Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sask Polytech Architectural Technologies Student Competition Designs Receive Awards

Eight students were recognized at the Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) national conference.

June 27, 2019 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Architectural Technology students received awards for their construction related designs at the Construction Specifications Canada national gathering in Regina.

Sask Polytech students are encouraged and supported by faculty to compete in provincial and national competitions or to partner with business, industry and the community on projects that provide real world solutions to today's challenges.

“Congratulations to our Architectural Technology students for receiving recognition at a national level,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “The competition allows our students to demonstrate the applied skills they learn at Sask Polytech, and to present high-quality design projects to industry peers.”  

The Regina chapter of Construction Specifications Canada hosted a design competition in the spring. Teams of two competed in the all-day event, where they prepared documentation for a proposed renovation, including design renderings, construction drawings and specifications information.

“This simulated the real-world process of preparing for a renovation project, in a time-restricted, small-scale format,” says Angela Deans, program head, Architectural Technologies. “The students pushed themselves to complete detailed design work and documentation on a very tight timeline, skills they will need in the real world.”

Architectural Technologies student winners:

First ($415): Danika Ferner and Kelsey Erdman
Project - Wakamow Valley Interpretive Centre Addition
Second ($315): Jillayne Keck and Angela Bernard
Project - Wakamow Valley Interpretive Center Observation Deck Addition
Third ($215): Brandon Ambrose and Kyle Morgan
Project - Wakamow Kiosk
Honourable Mention: Sushil Khanal and Chase Honan
Project - Wakamow Hub

The students received their awards at a special presentation at the CSC national conference that was held in Regina in May. “The student’s competition project boards were on display throughout the week,” said Amber Burt, CSC Regina student design committee chair. “Delegate feedback was very positive as all were impressed with the quality of work that was produced. We look forward to hosting next year’s design event!”

CSC Regina chapter has a long-standing relationship with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Architectural Technologies program. CSC provides a yearly scholarship to the Architectural Technologies students. The partnership also fosters several networking events each year including an industry dinner that incorporates a mentoring session. As well a table top trade show event hosted by the Regina chapter at the Connections Café in Regina. Both events allow students to engage with industry representatives.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.