Ontario's Top Interior Designers Celebrated at the 2014 ARIDO Awards Gala

Published on September 17, 2014

Ontario's Top Interior Designers Celebrated at the 2014 ARIDO Awards Gala

Published on September 17, 2014

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 Westin Harbour Castle 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 27 Awards of Merit.

ARIDO member Sharon Martens of the Calgary-based firm MartensGroup licenced interior design studio ltd., received the coveted Project of the Year for the law offices of GowlingsLLP. With this project, Martens created a timeless and elegant space that is supportive of a contemporary workforce and attractive to a new clientele.

“ARIDO members consistently defy expectations, creating ground-breaking, world-class projects,” said ARIDO president Greg Quinn. “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 Gowlings LLP, the Awards of Excellence include a residential project in Toronto, and the Cornell Community Centre and Library in Markham, Ont.

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


2014 Award-winning Projects

Project of the Year

Project: Gowlings LLP
Interior Designer: Sharon Martens, ARIDO
Design Firm: MartensGroup licensed interior design studio ltd.

Awards of Excellence

Project: Home Theatre
Interior Designer: Nadia Cannataro, ARIDO
Design Firm: large [medium] design office

Project: Gowlings LLP
Interior Designer: Sharon Martens, ARIDO
Design Firm: MartensGroup licensed interior design studio ltd.

Project: Cornell Community Centre and Library
Interior Designer: Michelle M. Sta. Ana-Ascenzi, ARIDO
Design Firm: Perkins + Will
Design Team: Joanne D’silva, ARIDO / Elizabeth Livingston, ARIDO

Awards of Merit

Project: Thorncrest House
Interior Designer: Cathy Garrido, ARIDO
Design Firm: Altius Architecture Inc.

Project: 142 Kenilworth
Interior Designer: Johnson Chou, ARIDO
Design Firm: Johnson Chou Inc.

Project: House On Kings Cross
Interior Designer: Tania Bortolotto, ARIDO
Design Firm: Bortolotto Design Architect Inc.

Project: Shimmering Heights
Interior Designer: David A. Hooper, ARIDO
Design Firm: Powell &Bonnell

Project: The Galleria Luxury Hall West
Interior Designer: Diego Burdi, ARIDO and Tom Yip, ARIDO
Design Firm: Burdifilek
Design Team: Tom Yip, ARIDO / Jeremy Mendonca, ARIDO

Project: Squint Eyewear
Interior Designer: Andrew Gallici, ARIDO andBradley Marks, ARIDO
Design Firm: designstead

Project: Mark Lash Flagship
Interior Designer: Diego Burdi, ARIDO
Design Firm: Burdifilek
Design Team: Jeremy Mendonca, ARIDO

Project: Simons Anjou
Interior Designer: Christopher Wright, ARIDO
Design Firm: figure3
Design Team: Andrew Gallici, ARIDO / Jessica Swift, ARIDO Alicia Resendes, Intern ARIDO

Project: Hudson’s Bay Queen Street Footwear
Interior Designer: Ted Wilson, ARIDO
Design Firm: HBC Store Planning

Project: Mendocino
Interior Designer: Nadia Cannataro, ARIDO
Design Firm: large [medium] design office

Project: HUSK
Interior Designer: Vera Gisarov, ARIDO andCaroline Robbie, ARIDO
Design Firm: Quadrangle Architects Limited

Project: The Advocates’ Society
Interior Designer: Don Parker, ARIDO andMichel Arcand, ARIDO
Design Firm: IN8 Design Inc.
Design Team: Gillian Gregory, Intern ARIDO

Project: Jackman Reinvents, Headquarters
Interior Designer: Guy Painchaud, ARIDO andAnthony Orasi, ARIDO
Design Firm: B+H Architects

Project: Autodesk
Interior Designer: Angela Hong Spinney, ARIDO
Design Firm: DIALOG
Design Team: Anne McCance, ARIDO / Susan Mole, ARIDO / Marilyn White, ARIDO / Kathy Winfield, ARIDO

Project: Bloor West Dental Group, Dr. Carolyn Poon Woo
Interior Designer: Stephanie Kamburis, ARIDO
Design Firm: Southside Design

Project: The Roy
Interior Designer: Kelly Cray, ARIDO
Design Firm: UNION31
Design Team: Andrea Pierre, Intern ARIDO

Project: 383 Sorauren
Interior Designer: Johnson Chou, ARIDO
Design Firm: Johnson Chou Inc.

Project: Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery, Ryerson University
Interior Designer: Valerie Gow, ARIDO
Design Firm: Gow Hastings Architects Inc.

Project: Yonge& Rich Presentation Centre
Interior Designer: Diego Burdi, ARIDO
Design Firm: Burdifilek
Design Team: Jeremy Mendonca, ARIDO

Project: W Hotel Guangzhou– Guest Rooms
Interior Designer: Polly Chan, ARIDO
Design Firm: Glyph Design Studio Inc.

Project: Stratus Bar & Restaurant
Interior Designer: Guy Painchaud, ARIDO andHeidi Painchaud, ARIDO
Design Firm: B+H Architects

Project: W Hotel Guangzhou – W Lounge
Interior Designer: Polly Chan, ARIDO
Design Firm: Glyph Design Studio Inc.

Project: Legros&Motti
Interior Designer: UrszulaTokarska, ARIDO
Design Firm: SRP Architects

Project: Park Property Management Offices
Interior Designer: DyonneFashina, ARIDO andCaroline Robbie, ARIDO
Design Firm: Quadrangle Architects Limited

Project: Reincarnated Residence Hardware
Interior Designer: Fenwick Bonnell, ARIDO
Design Firm: Powell &Bonnell

Project: Cornell Community Centre And Library - Shelving
Interior Designer: Michelle M. Sta. Ana-Ascenzi, ARIDO
Design Firm: Perkins + Will
Design Team: Joanne D’silva, ARIDO / Elizabeth Livingston, ARIDO

Project: LululemonYorkdale
Interior Designer: Caroline Robbie, ARIDO
Design Firm: Quadrangle Architects Limited


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