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  • PAVE Announces 2015 Rising Star Finalists

    Hollywood, Fla. (November 6, 2015)— The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2015 Rising Star Award. The award was created in 2007 to recognize the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated talent, vision, and implementation in...

  • PAVE Announces Winners of the 21st Annual Student Design Competition Sponsored by Kroger

    Hollywood, Fla. (November 2, 2015)-­ The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by Kroger. This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising,...

  • PAVE Announces Recipient of the 2015 CallisonRTKL Scholarship

    Hollywood, Fla. (November 2, 2015)—The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the recipient for the 2015 CallisonRTKL Scholarship - Kylie O’Keefe from the University of Cincinnati. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Retail Design and...

  • 2015 PAVE Student Design Competition Winner's to be Announced via Facebook

    The 2015 Student Design Competition sponsored by Kroger has come to an exciting close. Nearly 400 phenomenal entries from the Store Design and Visual Merchandising Categories were reviewed and judged yesterday at the Kroger Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • PAVE 'Creating Global Awareness' at Retail Design Collective

    PAVE’s global creative vision will come to New York this December, as the retail design industry’s education foundation sponsors the Decorate Your Globe display and auction.


    Atlanta, GA (September 23, 2015) GlobalShop, the nation’s largest community for retail design and shopper marketing, today announced that Karen Katz, president and CEO, Neiman Marcus Group will keynote the 2016 GlobalShop Show, being held March 23rd through 25th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center,...

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United States 

Academy of Art
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising


Seneca College

Iowa State University

University of Nebraska at Lincoln


Kymenlaakso University



ENSA Normandie

Mercyhurst University

United Kingdom

University of Dundee
University of Texas at Arlington


Our Mission

To support students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising through its annual design competitions for college students. PAVE also seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects and manufacturers to interact with and support design students.

PAVE, a 501 (c)3 educational foundation is administered by the Association for Retail Environments


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The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE)
4651 Sheridan Street #470,
Hollywood, FL 33021
Tel - 954-893-7225
Fax - 954-893-8375
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