PAVE Gensler Scholarship awarded to Miami Interior Design student

Jordan Hall recipient of the 2017 award

Jordan HallThe Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) has awarded Jordan Hall from Miami University as the 2017 Gensler Scholarship recipient. This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the Interior Design and Architecture field through a $2,500 award.

“In partnership with PAVE, Gensler would like to congratulate Jordan as the recipient of the 2017 PAVE/Gensler Scholarship. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all of the talented design students that took the time to submit their applications,” said Kathleen Jordan, Principal at Gensler.

Jordan is a junior Interior Design major at Miami. Her project submission, a design developed in the Interior Design studio taught by Ann Weigand, is entitled Urban Bike Shop + Brewery.

"For this project, I wanted to create more than just a bike shop," said Jordan. I wanted to create something that served additional purpose, and that the public could give their own meaning to," she said. "The environment is meant to be energetic, motivational, and with minimal physical products so that there is less clutter and more collaboration and interaction between the customer and the atmosphere around them. Going into a store rather than shopping online allows the customer to have a tactile experience with the branding of the company and to make memories while doing so," said Jordan.

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The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its eighth 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 and planning, and visual merchandising 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 over $175,000 in financial grants over the past seven years to students.

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.