NAIT students develop innovative bank design ideas

Published on February 02, 2017

Second-year student is the winner of the Architectural Technology design contest

Second-year Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) student Daviuskha Cavanaugh is the winner of the seventh annual Architectural Technology design contest, sponsored by ATB Financial and Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

NAIT Architectural Technology students were asked to design an innovative and functional bank branch that incorporated concepts of environmental sustainability. During a reception Tuesday at the polytechnic, the finalists and semi-finalists were awarded cash prizes.

Cavanaugh received $2,000 for her design, while second place winner Robert Esteban received $1,500 and third-place winner Meggan Bouvet received $1,000. Cavanaugh also received the $1,000 Kasian Award for Design Innovation. The other finalists (who each received $500) were Charlie Banas, Gregory Carrier, Danielle Grange, Madison Jordan, Sydney Kraus, Danielle Peters and Sophia Spiller.


  • The fictional branch design was done for an ATB Financial located in Old Strathcona.
  • The submissions went through two rounds of judging.
  • Design entries were judged based on concept, aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and corporate identity.


Architectural Technology program 
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. 
ATB Financial

About NAIT 

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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