Amberlee Isabella is a retail designer, strategist, and entrepreneur who believes the future is bright for brands who are bold.
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kind press + awards

Amberlee is an active public speaker and writer on the topics of retail design, strategy, and personal branding. She has been featured in the University of Kentucky "SeeBlue" marketing campaign, spoken at NeoCon and various other industry events. She frequently serves as a juror and speaker colleges and universities across the U.S. 


University of Kentucky SeeBlue Campaign

UK visits Amberlee at Gensler in Atlanta to learn more about how her time at the university prepared her for a "dream job".


Amberlee is honored with VMSD's 2016 Design Dozen Award

VMSD magazine, and parent company ST Media Group celebrated the best and brightest young designs in retail within the fifth annual VMSD Design Dozen. 


Primark King of Prussia featured in Metropolis Magazine 

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

Dora Vanette focuses on designing digital moments into retail space highlighting Primark, 


El Palacio de Hierro Polanco wins Gold Award for Department Store at A.R.E Awards

Photography courtesy Gensler

Photography courtesy Gensler

In March 2016, the Gensler NY and TPG project took home a Gold Award for Department Store design at the A.R.E. Awards.


Primark King of Prussia wins at  A.R.E Awards

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

In March 2016, the Gensler NY project Primark King of Prussia won an A.R.E Silver Award for Speciality Store over 25,000 sf. 


Primark King of Prussia wins twice at Retail Design Institute Awards

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

Photography courtesy © John Muggenborg/Gensler

In March 2016, the Gensler NY project Primark King of Prussia won two RDI awards including first place Soft-Line speciality store and an Innovation Award for Facade Design. 


El Palacio de Hierro Queretaro wins the Gold Hub Prize

Photography courtesy Gensler

Photography courtesy Gensler

In October 2015,  the Gensler NY project El Palacio de Hierro Queretaro wins the Gold Hub Prize for design. 


El Palacio de Hierro Featured in Interior Design magazine's April Issue 

In the April 2015,  the Gensler NY project El Palacio de Hierro was featured in Interior Design Magazine online and in print. 


Image provided courtesy of Gensler 

Image provided courtesy of Gensler 

Gensler NY wins the 2015 A.R.E. Design Awards Silver Award for Department Stores

In May 2015,  the Gensler NY retail design team celebrated a win in the Association for Retail Environments Store Awards 


Image provided courtesy of Gensler 

Image provided courtesy of Gensler 

Gensler NY wins Retail Design Institute Award of Merit, New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Department Store

In May 2015,  the Gensler NY retail design team celebrated a win in the 44th International Store Design Awards. 

 


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University of Kentucky School of Interior Design Visits Gensler NY

In March 2015, Amberlee hosted 30  junior UK College of Design School of Interior Design at Gensler.  They heard experts from several different practice areas and toured the office in Rockefeller Center. 


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Amberlee is named to the University of Kentucky Advisory Board

In January 2015, Amberlee was appointed to the UK College of Design School of Interior Design Advisory Board.  She will join a team of faculty, staff, alumni and students working to advise the college on degree and course development, professional integration and public relations. 


University of Kentucky College of Design News

Amberlee's experiences at UK and post graduation are highlighted in an article on the UK College of Design website. 


AIA CANstruction 2013

As part of the Gensler New York team, Amberlee participates in the building of Can's Best Friend. 


IIDA I LOVE INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG

This blog covers Amberlee's visit to NeoCon and participation on the IIDA Career Bootcamp panel where she spoke to over 150 students and young professionals. 


University of Kentucky COD 20 Something Design Chat

Amberlee visits her Alma mater to discuss life as a young design professional with two other Kentucky graduates. 


NeoCon Mannington Commercial Tx:Style Design Competition

In Chicago, Amberlee poses with the five additional Tx:Style Design Finalists.


NeoCon Mannington Commercial Tx:Style Design Competition

Amberlee stand by her carpet design "exposed" at NeoCon in Chicago. 


Carpet Design Highlighted in Interior Design Magazine

Interior Design magazine highlights all 6 finalists in print and online. 


IIDA Career Bootcamp at Neocon in Chicago 

Amberlee's attends NeoCon  to participate on the IIDA Career Bootcamp panel speaking to over 150 students and young professionals on life after graduation.