Here’s to the 2015 PAVE Winners

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Here’s to the 2015 PAVE Winners

Duggal congratulates the 2015 Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) award winners. Retail design and visual merchandising leaders gathered for the 19th Annual PAVE Gala Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City to recognize the industry’s up-and-coming stars over dinner, networking and a lively after-party.

One of the brightest highlights of the evening was the student décor challenge, which enabled college students from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), LIM College, and Australia’s TAFE SA – future brand marketers, graphic designers and visual merchandisers – to showcase their skills for an exclusive industry audience and soak up the night’s excitement.

Duggal Visual Solutions had a fabulous time at the PAVE Awards as a patron, and as the official graphics and student décor sponsor. In addition to coordinating the production of various event graphics and displays, Duggal consultant Brittany Wirtz collaborated with Anne Kong, FIT Associate Professor of Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, to pick three unique materials that would serve as a canvas for students in the décor competition.

View a gallery of photos from the 2015 PAVE Awards below, followed by a list of the winners from each award category.

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PAVE 2015 Student Design Competition Winners Sponsored by Kroger:

Visual Merchandising Category

1st Place – $5,000 – Aliene Chidester, University of Cincinnati

2nd Place – $2,500 – Seth Huxel, University of Cincinnati

3rd Place – $1,500 – Arjun Kainth, Marymount University

Honorable Mention – $500 – Michael Preston, Santa Monica College

Store Design Category

1st Place – $5,000 – Neesha Reddivari, University of Cincinnati

2nd Place – $2,500 – Akansha Osmond, Humber College

3rd Place – $1,500 – LeaMarie Villafana, FIT

Honorable Mention – $500 – Kelly Geig, University of Cincinnati

Honorable Mention – $500 – Caitlin Porter, University of Kentucky

2015 Christine Taylor Collection PAVE Scholarship

Christy Rappold, FIT

2015 CallisonRTKL PAVE Scholarship

Kylie O’Keefe, University of Cincinnati

2015 Gensler PAVE Scholarship

Hae Jun Eum,  Art Center College of Design

2015 Target PAVE Scholarship

Linda Gjolaj, FIT and Ryan English, Otis College of Art and Design

design:retail Winning Window Awards:

Silver Award – Bloomingdale’s

Gold Award – Bergdorf Goodman

Platinum Award – Lord & Taylor

VMSD Awards:

1st Award: Valentino

2nd Award: Joseph Abboud

3rd Award:  Urban Outfitters