Award Winning Client Continues to Expand

Christy Ullo
Nokia, one of Faithful+Gould’s most prominent project management clients, continues to win awards for their projects around the globe.

Nokia, one of Faithful+Gould’s most prominent project management clients, continues to win awards for their projects around the globe.

In 2005, when Nokia wanted to have a flagship retail presence located in Chicago, IL on Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile), they called on Faithful+Gould to manage the design and construction of the project. A 5,000 square foot space for retailing cell phones sounds simple at first, but the stakes are extremely high when a single market share point could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Faithful+Gould was called on to manage a team that was as global in nature as Nokia’s business. The team included members located in Helsinki, London, Amsterdam, Munich, Singapore, Montreal, and cities throughout the United States.

Due to the successful completion of the Chicago Flagship store, Faithful+Gould is now providing project management services to other programs throughout the Americas. This included the recent completion of the Flagship stores in New York and Mexico City. The next Flagship Store will open in the boutique district of Sao Paulo, Brazil (expected to be complete in 2008), which again will pose Faithful+Gould with more cultural and importing challenges.

Listed below are some of the projects and awards that Faithful+Gould has helped Nokia win:

  • Nokia Flagship Store Concept, June 2007
 Winner of the Most Innovative International Retail & Leisure Concept of 2007
Shortlisted in the International Retailer of the Year 2007 category
Award by Retail and Leisure International’s Global Retail and Leisure International Awards
   
  • Nokia Flagship Store New York, January 2007
  Winner of the Grand Prize in the Hardline Specialty Store 3,001-25,000 sf category
Winner of the Store Fixture Award for Fixture Functionality and Grouping
Award by NASFM (National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers) Retail Design Awards 2007
   
  • Nokia Flagship Store Chicago, December 2006
  Winner of the 2006 Project of the Year: Interior Design/Fitout
Award by MidWest Construction journal
   
  • Nokia Flagship Store New York, December 2006
  Winner of Best New York City Store 2006
Award by the Institute of Store Planners, New York Chapter
   
  • Nokia Flagship Store Moscow, September 2006
  13th Annual VM+SD International Visual Competition
Winner of the Visual Technology in a Visual Display award
Award by VM+SD journal