MOTIVATE@NAIT - Building Smart For the Future

Sponsored by Cisco Systems Canada, NAIT holds an annual speaker series and architectural design competition to explore the latest ideas, trends, concepts and designs in smart building. Join us to learn more at the virtual event MOTIVATE@NAIT - Building Smart for the Future.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12 to 1 p.m. via Cisco WebEx

Watch the 2022 Event Recording
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Event speakers

William MacGowan, P.Eng., CEM

Director, Digital Buildings, Cisco Canada

Cisco Smart Buildings + Hybrid Work Overview



Mikel Doucet

Chief Digital Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Lemay Connex

Digitization of Real Estate

Watch the 2022 Cisco Speaker Series Virtual Event Recording

Architectural design competition

Cross-functional student teams from Architectural Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Interior Design Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology and information technology programs, collaborate to develop smart building designs, ideas and concepts. Student teams compete for several individual and team awards thanks to the generosity of Cisco Systems Canada. The first-place team for overall best design will share their award-winning concept at the MOTIVATE@NAIT – Building Smart for the Future event. 

Team 1: Affinity Collective

A merging of technology, sustainability, and natural materials, comes together to create a welcoming, inclusive haven, aided through the use of a people-centric web app.

Affinity Collective team photo

Team 2: Techtonic Works

This dynamic design features a modern aesthetic, coupled with intelligent and innovative tech and energy solutions to reflect the changing needs of buildings today.

Techtonic Works group photo

Affinity Collective's Video Presentation: CoNexus Centre

Techtonic Works' Video Presentation: Community Hub