise Restaurant Concept category and won Chain Store Age’s Casual Dining category for Giraffas International Restaurant’s design prototype.