A great day and night was had at Seasons Restaurant downtown Oakville last night. 3 talented high school students of Oakville were awarded for their talent and efforts in their participation of JWA’s Student Design Competition 2014. John Willmott and two guest judges, Gerald Grieve (Landscape Architect) and Brittany Goettler (Oakville Jazz Festival coordinator) had the difficult task of judging 17 students from all across Oakville yesterday on their submissions and presentations. After a long deliberation, the judges were able to award Katherine Barrett from White Oaks with first place, Laura Matos from Iroquois Ridge with second place, and Stuart Thomson from White Oaks with Third. The parents and students that attended the reception, consisting of a display of all the participants’ work, waited patiently as the decisions were made but it was a hard decision indeed.
Students this year were given the task of designing a reusable and collapsible main stage and main stage area for the Oakville Jazz Festival. As we had suspected the students came up with a variety of designs and interesting ideas. From the intricate design of Jack Xu consisting of an umbrella type structure to the simplified sleek curve stage of Stuart Thomson, no project was left out of consideration for being an award winner.
This was JWA’s fourth year in doing the competition, but it was their first year having it outside our office. Thank you to Seasons restaurant for providing us with the beautiful venue and we greatly appreciate all the sponsors, parents, teachers, and friends that took the time to come out to our awards night to support all the final participants.
Planning for next year’s competition has already begun and the ideas are flowing. Be prepared for a change of pace and an interesting twist as we enter the
5th year of the JWA Student Design Competition.
The SDC 2014 Winners and Honourable Mentions
John Willmott awarding Katherine Barrett with the grand prize
Erica Neofotistos model and design
Alisa Torano with her model and Project. Alisa received an honourable mention
Awards ceremony @ Seasons Restaurant, Oakville
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