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Competition: 2016 International Student Design Competition

On behalf of the Student Design Competition Committee, and this coming year’s hosting Pacific Northwest Chapter, the Retail Design Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 International Student Store Design Competition.

We hope the chosen category, Convenience Store with Gas Station, will be of interest to educators and students alike. Convenience stores or c-stores are a hot topic in the retail design industry, as many operators are currently redesigning, rebranding and rolling out new prototypes, and generally immune to economic slowdowns.

Among the submiittal requirements, we ask for a written explanation of the concept, a design process board that visually depicts the thinking and hand-drawn line work for the key views. We will be utilizing the our Facebook page to post inspiration, to maintain a continuous dialogue, post the answers to any questions posed by students and give professional advice from our members.

The Retail Design Institute wishes everyone "good luck!" in the development of your concept submittals.

You can submit your application and read the rules here: http://www.retaildesigninstitute.org/designcompetition

Award Winners

2016 Student Design Competition
Winner: All Winners

Group Winner

Depanneur Community Store

School: Radford University                   

Address: 801 East Main StreetRadford, VA, 24142

School Official: Dr. Holly Cline

Student: Mallory K Howard                                     

Years as design/architecture student: 4 years

Student: Chelsie L Watson                                    

Years as design/architecture student: 4 years

Student: Deanna Hardy                       

Years as design/architecture student: 4 years

Professor: Mr. Nate Bicak

 Radford University

Department of Interior Design & Fashion

Professor: Ms. Diane Steele

Radford University

Department of Interior Design & Fashion


Individual Winners

First Place: Fuel Up

School: Florida State University     

1038 William Johnston Building

Dr. Lisa Waxman, Chair


Student: Emily Haynes     

3rd Year Student


Professor: Steven Webber


Second Place: Gas ‘N Greens

School: University of North Carolina at Greensboro          

School Official: Ana Marshall-Baker, Chair, Department

Student: Taylor Snider                

4th Year

Professor: Maruja Torres-Antonini, Visiting Associate Professor


Third Place: Lux

School: Florida State University          

Dr. Lisa Waxman, Chair

Student: Kristina Lara       

3rd Year Interior Design Student

Professor: Steven Webber


Honorable Mention: Simply City

School: California State University Long Beach       

Student: Kathryn Dargo                    

Years as a Design/ Architecture Student: Junior - 4th year

Professor: Heather Barker


Forms & File Downloads

20151115 Institute RFP 2016.pdf
2016 Program.pdf
Plans and Fixtures.zip

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