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2021 Canadian Off-site Construction Student Design Competition

The first annual Canadian Off-site Construction Student Design Competition was presented by UNB’s Off-site Construction Research Centre in partnership with OSCO Construction Group, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Modular Building Institute, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Ellis Don and Bird Construction. Interdisciplinary teams of students from across the country were asked to submit proposals for buildings that demonstrated innovative ways of utilizing off-site construction methods.

Competition results

First Prize: The Impetus (Nelson, British Columbia)
Jesse Martyn (University of British Columbia) | Watch the video

Second Prize: Peace Garden Village (Edmonton, Alberta)
Wes Schofield (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Ju Huang (Carleton University), Elizabeth Maciborsky (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Riley Tenove (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) | Watch the video

Third Prize: Iqaluit Community, Housing (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
Yakine Zerrad (Carleton University), Saman Soltani (Carleton University) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: New Outremont (Montréal, Québec)
Alexandra Gagnon-Roy (Université de Montréal), Parisa Kashaniamin (Université de Montréal)

Honourable Mention: Decastelneau Street Affordable Housing (Montréal, Québec)
Meili Pradel-Tessier (Université de Montréal), Benjamin Gutzeit (Université de Montréal)

Honourable Mention: Bank Street Corridor (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ruba Salah (Algonquin College), Vahid Mesgarzadeh (Algonquin College)

Honourable Mention: Separately Together (Toronto, Ontario)
Helia Mahdavian (University of Toronto), Jennifer Nguyen (University of Toronto), Abida Rahman (University of Toronto), Megan So (University of Toronto)

Honourable Mention: Hyperloop Station (Toronto, Ontario)
John Shen (University of Toronto), Richard Schutte (University of Toronto), Xingcheng Huang (University of Toronto), Jose Ricardo Maldonado Moscoso (University of Toronto) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: Catalogue (Edmonton, Alberta)
Jenny Chen (University of Waterloo), Lydia Xia (University of Waterloo), David Li, (University of Alberta) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: West Don Lands Transitional Housing (Toronto, Ontario)
Novaya Politra (Carleton University), Pauline Gahunia (Carleton University), Lyric Barnik (University of Waterloo)


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