The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2021 Rising Star Award. The award was created in 2007 to recognize the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated talent, vision, and implementation in the retail environments industry. These emerging leaders anticipate client needs, motivate a team, transform the simple into the extraordinary, and inspire the consumer. This year’s Rising Star should also have shown the ability to pivot, stay inspired, and inspire others while navigating the current state of retail and design.
2021 Rising Star Award Finalists
Macy Hilliard, Associate Creative Director, Big Red Rooster – a JLL company
Emma Morgan, Design Director, Tiffany & Co.
Aaron VandenHeuvel, Associate, CallisonRTKL
The award presentation and announcement of the winner will take place Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, during the afternoon portion of the PAVE Holiday Celebration - Reimagining Retail with Kevin Roche in New York City.
2021 Rising Star Award Judges
Andrew Lee, Senior Project Manager, Equinox, 2017 PAVE Rising Star
Nancy Jackson, Chief Creative Officer, Architectural Systems Inc.
Zaiba Mian, Program Coordinator & Professor, Humber College
Pirkko Lucchesi, AIA, LEED AP, Architect, B+N Industries
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Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the fields of retail design, planning, and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, designers, and manufacturers to interact with and support design, students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, grants, and scholarships funded by PAVE’s signature events other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.