Fanshawe College students swept the TD Renew the Environment urban design competition with their creative ideas, winning the top three prizes and honourable mentions.
Team HexGon, comprised of Jasmin Brinovcar, Kyle David, Scott Gardner, Brett Hall, Patrice Mitchell, Alex Ninos Schenk, Althea Reid and Peng Yuan, won first place, $2,500 total and People's Choice Award for their vision of the Western Fair District. Their designs included a hotel development, an expanded slots casino, a transit hub and an incubator for vendors in the farmers and artisans' market.
Fanshawe hosted 12 groups of students from colleges and universities across Ontario from programs such as urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and environmental design.
The other Fanshawe winners included:
- Second place ($1,000 total prize)—Team Spokes: Scott Davey, Amanda Hancock, Minghao Jyu, Elizabeth Latif, Jennifer Mackenzie, Chris Maton, Sye Pullen, Petro Ramalal, Jordan Rear and Erik Sokk.
- Third place ($500 total prize)—Team Florence Place: Ryan Chin, Aisling Laverty, Mat McHenry, Dan Murphy and Miriam Rousell.
- Honourable mentions:
- Team Oppidan: Mashir Adeyam, Mohammad Al-hatoum, Heather Bailey, Chris Cameron, Chris Hogan, Lyndsay Matheson and Adam Mikolajczak.
- Team GAL-ECO: Cody Hannaford, Liam Ricci, Hilary Sivyer and Alison Wong.
The event started with an announcement by event lead sponsor TD Bank Group of $100,000 over five years to support Fanshawe's initiative of the TD Renew the Environment Design Competition.
London Community Foundation is also a sponsor of the event for the second year running.
The TD Renew the Environment Competition promotes renewal of natural and built environments using principles of sustainability. Each year, students are invited to submit design analysis, redevelopment design ideas and visualizations, of selected neighborhoods and sites undergoing redevelopment. The goal is to challenge the students' application of sustainability principles and offer local communities leading edge visual design solutions.