Ontario's Top Interior Designers Celebrated at the 2013 ARIDO Awards Gala

Published on September 25, 2013

Ontario's Top Interior Designers Celebrated at the 2013 ARIDO Awards Gala

Published on September 25, 2013

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announced the winners of its annual Awards program during a gala dinner last night at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. One of the most highly regarded honors in the industry, the ARIDO Awards recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in interior design. This year's winners include a Project of the Year, three Awards of Excellence and 15 Awards of Merit.

ARIDO member Sharon Martens of the Calgary-based firm MartensGroup licensed interior design studio ltd., received the coveted Project of the Year for the law offices of Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer, LLP. With this project, Martens demonstrated that the clichés associated with law office design could be avoided.

"ARIDO members consistently defy expectations, creating ground-breaking, world-class projects," said ARIDO president Janine Grossmann. "This law office conveys a progressive yet professional image befitting a top tier firm."

As in past years, the ARIDO Awards showcase a wide range of interior design talent: from retail to residential and from corporate to institutional, as well as major restoration projects. In addition to Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer, LLP, the Awards of Excellence include two residential projects in Toronto, and the offices of Entro, a brand communications and graphics firm.

"ARIDO congratulates all award winners," said Grossmann. "Their talent and commitment to design excellence strengthen ARIDO’s position as the guardian of the highest standards for interior design in Ontario."


2013 Award-winning Projects

Project of the Year: Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer, LLP
Interior Designer: Sharon Martens
Design Firm: MartensGroup licensed interior design studio ltd.

Awards of Excellence

Project: ONE55 Cumberland
Interior Designer: Alex Chapman, ARIDO
Design Firm: UNION31

Project: Empty Nesters Condo Renovation
Interior Designer: Michel Arcand, ARIDO and Don Parker, ARIDO
Design Firm: IN8 Design Inc.

Project: Entro
Interior Designer: Michel Arcand, ARIDO and Don Parker, ARIDO
Design Firm: IN8 Design Inc.

Awards of Merit

Project: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Interior Designer: Chen Cohen, ARIDO
Design Firm: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects in joint venture with HIP Architects

Project: De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.
Interior Designer: Erika J. McCarthy, ARIDO and Kathleen van Brussel, ARIDO
Design Firm: Comley van Brussel Design + Management

Project: Esker Foundation
Interior Designer: Lois Wellwood, ARIDO
Design Firm: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

Project: Graduate Student Association (GSA) – Phoenix Restaurant/Pub at McMaster
Interior Designer: Dora Lomax, ARIDO
Design Firm: MSI, a division of McCallum Sather Architects Inc.

Project: Hicks Morley
Interior Designer: Peter Heys, ARIDO
Design Firm: IBI Group

Project: La Maison Simons WEM
Interior Designer: Andrew Gallici, ARIDO and Christopher Wright, ARIDO
Design Firm: figure3

Project: Mediabrands
Interior Designer: Christopher Wright, ARIDO and Krista Aquilina, ARIDO
Design Firm: figure3

Project: Mill Street BEERHALL
Interior Designer: Ronald Wong, ARIDO
Design Firm: Mackay Wong Strategic Design

Project: Shangri-La
Interior Designer: Heidi Painchaud, ARIDO and Guy Painchaud, ARIDO
Design Firm: B+H CHIL Design

Project: Tech Company
Interior Designer: Annie Bergeron, ARIDO
Design Firm: HOK

Project: WPP
Interior Designer: Deborah Sperry, ARIDO and Clarissa Lam, ARIDO
Design Firm: HOK

Project: Quadrangle Architects’ Studio
Interior Designer: Caroline Robbie, ARIDO and Vera Gisarov, ARIDO
Design Firm: Quadrangle Architects

Project: Quadrangle Architects’ Studio, Specialty Elements
Interior Designer: Caroline Robbie, ARIDO and Vera Gisarov, ARIDO
Design Firm: Quadrangle Architects

Project: The Tridel Store
Interior Designer: Kelly Cray, ARIDO
Design Firm: UNION31

Project: 101 Erskine
Interior Designer: Kelly Cray, ARIDO
Design Firm: UNION31


Click here to view the photo gallery of the award-winning projects.

 




 

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