2021 PAVE Student Design Competition: Meet the Street now is over!
The PAVE Student Design Competition that promotes “real world” design experience for college-level students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry, now is calling for entries in its 2021 edition.
The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) Student Design Competition, now in its 27th year, is open for entries!
The PAVE Student Design Competition promotes “real world” design experience for college-level students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry.
From large public-scale spaces (parks) to smaller interventions on sidewalks and streets (outdoor eating/seating shelters, street art, neighborhood street libraries and furniture stooping), as well as impromptu events in the streets (theatrics/shows), we can all relate to encountering these special places and sharing these experiences individually or collectively.
These types of spaces have moments of commonality – a sense of celebrating, helping the community, interactive experiences, and potentially elements of surprise and wonder.
There is a real opportunity for creativity in spatial placemaking with a retail context to help regain a sense of connection. Students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, interior design, branding, and similar programs are encouraged to participate in designing a small-scale intervention/idea that can be incorporated in any community-oriented situation (sidewalk, street, plaza, open public space, etc.) which might address an issue or to enhance what may be existing.
Students will explore and address the aspect of retail, scalability, materiality, technology, accessibility, and sustainability.
Your project should be (1) 24-inch x 36-inch horizontal presentation board submitted in PDF format.
This annual international competition is open exclusively to undergraduate and graduate college students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, branding, and similar programs. Students may not work in teams. Projects should be completed individually.
Prizes include grants to students and the winners may even see their designs brought to life. The top 5 concepts will be awarded $1,000 each.
There is no entry fee to participate!