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2020 Bergmeyer x PAVE Scholarship Recipient Announced

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Hollywood, Fla. (March 2, 2021) The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has awarded Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva from the Fashion Institute of Technology as the 2020 Bergmeyer Scholarship recipient. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Interior Design, Architecture and Graphic Design through a $1,500 award and an opportunity to take part in an immersive virtual learning experience with some of the industry's top designers at Bergmeyer.

From the Portfolio of Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva

“In collaboration with PAVE, Bergmeyer would like to congratulate Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) as the recipient of the 2020 Bergmeyer Scholarship. We extend our appreciation to all of the talented design students from colleges and universities across the United States who submitted applications to the sixth annual Bergmeyer Scholarship with PAVE. Bergmeyer would like to recognize Ielyzaveta in particular for thoughtfully integrating interior design, interactive technology, and branding cohesively together in her design projects to create memorable and meaningful user experiences,” said Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President at Bergmeyer.

From the Portfolio of Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its eleventh year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, and industrial design industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded students with over $210,000 in financial grants and scholarships over the past three years.

From the Portfolio of Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva

About PAVE,

Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.

About Bergmeyer,

Creative. Connected. Curious. Bergmeyer is a Design Collaborative; inspired through partnership, thoughtfully creative, inherently curious, and driven to fulfill their clients’ needs. They design for their clients’ clients, the people whose lives and experiences are enhanced by their work, by focusing on understanding the end user while delivering on each clients’ vision and return on investment.

Services include Architecture, Interior Design, Branding, Graphic Design, Strategy. Visual Merchandising, Program Management, Sustainability Consulting, Placemaking, and Event Design + Activation. Markets include Retail, Restaurant, Workplace, Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Academic, Cultural, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Pop-Up + Temporary Experiences.

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