Retail Environments News
gather in Ft. Lauderdale
for Design Awards judging
12-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., at Il Lugano Hotel. Based on
the judges’ decisions, 56 awards will be presented in 23
categories of retail design, plus Fixture of the Year, Visual
Presentation of the Year, and Store of the Year. This year’s
program includes awards for store fixtures, visual presentation, lighting, in-store communications, and wall treatments.
A list of winning projects and contributing companies is available online at
www.retailenvironments.org; awards will be presented February 29 at the awards
program in Las Vegas during GlobalShop.
A.R.E.’s Sustainability Awards will also be announced as part of the Design Awards
presentation February 29. The only competition focused on sustainable retail design,
the Sustainability Awards program will honor more retail projects for outstanding green
building achievement than ever before—a total of nine awards, including Sustainable
Project of the Year, grand prizes, outstanding merits, and special recognitions that call
attention to particularly innovative or outstanding features. Entries were judged online
by A.R.E.’s Sustainability Council, a group of designers and suppliers with various perspectives and expertise in sustainable retail design.
Judging this year’s sustainability entries were: Lisa Thompson, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC,
EcoScapes Sustainability Solutions LLC; John Blattel, EMI Industries; Nancy Everhart, AIA,
CDT, NCARB, LEED AP, Little; Bob Johnson, IDSA, B. Johnson Design; Michael Payne, AIA,
NCARB, Callison; Jeff Remtema, LEED AP BD+C, Progressive AE; Bob Riley, DSA/Phototech;
Richard Shelley, LEED AP, Fetzer Architectural Woodwork; Rick Troxel, Roseburg; and
Wesley Woelfel, Greneker.
At the 2012 Design Awards judging: (above left
picture, left to right): Anne DiNardo, VMSD;
Sherif Ayad, id&design International; and
Tony Camilletti, Design Fabrications (D|Fab).
(Above right picture, left to right): Marc Riera,
Nike; Luiz Andrade, Sony Electronics Inc.; Robert
Higgins, Fossil Inc.; Jim Weimer, DCI Marketing;
and Karen Doodeman, A.R.E.
Saks’ Adam Carmichael named PAVE Rising Star
PAVE, the industry’s educational foundation, presented its fifth annual
Rising Star Award to Adam Carmichael, director of store design for
Saks Fifth Avenue. Finalists in the 2011 recognition program included
Sarah Amundsen, director of store planning and design for Target and
Corinne Keddie, principal of Keddie Architecture Inc.
The three were recognized at the PAVE Gala on
Dec. 7 in New York City, where Carmichael was
presented with top honors.
PAVE’s Rising Star Award program pays tribute to
individuals under 40 years of age who are already
making their mark on the industry. Retailers
nominated individuals working in retail design,
visual presentation, and contract design for their
innovation and leadership. An independent panel
of industry veterans judged the nominations with
respect to job responsibilities, impact as a retail
design professional, leadership qualities, and individual characteristics. This year’s judges included:
James Bellante, senior vice president, visual
merchandise presentation, Macy’s; Anne DiNardo,
editor, VMSD magazine; Nancy Jackson, president,
Architectural Systems Inc.; and Brad Somberg,
president, B+N Industries.
“The physical retail environment, whether it is a showroom, an exhibit, a shop-in-shop, or an entire store, remains the most poignant extension of a brand because it is a total sensory experience—one can see, touch, feel, smell, and even sometimes taste. With technology, retail design crosses the physical realm into cyberspace—we need to be working in tandem with direct sales and information pro- cesses, not resisting them. To bridge this gap would be where I would like to influence retail design—to retain
the brick-and-mortar environment as
brand identification and atmosphere
while utilizing the technology as an
enhancement of this experience.”
PAVE presented the 2011 Rising Star Award to
Adam Carmichael, director of store design for
Saks Fifth Avenue. From left to right: Leonard
Barszap, PAVE’s 2010 Rising Star; finalist
Sarah Amundsen, director of store planning
and design, Target; Adam Carmichael; and
finalist Corinne Keddie, principal, Keddie