Megan Stone, owner of The High Road Design Studio, a Tempe -based marijuana retail design and branding firm, announced today that her recent project – designing Level Up dispensary in Scottsdale – is a finalist in the 2017 Shop! Design Awards for its excellence in retail design. This marks the second year in a row that an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary designed by Stone has been honored for the nationally-acclaimed award.
The Shop! Design Awards are the retail and interior design industry’s most prestigious awards, recognizing commercial spaces for excellence in retail design, customer experience, and environmental superiority. Level Up is nominated for top honors alongside other finalists including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shinola, Adidas, Under Armour, Timberland, Nordstrom, and REI.
The 2017 award ceremony will be held at LIGHT Nightclub in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on March 29, 2017, during GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual trade show and conference dedicated to store design, visual merchandising, and shopper marketing.
Level Up dispensary
Stone is regarded as the pioneer of cannabis retail design and will be a featured speaker at GlobalShop, educating attendees on the opportunities for design in cannabis retail and the rapid growth of the cannabis retail industry.
“As many traditional brick-and-mortar retail concepts struggle to compete with online retailers, the cannabis industry, in contrast, is a brand new, booming retail segment that relies on physical stores to exist,” says Stone, who has designed more than 25 dispensaries since launching The High Road Design Studio in 2013. “I am honored that Level Up is being recognized for the unique retail experience it offers.”
Stone’s design of Level Up’s 3,000-square foot retail space was inspired by traditional European sophistication and accented with contemporary elements to create a dramatic retail experience.
Level Up dispensary