21 Jul 2020
UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra students continue to make positive contributions to their school. College alumni Gordon Dang’s used his passion for creativity to create and produce a bike rack design which has become a reality.
Gordon’s bike racks were entered in the University of Canberra Design competition. Upon seeing the design College Principal, Ms Melissa Planten thought “Why don’t we get them produced? They looked fantastic, so practical and fitted in with the aesthetic of the school. Our vision is to show case lots of student work around the college and we are thrilled with Gordon’s project, it encourages both a healthy lifestyle and cycling, and innovation and creativity – it is indeed unique.”
“The brief was to design a bike rack that represented the school's pride, which gave me the idea to design a bike rack to become the acronym of the school,” Gordon said.
Mr James Watt, who was Gordon’s Design and Technology teacher, was impressed by how the bike racks complement the schools’ existing aesthetic while improving the usability of the space. He noted how lovely it was to walk past his students design each day. He was particularly thrilled for Gordon, “It’s a fantastic outcome for Gordon to have his design realised in such a permanent and visible display and as his teacher, it’s been really rewarding to see the project come to fruition.”
Mr Watt also saw the projects link to school pride on a much deeper level, “while encouraging cycling to and from our school, Gordon’s design also supports our schools’ culture of health and wellbeing which is great to see.”
Gordon was delighted to see one of his designs realised and is keen to pursue more work in graphic design.