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Building re-design contest pays off for NAIT students

Building re-design contest pays off for NAIT students

Published on May 10, 2018

More than 40 students receive $40,000 in scholarship from ProCura Real Estate Services

EDMONTON – Students in five NAIT programs have won a total of more than $40,000 in scholarships as part of a competition to re-design an office building near main campus.

ProCura Real Estate Services sponsored the competition, which saw teams of students from Architectural Technology, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Alternative Energy and Marketing develop and present designs to turn the Kingsway Professional Centre into a multi-family housing and retail development.

The students worked on the extra-curricular project over 18 months, presenting their final designs to a panel of judges from ProCura and NAIT last week. Each of the participating students receives a $500 honorarium. Each student on the winning interdisciplinary team, as well as the top student from each program, receives a $2,000 scholarship. Students in NAIT’s Promotional Campaign Planning course were eligible to compete for a $1,000 scholarship.

Award winners are: Vincent Tam, Ryan Kim, Brittany Jordon, Francia Lau Keng Lun, Katelynn McKenna, Alleissa Cayanan, Christian Brown, Hazel Sarmiento, Daniel Wong, Kiriana Musselman, Lani van der Goot, Dao Vo and Kamyar Pooyeh. Enrico Celiz won the Best Promotional Campaign scholarship.

QUOTES

David Zdebiak, associate dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology, NAIT
“This has been a great opportunity for our students to get real-world experience and coaching from industry experts. It’s a wonderful example of NAIT’s polytechnic, hands-on education at work, and a valuable partnership with industry.”

George Schluessel, CEO and president of ProCura Real Estate Services
“It has been a pleasure to work alongside several teams of NAIT students over the past several months. ProCura’s team has benefited from being exposed to many fresh ideas from the next generation of professionals. Our team will certainly take the concepts and innovations presented by the students into consideration for ProCura’s future projects.”

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 nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 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.