Student Design Competition

Student Design Competition Recipients

PAVE’s 20th Annual Student Design Competition Winners Announced

                                                                                       Sponsored by REI


This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

The competition’s design challenges consist of a visual merchandising category and a store design category and provide an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. This competition is open to undergraduate students only.

"REI is honored to be the sponsor of the 2014 PAVE Student Design Competition. Just as REI promises our consumers a lifetime of outdoor discovery, the competition showcased the revelation of discovery for students in the visual merchandising and store design fields. The REI team was extremely pleased with the caliber of design and the vision demonstrated through the submissions. It was truly inspiring to partner with PAVE to provide a hands-on, real-life design experience for students. This competition confirmed our strong belief in the talents of the next generation of visual merchandisers and store designers." - Elizabeth Dowd - REI, Director Store Design and Visual Merchandising.



Congratulations to the following PAVE 2014 Student Design Competition Winners:

Store Design Category
1st Place - $5,000 – Katie Costa, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 – Jessica Li, Fashion Institute of Technology
3rd Place - $1,500 – Asa Bollvik, Fashion Institute of Technology
Honorable Mention - $500 – Lora Child, University of Cincinnati

Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place - $5,000 – Kylie O’Keefe, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 – Samantha Moscarino, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place - $1,500 – Hannah Clark, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 – Camilla Hassvik, Santa Monica College

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category:
$4,000 University of Cincinnati
$2,000 Fashion Institute of Technology

This year’s winners faced a competitive field of over 500 entries, including 400 plus in the overall store design category.

Click Here to View the PAVE 2014 Student Store Design Competition Challenge

Click Here to View the PAVE 2014 Student Visual Merchandising Competition Challenge

Judging the 2014 competition were:
Elizabeth Dowd - REI, Director Store Design and Visual Merchandising, Kent, Wa.
Barry Shuman - REI, Sr. Project Manager and Store Experience, Kent, Wa.
Kevin House - REI, Director, Flagships, Kent, Wa.
Mitch Pride - Callison, Designer, Seattle, Wa.
Denny Gerdeman - Chute Gerdeman, CEO, Columbus, Oh.
Cindi Kato - Callison, Principal, Seattle, Wa.
Dawn Clark - Nordstrom, VP Store Design, Seattle, Wa.
Paul Biondolillo - Mulvanny G2, Sr. Associate, Seattle, Wa.


2013 Student Design Competition Winners



Store Design Category

1st Place - $5,000 - Quianna Teixeira, Humber College
2nd Place - $2,500 - Jennifer Bukovec, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place - $1,500 - Jillian Maddox, California State University, Long Beach
Honorable Mention - $500 - Rachel McGarry, Humber College

Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Lauren Ferrell, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Li May Foo, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
3rd Place - $1,500 - Gabrielle Enzweiler, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Jaemin Song, Fashion Institute of Technology

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 University of Cincinnati
$1,000 California State University, Long Beach
$1,000 Humber College
$1,000 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

This year’s winners faced a competitive field of over 500 entries, including over 425 in the overall store design category and 75 in the visual merchandising category. Images of the 2013 winning projects will be available online following the PAVE Gala on Dec. 4, 2013.

Click Here to View the PAVE 2013 Student Store Design Competition Challenge 

Click Here to View the PAVE 2013 Student Visual Merchandising Competition Challenge

Judges
Paul Loux, SVP Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Barbara Emerson, VP Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Chris Hope, Sr. Director Concept Development, Sephora, San Francisco
Jason Arth, Sr. Director Store Design, Sephora, San Francisco
Kate Holekamp, Director Project Management, Sephora, San Francisco
Corey Dehus, Executive Director, WD Partners, San Francisco
Denny Gerdeman, CEO, Chute Gerdeman, Columbus
William McHenry, President, Elevations Inc., San Francisco
Brad Somberg, President, B + N Industries, San Francisco


2012 Student Design Competition Winners



Store Design Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Katie Barton, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Danielle Fraley, University of Cincinnati
3rd Place - $1,500 - Abigail Buchanan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Honorable Mention - $500 - Lauren Burns, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Stephanie Metzger, Miami University
Honorable Mention - $500 - Hye Young Park, Fashion Institute of Technology
Honorable Mention - $500 - Holly Smith, University of Cincinnati
Honorable Mention - $500 - Stephanie Tripp, Humber College
Honorable Mention - $500 - Katie Wittes, University of Cincinnati

Visual Merchandising Category
1st Place - $5,000 - Lucie Calise, University of Cincinnati
2nd Place - $2,500 - Joshua Lunney, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute
3rd Place - $1,500 - Anastasia Ivanova, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 University of Cincinnati
$1,000 Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
$1,000 TAFE NSW Sydney Institute
$1,000 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This year’s winners faced a competitive field of 428 entries, including 371 in the overall store design category and 57 in the visual merchandising category.

Judges
Eileen Conway, Bonobos Guides, Bonobos, Palo Alto, Calif.
Christian Davies, Executive Creative Director, Americas, FITCH, Inc., Columbus
Pirkko Lucchesi, Design Director, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.
Kevin McPhee, Creative Director, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.
Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor, DDI Magazine, Atlanta, Ga.
Brad Somberg, President, B+N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.


 

2011 Student Design Competition Winners



Visual Merchandising Category
$5,000 First Place: Natasha Melo, FIT/Fashion Institute of Technology
$2,500 Second Place: Joanna Chen, University of Cincinnati
$1,500 Third Place: Florence Tang, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Store Design Category
$5,000 First Place: Liz Baverman, University of Cincinnati
$2,500 Second Place: Kayla Reinbold, University of Cincinnati
$1,500 Third Place: Tracey Wright, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
$500 Honorable Mention: Sarah Hitchcock, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
$500 Honorable Mention: Lily Parker, University College Falmouth
$500 Honorable Mention: Rajiv Patel, Art Institute of Atlanta
$500 Honorable Mention: Diana Stercula, University of Cincinnati
$500 Honorable Mention: Hope Talley, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
$500 Honorable Mention: Carrie Zwisler, Colorado State University

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$3,000 – University of Cincinnati
$1,000 – Fashion Institute of Technology
$1,000 – FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
$1,000 – University of North Carolina at Greensboro