[4th] yr design students win Sephora competition
January 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The [4th] year IARc design studio in fall 2011, directed by Associate Professor Tina Sarawgi, participated in Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) 2011 Annual Student Design Competition, sponsored by Sephora. The competition’s design challenge was to design a 1,000 sq.ft. pop-up retail environment for Sephora conceived as a more temporary and concentrated brand experience. The location for the pop-up concept was open for consideration, and could be intended for an unoccupied retail venue, a public space, a freestanding pavilion, or be a seasonal retail concept. Sephora’s distinctive branding elements were to be infused into the pop-up design.
Two student entries won awards: Tracey Wright won the $1500 third place and Hope Talley won a $500 honorable mention out of 427 entries received by PAVE and the Department of Interior Architecture received $1000. Tracey and Hope were recognized at the 15th Annual Gala in New York in December.
To read more about the retail design competition, visit
And to view Tracey and hope’s projects, visit
IAR would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their involvement in the studio!
Paula Carr, Mark Carter, Donna Childs and Diana Stanisic (tvsdesign, Atlanta)
Will Harrison, Rich Glenny, Nicole Dreyfuss and Todd Rowland (Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Durham and Charlotte)
Alison Steele (A+S Design Inc., Durham)
Rebekah Hill (Sephora, Durham)
Scott Richardson (Light Defines Form, Inc., Greensboro)
Michael Clapp (PNP Design Group, Greensboro)
Jennifer Yurchisin (Department of Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies, UNCG
Contributed by Tina Sarawgi