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2023 PAVE Rising Star Finalists to be Honored at PAVE Gala

PAVE Global in partnership with ASI | Architectural Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the finalists for the 16th Annual PAVE Global Rising Star Award!

Congratulations to the 2023 PAVE Rising Star Finalists!

  • Hannah Friskey, Associate, Design Practice Leader, Bergmeyer, Boston, MA

  • Laura Lewi, Associate, Arcadis, New York, NY

  • Taylor Ghost, Director of Interior Design, STITCH Design Shop, Greensboro, NC

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.

Tree House Deerfield, Charlton, MA - Hannah Friskey, Associate, Design Practice Leader, Bergmeyer

The award presentation and announcement of the winner will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2023, during the sold-out 25th Annual PAVE Gala to be held at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building in New York City.

Rogers Communications, Yorkdale Flagship, Toronto, Canada - Laura Lewi, Associate, Arcadis

A Special Thank You to Our 2023 PAVE Rising Star Award Judges!

  • Gabrielle O'Connor, Materialista®, ASI | Architectural Systems, Inc.

  • Jennifer Acevedo, Principal, Marketing + Brand Strategy, NELSON Worldwide

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

  • Zaiba Mian, Associate Dean, Material Art and Design, Sheridan College

Residence Inn Marriott, Myrtle Beach, NC - Taylor Ghost, Director of Interior Design, STITCH Design Shop

Thank you to our long-time partners and friends, ASI | Architectural Systems, Inc. sponsoring the 16th Annual PAVE Global Rising Star Award.


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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