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Winners of the 28th Annual PAVE Student Design Competition Announced

PAVE Global is pleased to announce the winners of the 28th Annual Student Design Competition in collaboration with City Relief, proudly sponsored by edesign group.

An excellent opportunity to gain “real-life” design experience, this annual international competition is geared toward undergraduate and graduate-level college students involved in retail planning, interior design, architecture, industrial design, visual merchandising, UX/UI design, graphic design, branding, and similar programs, with participating students representing 68 colleges, universities, and technical schools across 40 countries for the 2022 competition.

Building off of Urban Sociologist Ray Oldenberg’s concept of “The Third Place,” this year's student designers were challenged to design and enhance a mobile/pop-up, guest experience for City Relief, that connects friends and guests in need, with much-needed resources while creating an equitable sense of place for friends and neighborhoods.

"Too many people assume that those who experience homelessness deserve whatever they can get and that organizations that serve them should offer the bare minimum to make every dollar stretch as far as possible. At City Relief we are convinced that those we serve actually deserve our best and not just our leftovers. That heart is reflected in these incredible designs and we are so grateful to the entire PAVE community for offering our guests the most creative and detailed designs possible to inspire hope and offer dignity. This competition has inspired our entire team at City Relief to continue to dream about what is possible instead of what is available," said Josiah Haken, City Relief’s Chief Executive Officer.

This year the Top 3 student-designed concepts are all being awarded $3,000 each. Additionally, their schools will each receive $1,000 and the students will be in attendance at the PAVE Gala in New York City on December 8, 2022, to be recognized for their achievements.

“This design competition in partnership with City Relief speaks to the importance and relevance of how design can support compassion. With the quality of innovative submissions from around the world, we hope to continue our approach to providing opportunities for design innovation to elevate and uplift our communities. We look forward to providing support for all design students while seeking innovative ideas for future PAVE competitions,” said Mark Mappala, Associate Professor at Bellevue College and PAVE’s Vice President of Education.

Utilizing Submittable to host a blind and virtual review process, two stages of judging took place from November 10th through November 21st. Participating as judges for the 2022 competition were representatives from the City Relief team, as well as design professionals including past PAVE Rising Stars and members of the PAVE Board.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 PAVE Student Design Competition (in alphabetical order by school):

  • Hadeel Sinjab & Stephanie Martinez - Interior Design - Fanshawe College - London, Ontario

  • Willow Cook & Sofia Alves - Interior Design - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Claire Van Horn & Emily Miklowski - Interior Design - University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio

Thank you to the PAVE 2022 Student Design Competition Judges (in alphabetical order):

  • Anna Leach, Amazon

  • Chuck Palmer, Cardinal Health

  • Cynthia Ortiz, MBH Architects

  • Harry Cunningham, goodMRKT

  • Jessie Sanders, ArcVision, Inc.

  • Josiah Haken, City Relief

  • Kate Lee, CallisonRTKL

  • Kate Richards, City Relief

  • Lauren Lee, City Relief

  • Leeanne Boland, Reztark

  • Thomas Leñador, City Relief

Take a closer look at the winning projects from the 2022 PAVE Student Design Competition in collaboration with City Relief here.


About PAVE Global

Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship.

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