We’re in this together!

PAVE is dedicated to keeping our community of students, educators and industry professionals connected, updated and informed as we navigate these unprecedented times together. We will continue to update this guide with valuable industry information and resources as they become available. 

From all of us at PAVE- We hope that you stay safe, stay informed and stay connected!

If you have any questions, concerns, resources to share or would like to get involved, please contact us at info@paveglobal.org.



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General Information

• PAVE Resources
     • PAVE's Coffee Chats
• Educator Resources

• Financial Resources

• Resources from Industry Partners & Friends

• Tools & Special Offers
     • Software & Apps
     • Internet Services


General Information

The health and well-being of the PAVE community is important to us, we ask that you stay current on the information provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the WHO (World Health Organization). 


 Educator Resources

Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences - Rapid Transition to Online Learning
A free emergency roadmap for making a rapid transition to remote learning during forced school closures.

Google for Education & Google Classrooms
Free tools to enhance the online learning experience including virtual interactive classrooms, training videos, tips from fellow educators and optional online teaching certifications.

Adobe’s Distance Learning Resources & Education Exchange
Free tools & courses to help educators creatively engage students remotely through online learning.

Financial Resources

TheBestSchools.org Scholarship Application Deadline - July 31, 2020

For Canadian Students - Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), recently proposed by Prime Minister Trudeau, would provide support to students and new graduates who may not be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, Employment Insurance or unable to work due to COVID-19. This benefit would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students. This benefit would be available from May to August 2020. More details will be made available soon. Learn more here.

PAVE Resources

Since 1992 it has been our mission to connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful and mentoring format. This vital connection encourages industry dialogue and the enrichment of curricula. 

Working in partnership with our education and industry partners, we are developing programs to supplement current course content and help bring today’s virtual classrooms the same wonder, engagement and excitement felt by students in traditional classes and studios.

PAVE Coffee Chats

This casual and fun weekly web series bridges the gap between the classroom and wonderful world of retail design!

If These Walls Could Talk
Release Date: Thurs., June 4th, 3pm-4pm EST

This week's Chat takes a deeper look into what it takes to produce extraordinary surfacing materials!

Join Jennifer Block, VP of Business Development and Joyce Romanoff, CEO of Maya Romanoff as they explore the various natural materials of their products and discuss how their family business values align with sustainability. You will also enjoy a behind the scenes demonstration of their products being hand-painted and transformed into gorgeous wall-coverings in their Chicago Studio!


Resources from Industry Partners & Friends

IIDA’s D(esign) Matters Resource Guide for Students, featuring IIDA’s Collective Design webinar series covering topics such as “Responding to Change” and “Healthcare Designers at the Forefront” and more.

VMSD’s Special Coverage of COVID-19 and the Effect on Retail

NRF has put together a comprehensive job board of retail jobs opportunities and is now offering the NRF Foundation's RISE Up training and certification materials for free.

Retail Dive’s COVID-19 Retail Response Tracker, a comprehensive tool for tracking North American retailers' response and employee impact during the global pandemic.

Tools & Special Offers

Software & Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
- If your educational institution offers Adobe Creative Cloud through on-campus computer labs, online access can be requested here by the school’s IT administrator to allow students and educators at-home access through May 31st.
- Free 7-day trial and 60% discount on Creative Cloud for Education, are available here.

AutoDesk (Revit, Maya & AutoCAD)
- Supports distance learning with tools for students and educators including FREE software downloads of their entire suite of programs including Revit, Maya and AutoCAD.

SketchUp Studio
Free personal use of SketchUp Studio Web.
- Discounts available for “Shop” and “Pro” plans. 

SU Podium
Free 30-Day trial of the latest version of SU Podium.
- Temporary at-home student access for educational institutions with active classroom liscenses can requested by the school's IT administrator or an educator.

V-Ray by ChaosGroup
- Offering temporary at-home licenses for educational institutions with active lab subscriptions. Licenses can be requested by the school's IT administrator or a V-Ray educator here.

- Offering students and educators a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software, which includes all the capabilities of Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight.
- All core and intermediate concept courses as well as various virtual seminars are also available for free until June 30th. More information can be found here.

Blender, the 3D creation suite
Free to download.

Twin Motion, the real-time immersive 3D architectural visualization tool
Free to download for students and educators.

Internet Services

Free Internet for students and low-income families.

- Free internet for 60 days for students, who do not currently have their service.