HOLLYWOOD, FL — The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has selected the top 12 projects for the 2011-2012 PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge, sponsored by B+N Industries. The contest drew 190 entries from 10 countries.

The winners will be announced during the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) Design Awards program Wed., Feb. 29, 2012. PAVE is a non-profit educational organization administered by A.R.E.

The PAVE the Way challenge was to design a functional makeover station and include a 3D rendering of the design for judging. Students of the top 12 designs will work with B+N to produce prototypes for display at GlobalShop 2012, booth #4013.

The following students will have their projects on display and judged at GlobalShop:

Maggie Benson, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Alexia Butts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; Elyse Falato, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; Kelvin Harly and Ayako Otani, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA; Anastasia Ivanova, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Kouvola, Finland; Aurielle Jones, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; Sangin Kwon and Minwook Gwon, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, South Korea; Michael C. Lewandowski, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Nikola Matovicova, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Alan Oakes, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Stewart Macintosh Wegman, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; and Justin T. Willard, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

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