Fanshawe College is hosting an inaugural college and university design competition tomorrow, right on campus.
12 groups of students from all across Ontario will present their innovative ideas for a redesign for the old Victoria Hospital Lands. Professor of GIS and Urban Planning at Fanshawe, William Pol says faculty chose 12 final groups out of 24 to present their projects. Pol says “students were asked to develop an urban project which could include individual buildings, entire blocks, infill sites, riverfront parks, landmark features, railway compatibility or brownfields.”
Pol says “the events purpose is to promote quality education and quality student design work and to allow students to network for future jobs.” Pol adds that this is the direction that the profession is going, land use planners and landscape architects are using the skill sets that are showcased in this design competition.”
The 1st place winning group will receive a cash prize of $2,000, 2nd place will get $1,000 and $500 goes to 3rd place. Pol says “there will be an honourable mention award and a people’s choice award.”
The event is free for all students and costs $45 for the public. That fee allows you access for the whole event. The event is being held at the Scotiabank Lecture Theatre in T building, room 1003.
- 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration, poster display Colvin Atrium
- 8:30 a.m. Welcome Instructions – T1003 Lecture Hall
- 9:00 a.m. Student Presentation T1003 Lecture Hall
- 12:30 p.m. Lunch Colvin Atrium – Poster display
- 1:00 p.m. Student Presentations T1003 Lecture Hall
- 4:30 p.m. Adjudicators discuss their final selections
- 5:00 p.m. Student awards Colvin Atrium