NAIT students design elements of Canadian Western Bank branch in Winnipeg
NAIT student Justin Burnett is the winner of the second annual Architectural Technology Design Contest, sponsored by the Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group).
NAIT Architectural Technology students were asked to design an innovative and functional bank branch that incorporated concepts of environmental sustainability. Burnett’s design, inspired by the image of a jet taking off, won first place.
During a reception on Monday night at NAIT, CWB Group awarded cash prizes totaling $8,000 to the Top 10 design entries. Elements of the designs will be considered during the construction of CWB Group’s new bank branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The branch is scheduled to open in October 2012.
Burnett received $2,000 for his design. The second-place prize of $1,500 went to Trever Weisgerber, while third-place finisher Cayley Lux received $1,000.
Honourary mentions went to Robert Arnott, Chelsey Corea, Rochelle Dorosh, Amanda Griffin, Jennine Hamel, Eric Lee and Genevieve Simms. They also each received $500.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas including science, technology and the environment, business, health care and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world.
About Canadian Western Bank Group
Canadian Western Bank offers highly personalized service through 40 branch locations and is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. The Bank specializes in mid-market commercial lending and offers a full complement of personal banking services. The Bank, along with its operating affiliates, National Leasing Group Inc., Canadian Western Trust Company, Valiant Trust Company, Canadian Direct Insurance Incorporated, Adroit Investment Management Ltd. and Canadian Western Financial Ltd., are collectively known as Canadian Western Bank Group.
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