ABOVE: VISUAL MERCHANDISING CATEGORY WINNER
Hannah Artmeier Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
LEFT: OVERALL STORE DESIGN CATEGORY WINNER
Pochu Ho Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
“The timing of the competition was great for my fall semester studio.
I devoted the first five weeks to this competition. We started out with a
field trip to the local Godiva store and met with the store manager to get his
take on Godiva’s image and best-selling products, and to allow the students
to see and taste products firsthand. The syllabus I developed had very
specific tasks to be completed each class session to enable them to make
the deadline. The students were really excited about the potential to win a
competition and I think meeting with the store manager got them really
engaged as he was very helpful and enthusiastic. He even attended their
design critiques, adding wonderful input from a retailer’s point of view.”
— Tracey Priest Seibert,
Miami University and HARKNESS DESIGN GROUP
Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual
Education Partnership’s (PAVE) objective is to
support students studying in the field of retail
design and planning and visual merchandising
through its annual Student Design Competition.
PAVE also seeks to encourage retail management,
store planners, visual merchandisers, architects
and manufacturers to interact with and support
design students. This is accomplished through
projects, seminars, workshops, and the annual
fundraising Gala with proceeds dedicated to
educational programs and projects benefiting
students. PAVE is a 501(c)( 3) educational
foundation administered by the Association for
Retail Environments (A.R.E.).
Congratulations to the following PAVE 2010 Student Design Competition Winners:
OVERALL STORE DESIGN CATEGORY WINNERS
VISUAL MERCHANDISING CATEGORY
$5,000 | 1st Place Hannah Artmeier Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
$2,500 | 2nd Place Mona Lisa Tan Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
$1,500 | 3rd Place Kristen Seyferth Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
$500 | Honorable Mention Mariela Cartaya Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
$500 | Honorable Mention Guanqun Wang University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla.
Schools with students placing in the top three of each category
received $1,000 for each placing student:
$2,000 Miami University Architecture and Interior Design
$2,000 Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design
$1,000 Fashion Institute of Technology Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design
$1,000 University of Cincinnati
David Ashen president, d-ash design,
Long Island City
Gabriel Centrella senior manager, corporate
store planning, Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Lauri Kien Kotcher senior vice president –
brand management and chief executive
marketing officer, Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Linda Lombardi vice president, global
store design and visual merchandising,
Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Lou Mahr president/partner, Design
James Mansour founder, Mansour Design
Marco Oppici vice president, store design
and planning, Saks Fifth Avenue
Rhonda Schladerbach vice president, retail
North America, Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Michael Weeks vice president of real estate
and construction, Godiva Chocolatier Inc.
Maria Williams vice president, global design –
packaging and product, Godiva Chocolatier Inc.