The Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award is in memory of Andy Kesteloo, a visionary green building advocate, who shared his commitment for a sustainable earth with humour, insight and passion.
The objective of the Award is to recognize a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, inspiration and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities.
Competition opens Fall 2018
Deadline for submissions is in April 2019
Project groups must select one group representative. A project award can only be awarded to one group member.
The application and review process is done entirely online.
To submit your nomination for consideration, please visit www.cagbc.fluidreview.com and follow the directions on the landing page. Click ’sign up’ on the right-hand side of the page to create your user account, select the initial Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award category, and follow the instructions.
If at any time you require assistance, please contact CaGBC Education.
Outside the Box
Tessa Benson, 2018
The Centre for Urban Exchange
Andrew Martins, 2017
Grow Cook Eat
Ashley Hu, 2016
Cross Industries: Bamboo Textiles
Jason Reid, 2015
For a full list of winners:
"The positive impact the Andy Kesteloo Award has had on my life is incredible. It has given me an opportunity to work on projects in which I believe and helped me gain a new confidence in my future career."
Alison Walker, Sustainability Analyst, Integral Group
2014 Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award Winner
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Tessa won for her project titled Outside the Box – a concept for an LGBTQ youth shelter and support centre that proposes a broad-spectrum approach to sustainability. Outside the Box is designed to address the gaps within traditional shelter design and programming in meeting the unique needs of LGBTQ youth, by offering gender-neutral programs including transitional housing and crisis beds, common spaces for gathering, meals and socializing, work opportunities to help youth reintegrate into society, and other amenities. Tessa’s project also incorporates elements of the WELL Building Standard, Passive House Standards, and sustainable design for its structural and mechanical systems.