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Boston Area Students and Educators Invited to Connect with Retail Industry Professionals

On Thursday, October 13th, 2022, Boston area students and educators are invited to join PAVE Global in bringing together celebrated thought leaders and emerging professionals from the retail industry with students and educators to create meaningful connections at its first-ever regional event, Career Paths through PAVE.

Industry professionals will share their unique career pathways while students have the opportunity to explore the many career trajectories available in bringing retail store environments to life - including design, architecture, construction, and real estate development.

“For 30 years, PAVE has been dedicated to mentoring, connecting, and inspiring students, educators, and industry professionals involved in the creation of commercial environments,” said Rachel Zsembery, President of Bergmeyer and Vice President of PAVE Global. “This event in Boston is an opportunity for students and industry professionals to network together while supporting PAVE’s mission of providing scholarships, educational programming, student mentorship experiences, and need-based student aid to the students who will become the future leaders of our industry.”

Registration is free of charge for students and educators, with additional sponsorship opportunities available as well as individual ticket sales. Sponsored in partnership by Bergmeyer, WS Development, and Shawmut Design and Construction.

DATE: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Shawmut Design and Construction, 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

  • Students and Educators - registration is complimentary, sponsored by WS Development

  • Individual Tickets - $50

  • Supporting Sponsor Opportunity - $500 (100% of this sponsorship is directly dedicated to the Fall 2022 PAVE Student Aid Fund and includes two event tickets + logo recognition on materials)

To learn more about Career Paths through PAVE and to register to attend the event please visit


About PAVE

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. For more information, please visit

About Bergmeyer

Creative. Connected. Curious. We are a design collaborative; inspired through partnership, thoughtfully creative, inherently curious, and driven to fulfill our clients’ needs.

Our approach to design is empowering and ego-free, forming proactive partnerships with our clients and project teams to create a shared sense of ownership throughout the entire creative process.

We design for our clients’ clients, the people whose lives and experiences are enhanced by our work. We challenge ourselves to focus first on understanding the end user - the customers, students, employees, visitors, and residents - while delivering on our clients’ vision and return on investment. For more information on Bergmeyer please visit or call 617-542-1025 (BOS) 213-337-1090 (LA).

About Shawmut Design and Construction

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.3 billion national construction management firm with a reputation for completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects. As a 100% employee-owned company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-making, and forward-thinking. Over eighty percent of its business comes from repeat clients, with a strong focus on building lasting partnerships. Shawmut has offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Las Vegas. For more information, please visit

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation, and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates, and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 22 million square feet of existing space and an additional nine million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.


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