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For the Week of October 20th

Emick Howard & Seibert makes hires; Reeds Jewelers commissions Echeverria Design Group for new design; Calling entries for GE Edison Award competition



Management Changes:

Emick Howard & Seibert Inc. (Seattle architecture, interior design and strategic planning firm) has hired the following: Dean Longwell, senior project manager; John Hibbard, project manager; Iren Fang; and Valerie Robbins.

JK Roller Architects LLC (Philadelphia architecture firm) has promoted Matthew Koenig to partner.

Display Technologies (College Point, N.Y., p-o-p display and merchandising systems manufacturer) has promoted Al Menz to director of product development.

Martin Architectural (Aarhus, Denmark, manufacturer of computer-controlled entertainment lighting equipment, speaker systems and smoke machines) has added Mike Case as western regional sales manager for the U.S. market.

Kling (Philadelphia architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firm) has named Dan Edenbaum senior project lighting designer. Edenbaum is responsible for design and management of projects ranging from pharmaceutical labs to corporate headquarters and campuses.


Business Briefs:

Reeds Jewelers (Wilmington, N.C., jewelry retail chain) has commissioned Echeverria Design Group (Coral Gables, Fla.) to design its flagship building at the Mayfaire Town Centre in Wilmington, N.C. The 4400-square-foot store is expected to open in early 2004.

Panolam Industries Intl. Inc. (Shelton, Conn., laminates manufacturer) has added Liberty Hardwoods (Ankeny, Iowa) to its distributor team, covering territories in Eastern Nebraska and Iowa.

Premier Retail Networks (PRN, San Francisco in-store media networks provider) is partnering with The Tennis Channel to broadcast tennis programming on PRN's Home Electronics Network, a retail network that airs in all Best Buy, Circuit City and Sears stores. PRN's network operates in more than 2000 stores nationwide.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC, Washington, D.C., industry coalition promoting environmentally responsible buildings) is now accepting pilot applications for the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Core and Shell Rating System. The new LEED program addresses the market of real estate developers. The pilot program will run for one year. For more information, visit web site


La-Z-Boy Contract Furniture Group (Monroe, Mich., furniture manufacturer and retailer) has appointed B3W (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.) to represent its mid-priced office and commercial seating products in Southern California.

Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass., lighting and materials designer and manufacturer) has volunteered to provide lighting expertise and technical and product support for the new Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, in Randleman, N.C.

Awards & Competitions:

GE Lighting (Cleveland lighting and products designer and manufacturer) is accepting entries for its 21st annual GE Edison Award competition. The competition is open to professional designers, architects, engineers and consultants and recognizes professional lighting designs that employ GE lamps. Deadline for entries is Jan. 12, 2004. For more information, visit

The Seattle Design Center (Seattle full-service design center) and the American Society of Interior Designers Washington State Chapter presented 35 interior design projects awards during its annual Northwest Design Awards Gala held on October 2. Among the winners were: Best of the Northwest — Andrea Piacentiuni, Andrea Piacentini Inc.; Commercial Space under 2500 square feet — first place: Brandrud Furniture Inc., Adams, Mohler and Ghillino; second place: Lori Alkana, TwentyFour·Seven Inc.; Commercial Space over 2500 square feet — first place: Christian Grevstad, Christian Grevstad Inc.; second place: Callison Architects Inc.; third place: Donna Shuman, Weber & Thomas.




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