The Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (Hollywood, Fla.) 2011-12 PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge, sponsored by B+N Industries (Burlingame, Calif.) tasked students with designing a functional makeover station and a 3-D rendering of the design for judging. B+N Industries worked with the students with the top 12 designs to produce prototypes of their designs.
The third annual competition received a record-breaking 190 entries from 10 countries. Winners were announced during the A.R.E. Design Awards program last week at GlobalShop.
The winners are:
- First Place, $5000-Aurielle Jones, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
- Second Place, $2500-Elyse Falato, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
- Third Place, $1500-Michael C. Lewandowski, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Honorable Mention, $500-Maggie Benson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
- Honorable Mention, $500-Alexia Butts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
- Honorable Mention, $500-Kelvin Harly and Ayako Otani, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
- Honorable Mention, $500-Anastasia Ivanova, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Kouvola, Finland
- Honorable Mention, $500-Sangin Kwon, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, and Minwook Gwon, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea
- Honorable Mention, $500-Nikola Matovicova, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
- Honorable Mention, $500-Alan Oakes, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
- Honorable Mention, $500-Stewart Macintosh Wegman, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
- Honorable Mention, $500-Justin T. Willard, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
The finalists created design solutions that pushed the creative envelope, says Brad Somberg, president of B+N Industries. "The students showed such diversity in their interpretations that B+N Industries, as a design-driven company, had to take a step back and just enjoy,” he says. “The students challenged our capabilities, given the diversity of materials and manufacturing processes needed to execute the designs, but now looking at the finished prototypes, I can say, they nailed it and we executed it.”