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Building Design students shine at BDAV Awards

05 Aug 2015

Two students from Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design course recently had success at the 2015 Building Designer’s Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards evening held Saturday 25 July 2015.

Elizabeth Wheeler won one of three 2015 BDAV Student Grants, which provides $2000 to assist further study.

Another Melbourne Polytechnic Building Design student, Melinda Sanz, won the category 'Drafting excellence by a student' for a Working Drawings project.  This award is one of four major student awards offered each year. 

According the BDAV, 'Melinda's work shone through for consistent quality over the various pages she submitted. This was a very comprehensive and time-consuming project which, in real world situations, would often have a team working on it, so the results are to be even more admired in this regard. The Judges were looking for accuracy and clarity. What pushed Melinda’s entry over the line were the internal elevations which set up the detail of the inner spaces. In all, her work shows a great level of detail, skill, and the ability to be worked through to built form in the way it was designed.'

Congratulations to both students on their success in these prestigious industry awards.


Main photo: Winners of the student grants, Christine Abela, Vanessa Pigot, and Elizabeth Wheeler (Melbourne Polytechnic) with BDAV Vice-President Lindsay Douglas. Photographer: Dean Gordon and Associates.

Second photo: Melinda Sanz with her award for 'Drafting excellence by a student' for a Working Drawings project. Photographer: Dean Gordon and Associates.

Read about Melinda Sanz in the Northern Star Weekly.


Media enquiries should be directed to Anita Coia, Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, on Ph: 9269 1251 or email ua.ud1556192938e.cin1556192938hcety1556192938lopen1556192938ruobl1556192938em@sn1556192938oitac1556192938inumm1556192938oC1556192938

Melbourne Polytechnic operates across six campuses and seven specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east and Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.

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