Different from last year’s event, we will be combining both Connections Café Tradeshow and the Ignite Student Competition Kickoff into one evening.
Students will mix and mingle with the industries finest suppliers, manufacturers, designers, architects, spec writers and contractors during the Connections Café Tradeshow.
This will be a multi-function event with the Ignite Student Competition workshop running the weekend of March 2-3 and will allow for extensive exposure for sponsors who choose to participate at various sponsorship levels.
This event promises to be a huge success so don’t delay and get your spot reserved today as limited premium spots are available!
The event is a fast-paced affair commencing this year with a tradeshow and Kickoff Night on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, followed by 2 intense weekend days with peers and mentors ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, March 3. The CSC assigned teams, meeting for the first time at the Kick-off event, are a mix of Architectural Technologists, Project Managers and Interior Designers from both schools.
CSC is planning for a mid March Awards’ Night gala. A variety of prizes are awarded based on input from industry mentors and judges.
The event is structured to bring together students with differing educational experience to work in a project team and to provide access to mentors and the client for advice and guidance on how the students can accomplish constructible, clearly communicated, effective design solutions under strict time constraints.
With CSC Calgary Chapter mentors acting as “the bridge” between both schools and students, the competition is scheduled to take place “live” over a weekend in early March 2019. Part of the competition rules dictate that each design team must take one part of their design concept and write a specification section along with evidence of “logged” help of industry mentors such as specification writers, architects, interior designers, or manufacturer representatives who will be available for consultation on each of the two days of the competition.
Mount Royal University Interior Design professors, SAIT School of Architectural Technology academic chair and SAIT Construction Project Management academic chair are in full support of the CSC Ignite- Student Design Competition. They are fully engaged, ready to help and fully participate with CSC Calgary in the third edition of this 3-day event.