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CADD students shine at annual design competition

April 8, 2016
From attractive curb appeal to innovative floor plans, first year computer aided drafting and design students had many elements to consider when tasked with designing livable homes for their program’s annual design competition.

Working within the criteria established by Habitat for Humanity, the competition’s partner, students were required to design a home featuring three bedrooms, one entry, and basic amenities to a maximum of 1050 sq. ft.

“From there, it’s our own creativity,” said John Guest whose design won him and his partner, Jonathan Hittel, second place in the competition.

Designs were judged by members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Medicine Hat who also mentored students through the design process. Student projects were showcased at an open house held on campus last Thursday and the top three teams were announced. First and second place projects will be recognized at the Home Builders’ Awards in January 2017.

“The builders said students really took their designs up a notch this year,” said Peter Kelly, CADD instructor.

First place went to Kreggan Scharnatta and Jordan Gruetzner for their ambitious two-story design. A narrow lot challenged the duo to build up and their innovative floor plan captured the attention of the judging panel.

Third place was awarded to Chris Tully and Alex Fedosa.