In 2022, GH+A became part of the global architecture and commercial design firm Benoy, following an acquisition by parent company Handley House. Together, we have over 100 years of retail design experience, and a reputation built on successful relationships with clients and consultants on both sides of the lease line. Globally, we are a creative team of 300+ passionate, curious, and strategic thinkers who design retail store environments, reposition and reinvent shopping centers, inject retail vitality into mixed-use developments, and devise immersive experiences for our food & beverage, fashion, and health & wellness projects.
We design and transform spaces into inspiring and engaging environments with purpose and authenticity. Behind all the spaces, we build a carefully considered strategy that yields exceptional results for landlords and retail brands alike. From 11 locations around the world (Beijing, Detroit, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Mumbai, Newark, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Singapore), we design for an international market with a strong focus on customer experience and outstanding performance.
did you know?
GH+A is 100% retail design
Retail is 100% of what we do all day, every day. From the early days, when GH+A’s founders Denis Gervais and Irene Harding were sketching at their drafting tables, through today, our exclusive focus has been designing spaces for shopping and shoppers.
the quality of our designs is recognized internationally
We have won over 145 design awards for excellence from the most prestigious design associations around the world.
our leaders are involved in every project from A-Z
A hands-on approach immerses our leaders in each of one of their respective projects, even in the most unglamorous of stages.
how do we design with retail soul?
It’s full-blown shopper immersion of the vibe and energy of a place. It’s destination design that engages real people in real time. It’s experience design that transcends transaction. It’s the magic that brings a retail environment to life.