Billes Architecture Student Design Competition


Six students from the School of Architecture have won three of the top five awards for creating new home designs in devastated areas of New Orleans. Top architecture schools in North America were invited to submit original concepts to be judged on originality, innovation and sustainability, among other criteria, in the Billes Architecture Student Design Competition. McGill teams formed by U3 students Justin Boulanger and Ann Rodgers, Jessica Dan and Hamza Alhbian, and David Dworkind and Andrew Hruby were among the winners selected from the many entrants. Seven of the ten finalists in the competition were McGill teams, and student representatives from all seven finalist teams travelled to New Orleans for the awards ceremony on April 11, 2009.