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2022 PAVE Rising Star Finalists Announced Ahead of the PAVE Gala

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

PAVE Global is pleased to announce the finalists for the 15th Annual Rising Star Award! Created in 2007, the PAVE Rising Star award recognizes the achievements of individuals who have significantly impacted the retail arena throughout these ever-evolving times. These emerging leaders anticipate client needs, motivate a team, transform the simple into the extraordinary, and inspire the consumer. This year’s Rising Star finalists are proven visionaries, innovators, and leaders among their peers.

Congratulations to the 2022 PAVE Rising Star Finalists!

  • Emily Bowers, Associate Principal, Design Practice Leader, Bergmeyer

  • Marta Abás, Senior Associate, MG2

  • Matthew Almendarez, Associate, MBH Architects

Sam Adams Tap Room, Cincinnati, OH - Emily Bowers, Associate Principal, Design Practice Leader, Bergmeyer

The award presentation and announcement of the winner will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022, during the 24th Annual PAVE Gala to be held at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building in New York City.

Hush Puppies, Jakarta, Indonesia - Marta Abás, Senior Associate, MG2

A Special Thank You to Our 2022 PAVE Rising Star Award Judges!

  • Nancy Jackson, Chief Creative Officer, Architectural Systems, Inc.

  • Cynthia Patino, Community & Educational Affairs, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

  • Jennifer Acevedo, Vice President, Marketing + Brand Strategy, NELSON Worldwide

  • Pirkko Lucchesi, AIA, LEED AP, Architect, B+N Industries

  • Zaiba Mian, Program Coordinator & Professor, Humber College

Bucherer, New York, NY - Matthew Almendarez, Associate, MBH Architects

About PAVE Global,

Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators and the design industry through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship.


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