High Road is Riding High in 2018: Awards, Events, Achievements, Oh My!

Thank you design:retail for recognizing The High Road Design Studio as one of the Design Firms of the Year in their 2018 Portfolio Awards. This is the second year in a row that our portfolio of dope design has been honored for this award, and we couldn’t be more proud. The competition for this award is always full of world-class firms. Names like FRCH, CallisonRTKL, Dalziel & Pow, IA Interior Architects and Gensler are longtime powerhouses in the retail design world. We are honored to be recognized in such esteemed company at our milestone 5-year anniversary. We promise we have more exciting and groundbreaking project work to share in the months to come…and the years ahead.

In addition to this prestigious honor, our Gnome Grown project has been a highly-featured, award-winning project this year. This is a brand dedicated to legendary organic cannabis cultivation practices, stewardship to nature, and a passion for quality. This ongoing client of ours is blazing a trail in the cannabis world and racking up the retail design accolades, including:

Retail Design Institute International Design Competition 2017 Store of the Year Finalist

Shop! Design Award 2018 Specialty Food and Consumable Retailer

Shop! Design Award 2018 Wall Treatment

Featured in mg Retailer: Farm-to-Label Craftsman Style

VMSD Magazine 2018 International Visual Competition Honorable Mention

VMSD Magazine 2018 Retail Renovation Competition: First Place

Congrats to the Gnome Grown team!

And if that wasn’t enough to make this year go down in history as one of our best ever, I will be capping it off as the co-chair and keynote speaker of a unique one-day design seminar in conjunction with the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC) in Seattle on October 2, 2018. Elevating Cannabis Retail is an inaugural design event for cannabis retailers. The High Road Design Studio is proud to be working with VMSD to provide cannabis retailers access to an array of experts who will share the specialized information needed to be a successful 21st century retailer.

We celebrated our 5-year “canniversary” back in June, and I couldn’t be more excited or optimistic for what the next 5 years has in store for us at High Road. Stay tuned and watch as we continue to bring #dopedesign from sea to shining sea– and beyond.