Chain Store Age

March 2014 

Awards & Recognition

Johan S Ahlqvist

Personal Profile

Store Of The Year Book

‚Äč12th Ed. 2000


Chain Store Age

March 2010 

 Johan has had a 23 year back ground in Retail Architecture with 18 years directly representing and protecting such retail brands as David's Bridal, Priscilla of Boston, After Hours Formal Wear, Aerosoles Shoes, Eileen Fisher, WH Smith, Dress Barn, TJ Maxx, and Speedo. Beyond being on the retailer's side Johan was an architect in New York architecture firms where he accomplished projects and designs such as Retail chain stores, Historical Preservation, Corporate Design, Residential, and Medical. His projects have been installed throughout USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. His work has been published in designer books like The Store of the Year Book, trade magazines, and he has been awarded and recognized two years for the Chain Store Age - Store of the year price; 2012 for the high end fashion store Priscilla of Boston, and in 2014 for the David's Bridal flagship fashion store in London, UK. The last 3 years Johan has expanded his network and expertise to the UK where after work throughout the UK he has gained a terrific professional network with professionals and vendors. 
Johan Ahlqvist is a multi discipline Architect and Designer, with a strong Retail background in leading related industry teams and corporate departments. His achievements include developing award winning and long lasting specialty store brand designs, from branding, concept design, prototyping, roll out to fleet and designing and developing flagships.