Wellington Office showing the ropes to the next generation
As part of our International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) activities, our Wellington office invited students from Wellington Girls College and St Mary’s College to their offices to participate in an engineering design challenge, and learn how a career in engineering can be a rewarding challenge.
The challenge culminated in a presentation to staff and parents, showing the university building they designed, and explaining the features and considerations they had to take into account.
The student challenge was to design and present a mixed-use community centre concept. The design concepts needed to consider:
- Environmental impacts
- Building user comfort
- Resource efficiency
- Community benefits
- Integration with surrounding community, infrastructure and transport.