Published on May 02, 2018
NAIT students get real-world experience developing designs to convert an office building into multi-family housing
EDMONTON – Teams of NAIT students are getting real-world experience by developing designs to convert an office building owned and operated by ProCura Real Estate Services near main campus into multi-family housing.
The unique, 18-month partnership with the local real estate developer has involved about 50 students from the Alternative Energy Technology, Architectural Technology, Interior Design Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology and Business Administration – Marketing programs.
Students will present their projects to redesign the Kingsway Professional Centre to a team of judges from ProCura and NAIT. ProCura has donated $40,000 to provide scholarships for the winning team members including a $500 honorarium to each student for participating in the interdisciplinary extra-curricular design project. ProCura staff have also provided many hours of mentorship to students. The company plans to incorporate some of the students’ ideas into its future re-purposing projects.
Media are invited to view some of the projects and speak to students, instructors and ProCura representatives.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
NAIT Main Campus
Dow Theatre, Room 191, Centre for Applied Technology
11763 106th St. (southeast corner of 118th Ave. and 106th St.)
Students and staff from Architectural Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Interior Design Technology, Landscape Architecture Technology and Business Administration – Marketing
George Schluessel – President and CEO, ProCura