PAVE Announces 2015 Rising Star Finalists


Hollywood, Fla. (November 6, 2015)

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2015 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 environment.


2015 Rising Star Award Finalists


Bridgette Hyde, Associate - CallisonRTKL
Jeany Kim, Senior Associate - CallisonRTKL
Elizabeth Price, Senior Interior Designer - FRCH Design Worldwide
The award presentation and announcement of the winner will take place Wednesday, December 2, 2015 during the 19th Edition of the PAVE Annual Gala.

2015 Rising Star Award Judges


James Bellante, Senior Vice President, Visual Merchandise Presentation, Macy's
Harry Cunningham, Head of Store Development, Vera Bradley
Nancy Jackson, President, Architectural Systems Inc.
Linda Lombardi, Vice President, Global Store Design & Visual Merchandising, Godiva Chocolatier
Kaileigh Peyton, Associate Editor, VMSD
Brad Somberg, President, B+N Industries

About PAVE,


Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership’s (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising through its annual Student Design Competition. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. This is accomplished through projects, seminars, workshops, and the annual fundraising Gala with proceeds dedicated to educational programs and projects benefiting students. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E./POPAI-The New Association