The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has announced a collaboration with Bank of America for the 25th Annual Student Design Competition. The 2019 design competition is open to college students in retail planning, design, interior design, visual merchandising, store design, and branding programs.
This year’s PAVE Student Design Competition, which combines financial center design and visual merchandising into a single challenge, is sponsored by Bank of America. In April 2019, the Charlotte-based consumer bank announced a plan to modernize more than half of its branch network over the next three years in response to changing client needs.
“Banking is undergoing a transition from transactions to relationships. Digital advancements have removed what were previously pain points and created an opportunity to rethink the banking experience in the physical space. We are focused on creating an inviting and client-centric experience,” said Rebekah Sigfrids, Bank of America’s senior vice president of financial center design and innovation. “We look forward to fresh new ideas from PAVE student submissions.”
Information on the PAVE 2019 Student Design Competition, including competition brief, entry forms, disclaimer, and faq’s, are now available at paveglobal.org. Submission deadline is November 7, 2019.
Winners and their schools will receive cash grants and be recognized at the 2019 PAVE Gala this December in New York City.