Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. donated $10,000 to George Brown College to fund scholarships for students in the Architectural Technology program who demonstrate strong skills in building information modeling (BIM).
The $2,000 Turner Fleischer Architects Award in BIM for Architectural Technology will be presented to one student every year for the next five years.
"Turner Fleischer has hired a record number of 29 graduates over the past few years from the School of Architectural Studies as they tend to be very focused, very driven and very accountable," says Turner Fleischer Architects Principal Ellen Bensky. "George Brown has integrated leading edge tools like Revit and BIM into their culture and programs, making the graduates even more valuable to us."
The donation was celebrated at a cheque presentation on Monday, April 3, 2017 at George Brown’s Casa Loma Campus. In attendance at the event were Turner Fleischer Architects Partners, Peter Turner, Russell Fleischer, Ellen Bensky, John Chow, and Jeremy Pope as well as Senior Associates, Steve Nonis and Gino Divizio. Also in attendance was President of the George Brown College Foundation, Cindy Gouveia, Senior Development Officer at the George Brown College Foundation, Krisztina Arany, Manager of Student Awards and 50th Anniversary Fundraising committee member, Candice O’Donnell, Dean of the Centre for Construction, Engineering & Technology, Adel Esayed, Chair of Engineering Technologies and Architectural Studies, Hossein Ahari, and Professor and Coordinator within the School of Architectural Studies at George Brown College, Pietro Ferrari.
"Turner Fleischer Architects has been a key partner with the School of Architectural Studies and has consistently shown their commitment and great support for our past, current and future students and graduates," says Ferrari.
"On behalf of the George Brown College community, we would like to thank Turner Fleischer Architects for their recent donation and for contributing to the George Brown reputation as a valued institution for student learning and achievement," says Gouveia.
For more information about this gift, please contact Krisztina Arany, Senior Development Officer at the George Brown College Foundation, at (416) 415-5000 ext. 4356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: (From left to right) Jeremy Pope, Cindy Gouveia, Peter Turner, John Chow, Ellen Bensky, Hossein Ahari, Pietro Ferrari, Russell Fleischer, Adel Esayed, and Steve Nonis.