Alison Carr

IIDA, NCIDQ, Retail Design Director


With thirty years of experience creating award winning retail and hospitality projects, Alison Carr has developed a recognized expertise in creating unique branded environments across various sectors. Working with multidisciplinary design studios in Toronto, Boston and San Francisco, her work spans retail,hospitality,showroom and branded workplace design.

Alison has worked with leading retail brands b8ta, Timbuk 2, Banana Republic, The North Face, Forever 21, and Raymond Apparel; as well as industry leaders American Express, Allsteel, The Bank of America, Bell Canada, Hilton Hotels and Joie De Vivre Hospitality. Recently Alison worked with Indian menswear brand Raymond to develop a prototype retail experience that is currently being rolled out across India.

Alison is a Senior Associate and design leader at Gensler’s global headquarters in San Francisco, California. She has won numerous awards for her design work and has been published in several, notable publications such as Interior Design, VM&RD, VMSD and Chain Store Age. Alison holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, as well as advanced studies in Production Design + Art Direction and Business. Her career began in Toronto at the “Yabu Pushelberg School” in 1988.

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