Franklin E. Dickinson, AIA, lives in Garden City, NY, has two degrees from the University at Buffalo, including a Master of Architecture from 1985. In addition, he is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. He serves as senior vice president, architecture & construction, at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury good company.
LVMH is comprised of 70 exceptional houses that create the highest quality products. It is the only group in the luxury market that includes all five major sectors of the luxury market: Wines and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry and Selective Retailing. LVMH currently employs 120,000 people across the world and reported sales of 30.6 billion euros in 2014.
Dickinson is the senior store planning and construction executive in the America’s Group. As such, he directs and manages special projects throughout the group; provides strategic and tactical leadership to ensure optimal project delivery for LVMH Brands; and leads and provides support to regional store planning teams in identifying and implementing optimal projects.
Dickinson is also president of Dickinson Associates, a luxury-retail focused, project development consulting practice. Dickinson Associates manages the retail development process throughout the Americas, Hawaii, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The company has managed and or advised on luxury retail and commercial projects in London, Osaka, Nagoya, Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Honolulu, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Miami and Chicago.
Dickinson has previous experience with Sony Music Entertainment, where he directed planning and construction.