PAVE RISING STAR

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WHAT IS A RISING STAR?

After a year off, the PAVE Rising Star award is back! We look forward to celebrating an individual who has made significant impacts in our industry amid the ongoing pandemic. A Rising Star is a young professional who has exhibited outstanding leadership 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.

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A great leader can easily recognize another great leader. Retailers, designers, and industry suppliers are invited to nominate individuals for this year's PAVE Rising Star award. PAVE is looking for young, innovative visionaries who are respected by their peers. If you have worked with a young professional who exhibits such traits, show them that they’re admired by nominating them.

Nominations are free and they can motivate a nominee to do even more amazing things. Gather some of their work and tell us why you think they should become the next PAVE Rising Star!

The PAVE Rising Star judges are looking for individuals who are original, passionate, visionaries. A Rising Star should have shown the ability to implement inventive design strategy that accommodates a current and post-pandemic retail space. They have created safe and rich experiential retail environments that have drawn customers back to shop. A Rising Star nominee is also intuitive in decision-making, willing to take risks, ambitious, persistent, resourceful, and socially responsible. They demonstrate authenticity in their designs and can implement sustainable projects.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominees may be from your own organization or another.

  • Nominees must be engaged in the design or supply of retail environments. This includes designers, visual merchandisers, store planners, and project managers.

  • Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger as of December 2021.

  • Nominations must be submitted by a retailer, design firm, or industry supplier.

MAKE A NOMINATION

  • Attach three to five supporting materials that demonstrate what makes the nominee a rising star. Provide descriptions of images, including program intent and a brief line on its success.

  • There is no fee to make a nomination.

JUDGING
All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals. PAVE will contact the senior management for all finalists for employment verification and any additional input as needed.


PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
All finalists will be recognized this December during the PAVE Event in New York City where the winner will be announced.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021
BY 11:59 PM EASTERN
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2019 RISING STAR

Anna Leach

Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL

2019 RISING STAR FINALISTS

Anna Leach, Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Randi Lawrence, Associate, CallisonRTKL

Raphael Sorcio, Project Director, Bednark Studio

2019 RISING STAR JUDGES

Jennifer Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief, VMSD

Bill Goddu, Chief Brand Ambassador, Green Cloud

Nancy Jackson, Chief Creative Officer, Architectural Systems Inc.

Zaiba Mian, Professor, Humber College

Pirkko Lucchesi, AIA, LEED AP, Architect - B+N Industry, Inc.