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PAVE Announces Rising Star Award Finalists, Winner
December 19, 2012

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) recently announced the three finalists of its 2012 Rising Star Award. Established in 2007, the award was created to recognize the future leaders of the retail environments industry. Retailers, designers and industry suppliers were invited to nominate individuals 40 years old or younger who have shown great talent in implementing visions for their own companies or clients. This year’s finalists were: Brandon Avery, senior creative director and environmental design group leader, for Interbrand Design Forum; Ryan Brazelton, design director for FITCH Inc.; and Brian Guze, director of store design East for Starbucks Coffee Co. PAVE announced Guze as this year’s winner during the 16th Annual PAVE Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, which was held on Dec. 5.