Architecture Students win Second Prize in Evolve Sustainable Design Competition


Fourth Year Architecture Students Daniel Chapotchkine and Gandhi Habash, along with two students from the University of Ottawa, have won second prize in the Evolve Sustainable Design Competition.

The second annual Evolve sustainable design competition gave post-secondary students in architecture, engineering and related programs across Canada the opportunity to work together in teams to design a sustainable sports institute. The teams worked to create competition panels, a data report that verified efficiencies of the systems that were integrated in the design, as well as a video summarizing the project.

The judging panel for this year’s competition was assembled specifically to address many perspectives that inform sustainable design. The panel comprised:

Douglas Birkenshaw, Principal – B+H
Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic – Toronto Star
Debbie Low, CEO – Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario
Brian Price, RBC Olympian and member of Canada’s gold medal-winning Men’s 8 rowing team
Mason White, U of T Assistant Professor and Curator with Lateral Office of Canada’s entry in the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture
Doug Webber, Director – Halsall Sustainable Engineering

The first place winning team was awarded $5,000, the first runner-up $3,500 and the second runner-up $1,500. In addition, a matching donation was made to the winning teams’ schools, thanks to the generous support of competition sponsor RBC.

More information on this competition and the submission can be found here.


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