Florian Valle
Retail Architecture & Design manager
Florian Valle
Retail Architecture & Design manager
Based in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
More than 10 years experience

12 years international expertise in retail design, architecture and project management, with a strong aptitude in leading and developing creative teams. Integral part of the evolution of retail design trends, consumer experience, and generation needs evolution.
With a passionate attitude, consumer ce


ntric mindset and strong sense of entrepreneurship.
I always give the best of me and most importantly adapt to new norms and am open to change.
Driven to innovate, I seek to be inspired and inspire those I work with.

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Architecture & Design Department Manager
Chalhoub Group Aug. 2, 2014 - Present
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

-Leading the creative studio team of the Chalhoub Group Beauty Own Concepts, composed of retail
architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and visual merchandisers.
-Responsible for sourcing and briefing external retail architecture agency, developing the retail design
strategy, consumer jour


ney and experience, brand identity, In store digital experience and driving teams to
create the store concept of the future.
-Developing in house schematic design, vendor hosting, tendering, budgets, material sourcing, creating the
VM Design books & guidelines for brands and for multibrand areas.
-Managing internal & external technical teams, from MEP, lighting design, shop drawings review to furniture
inspection & quality control until final retail delivery.

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Project Architect:
Le Bon Marché Apr. 1, 2009 - Jul. 31, 2014
Paris, France

Creating unique retail concepts for the department store, within the in-house architecture studio.
Latest trend reports, benchmark of the competition, master planning, mood and materials boards,
strategic store planning according to commercial and merchandising briefs, concept design, schematic


n, detail design, tender documentation, Public Authorities documents, 3D renderings, mock up
development, review and quality control of shop drawings and contractor’s work, construction follow up with
mill-work and contractors, budget and planning follow-up.

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Project Architect Junior - Internship
Louis Vuitton Jul. 1, 2008 - Jan. 30, 2009
Paris, France

Architecture Department – North America & Hawaii Zone
4+ new store designs ranging from 82-1’300m²/ 880-14’000sf retail area, including City Center, Las Vegas.
Architectural design per brand standards and specific zone requirements.
Construction follow-up with local architects, consultants and contra


Quality control of shop drawings and fabrication.
Managing weekly Store committee presentation.

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Bachelor Degree in Interior Design
LISAA: Institut supérieur des arts appliqués Sep. 1, 2004 - Jun. 30, 2008
Paris, France

Bachelor degree w/ honors in Interior Design & Product Design

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French Baccalaureat
Lycée Racine Sep. 1, 2002 - Jun. 30, 2004
Paris, France

Specialty ES - Economie & social

Industry sectors







Retail Design • Retail Architecture • Project management • Consumer experience • Multi sensorial journey • In store Digital experience • Visual merchandising • Graphic Design • Out of the box creativity • Flexible & Agile • Forward thinking • Entrepreneurial spirit • Team collaboration Developing teams talents

Software skills

Auto CAD

Adobe CC Suite

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Sketchup Pro

SU podium



Native language




Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate