Just announced this month: Starbucks has won two 2010 Design Awards from the Association for Retail Environments. Starbucks was awarded the Grand Prize in the specialty food retailer category for it's two new coffee stores, Roy Street Coffee and Tea, and 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea. I had the pleasure of photographing both stores earlier this year.
The Roy Street Coffee and Tea store also won a Sustainability Specialty Award for creative use of reused materials.
Congrats to the whole gang at Starbucks Global Design. You can check out some of the photos by yours truly as well as the other winners on the A.R.E. site.