Above: Theo West-Parks at OCAD U for the Student Awards Celebration, June 29, 2011.

Our commitment to art and design education has always been an integral part of our business philosophy. The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD U), in the midst of developing new academic programs and expanding their research facilities, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this upcoming year. In support of Theo’s alma mater and with the scholarship funding received  from the Shaw Contract Group’s “2010 Design Is…” award, we are pleased to announce that the 2011 Westparks + Associates Scholarship has been awarded to OCAD U’s Itay Iehoshua. Entering his  4th and final year in Environmental Design, Itay has  been involved in promoting  design education since his second year as program director of “Designer Combiner” at archiTEXT, which connects design students seeking real-world experience with not-for-profit organizations and charities looking for design solutions (click here for more information on Itay Iehoshua and archiTEXT).

We are delighted that this Scholarship has given him, to quote: “a feeling of great accomplishment which will last a lifetime”, and we at Westparks+Associates wish him the best of luck in all his future design endeavours.