With over 25 years of experience in the travel retail sector, Robbie has been a pioneering influence on the transformation of airport retail design.
Robbie Gill is the Co-Founder (since 1984) and Managing Director of The Design Solution, a London-based specialist architectural and design agency dedicated to optimising the commercial performance of airport space for airports, retailers and brands.
Robbie combines his training as an architect with a specialist focus on retail architecture and design, complemented by extensive experience in retail planning, including shopping centres, high street outlets and department stores.
With over 25 years of experience in the travel retail sector, Robbie has been a pioneering influence on the transformation of airport retail design. He has created unique, performance-driving design solutions at more than 100 airports around the world, from major hubs to small regional airports.
Robbie’s design philosophy is centred on a detailed understanding of the influence of the designed airport environment on passenger perceptions, mood and behaviour – blending aesthetic quality with operational efficiency to create a unique Sense of Place, a higher quality of airport experience and a stronger commercial performance.