Belleville, Ontario, May 13, 2013 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that third-year Architectural Technology student Rosalind Chow has won the Ontario Association for Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS) Student Award in the Individual category from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). Rosalind was presented with the award at the OAA Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony in Toronto on May 10. This was the first presentation of the award, established in recognition of student excellence in architecture at the provincial post-secondary level.
“It was a huge surprise when I found out I had won,” said Ms. Chow who is working as Design Manager at a kitchen company in Stirling, Ontario. “It’s great to have my three years of hard work pay off – a true recognition of the time and effort that went into the final project.”
Students from Ontario College Architectural programs submitted their final year’s work for judging by the OAAAS provincial jury, and a winner was selected from each college. Of those projects selected, the jury then determined a final winner. Rosalind’s award-winning third-year CORE Project was a multi-functional recreational complex with a swimming pool and gymnasium. She and her peers in the Loyalist Architectural Technology program chose from a series of actual sites within the Belleville area and developed a functional analysis, including the building, landscape, interior, and structural design of the complex. Rosalind’s design reflects her personality, conveying an open plan that allows sound to travel throughout the building, with a lot of light movement.
“Our program does an excellent job of introducing students to the design criteria for building projects, as well as the real-world challenges of the Ontario Building Code, local by-laws, sustainability, and all the technology that goes into the construction and operation of a building,” said Program Coordinator and Professor Chuck Barsony. “Rosalind’s project is an excellent example of what makes the Loyalist Architecture program unique among others within the province.”
Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 97 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.
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