Larson Design Group is a one-stop shop offering the entire spectrum of architecture and multi-disciplined engineering services for retail clients. We are innovative professionals with national experience who understand the need for adaption and quick turnaround to support a constantly changing market. We stay abreast of the latest technology trends, driving new efficiencies, quality, speed, and improving deliverables for enhanced project design and delivery. We effectively transform and enhance the retail experience for our clients and their customers. Specific services for the retail market include prototype development and design, site adaptations, and the execution of comprehensive programs for the rollout of new stores, renovations, rebrands, and refreshes. We specialize in grocery stores, big box retail stores, convenience stores, entertainment venues, as well as quick-serve restaurants and the distribution centers and supply chain facilities that support these establishments.

Retail Services

Architecture & Interior Design

We know that the investments our clients make in their retail spaces must be engaging, efficient, sustainable, flexible. With a specialty in retail, entertainment venue, restaurants, grocery and convenience store design, we have successfully managed thousands of surveys of existing conditions, new builds, expansions, refreshes and rebrands nationwide. We apply proven solutions related to interior layout and space configuration, effective navigation, clean color schemes, comprehensible signage, and ADA compliance. Our goal is to enhance the retail experience of our clients’ customers. Our staff includes LEED® accredited master planners, architects, as well as M/E/P, structural, and geotechnical engineers; all of whom collaborate alongside in-house landscape architects and environmental specialists with proven experience achieving the highest levels of LEED® certification.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering in support of retail clients is one of the many in-house capabilities LDG can offer its retail clients. Our expertise ranges from coordinating an expedited permit process with the agencies and authorities having local jurisdiction, to maximizing the site’s space allocation to safely accommodate as many vehicles as possible. LDG’s expert staff have spent their entire careers honing the skills needed to successfully navigate every step of the civil engineering process.

M/E/P Engineering

Our engineers take an exceptionally thoughtful approach to evaluating the many options available and helping clients choose the solution to optimize their systems for use. We ensure that systems are simple, functional, and engineered for the correct applications in the context of the project. Our experience working on multiple building types in various market sectors allows us to apply diverse knowledge and techniques to deliver efficient and effective system solutions that consider up-front, operating, and maintenance costs. Our staff includes LEED® accredited master planners, architects, M/E/P engineers, as well as structural and geotechnical engineers; all of whom collaborate alongside in-house landscape architects and environmental specialists with proven experience achieving the highest levels of LEED® certification.


Permitting multiple projects simultaneously in numerous jurisdictions for a nationwide program rollout can be a daunting task. LDG understands how to expedite the permitting process at the local level for both architecture and construction projects. Our experienced, in-house team knows how to work with local jurisdictions to navigate the permitting process while supporting the client’s desire to begin retail operations as quickly as possible.

• Building permit
• Code review
• Building occupancy & change of use
• Department of health
• ADA & accessibility compliance
• Historical
• Demolition & phasing
• Special state requirements

Structural Engineering

We fully integrate building engineering into our services, providing a significant strategic advantage over our competitors. LDG’s structural engineers work toward an optimal balance between technical function and economic impact. We focus on understanding the current use of the space and planning for the future use or evolution of the project. Our teams leverage energy modeling, building information modeling (BIM) and SiteOPS technologies to optimize building and site performance, while creating healthy and productive work environments.

News & Insights
News & Insights
LDG Moves Up to #11 on Nationwide List of Retail Design Firms
LDG Expands to Central Florida, Hires Andrew Dorin as Director, Retail Design
LDG’s Alex Ramon Leads ICSC Roundtable, Shares Retail Design Trends

For the second year in a row, Larson Design Group (LDG) has placed among the top 20 of VMSD’s Retail Design Firm Resource Guide, climbing an impressive seven places from last year...

Larson Design Group (LDG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Dorin, RA, as Retail Design leader in central Florida – another strong indicator of the firm’s forward mome...

Virtual versions of nearly everything continue to be the norm for now, providing opportunities for experts from every industry to continue to share ideas and observations – some...