Despite taking a sharp hit during the recession, the retail market for design and construction has seen a steady incline within the past few years.

According to a recent retail market report published by Architectural Record, using data generated by McGraw-Hill Dodge Analytics, both owners and developers are seeing an improved climate for construction.

Additionally, the report highlights the retail industry’s “Top 5 Design Firms,” recognizing BRR Architecture as the No 1. retail design firm. Firms were ranked based on their number of retail construction starts from January 2011 through February 2013. The full report published by Architectural Record can be found at

Since the firm’s beginning in 1963, BRR has delivered 11,000+ completed projects for retail and commercial clients nationwide. With locations in Phoenix, Kansas City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Bentonville, Miami and Los Angeles, BRR delivers responsive service on a local, regional and national level.

BRR’s vast experience and capacity to provide efficient project delivery has assisted clients such as Nike, AMC Theatres, Walmart, Weight Watchers, Applebee’s and Lowe’s in achieving individual project and building program goals.

“To see BRR listed as the top retail design firm is a true testament to the exceptional service our team members provide our clients,” said BRR President/CEO James Hailey. “It is their dedication that allows us to consistently deliver quality, high-volume work for some of the top retail, grocery, hospitality and banking clients nationwide.”