The PAVE Student Design Competition is in collaboration with SketchUp, a 3D modeling computer program used for a wide range of drawing applications. There were 30 countries represented in this year’s contest.
Hackney, a Lockwood native and interior design major, earned first-place which included a $3,000 prize.
“I designed a pop-up experience for the software SketchUp that showcased four industries that utilize this powerful drawing application,” Hackney said. “The purpose of this project was to inspire students and professionals and help them understand the tools and features that SketchUp has to offer.”
About the contest
The contest is open to undergraduates involved in retail planning, visual merchandising and branding programs.
The challenge allows students to obtain real-life retail design experience.
For the first time, judging took place virtually.
Knowing the caliber of competition, Hackney was shocked by her win, but extremely happy to see her experience with the SketchUp tools and hard work had paid off.
“It’s an honor to have won this competition and to have the chance to represent MSU’s interior design program,” said Hackney. “I’ve learned a lot while in the interior design program at MSU. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. The faculty are extremely supportive which makes a big difference as a student.”