design agency’s digital thinking
for the group, he will ensure that
digital continues to be integrated
with creative, design, strategy,
planning, and account management across FITCH’s 11 offices in
In addition, FITCH has added 36
staff across many disciplines to its
U.S. offices in Seattle, Phoenix, and
Columbus, Ohio. New additions to
the FITCH strategy team include
Stuart Johnson, Carl Riley, and
Adrianne Lambert. Johnson joins
FITCH as strategic planning director
for the company’s Seattle Studio.
Riley comes to the team with previous experience at FITCH London.
Lambert joins FITCH’s Columbus
team as a strategic planner. New
designers include Erin Wilson
and Luis Infante in Seattle and
Suling Hsu and Abby Trantina in
Columbus. And to support FITCH’s
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growing client relationships, new
positions have been created in
account management, includ-
ing Client Director Ali Tamblyn,
who joined the Seattle studio
to lead the Microsoft account.
New hires for the Phoenix Studio
include Blair Leach, AIA, NCARB,
LEED AP-BD+C, who was named
associate director of architecture,
and Shaun McDonald and Eric
Harris, who also joined the leader-
Grand & Benedicts, a global manufacturer of retail fixtures based in
Portland, Ore., added Emily Meija to
its project management team. Meija
will be working with national retail
clients GUESS and Charming Charlie.
Also at the company, Stacey
Santoro was named business
development manager, focusing on
East Coast retail accounts and design
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includes project management,
sales, and director of new business
development positions at Fleetwood
Fixtures, and sales responsibilities at
Process Displays (PD).
Frank Mayer and Associates (FMA),
based in Grafton, Wis., named Louis
Young an account executive. Young
has been involved in the point-of-purchase display industry for the
past four years, most recently at
Process Retail Group.
Marina del Rey, Calif.-based
Giorgio Borruso Design’s
design of Carlo Pazolini Milan
received the 2011 International
Architecture Award for Best New
Global Design, presented by The
Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of
Architecture and Design and The
European Centre for Architecture
Art Design and Urban Studies.
Winning projects were exhibited
at “The City and The World”
annual symposium in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, in October, in
conjunction with the 13th annual
International Architecture Bienniel.
The exhibition will then travel in
Europe and the U.S.
A.R.E. members King Retail
Solutions and FRCH Design
Worldwide were among the winners of First Place Awards in VMSD’s
2011 Retail Renovation Competition.
King Retail Solutions was honored
for its work for Lakeview Grocery,
which had been damaged by
Hurricane Katrina. FRCH was recognized for the renovation of the
Liverpool Polanco Department
Store in Mexico City.