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ARIDO member Johnson Chou of the Toronto-based firm Johnson Chou Inc. received the coveted Project of the Year Award for the project Sixty Colborne, a condominium presentation centre located across the street from Saint James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. This year’s winners include a Project of the Year, 2 Awards of Excellence and 19 Awards of Merit, including one Award of Merit for Sustainable Design.

“ARIDO members consistently defy expectations, creating ground-breaking, world-class projects,” says ARIDO president Sue Bennett. “There are dozens of marketing centres built in Ontario every year, but Sixty Colborne stands out from the crowd. It is a true creative expression.”  

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 the Sixty Colborne project, the Awards of Excellence include the Telus Generation 2 Store, a flagship Telus store located in Laval, Quebec, and a renovation of Polar Securities Bay Street offices.

One project received additional recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Erin Armstrong and Caroline Hughes of figure3 received an Award of Merit and an Award of Merit: Sustainable Design for their project Nova Scotia Power.

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

For pictures from the event, click here or check out the ARIDO facebook page.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Platinum

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Gold

Teknion Furniture Systems

Silver

Astley Gilbert

BB Blanc Audio Visual

CIOT

Homes Publishing Group
                                                                              

SPECIAL THANKS

Table Centrepieces & Stage Backdrop - muscat.freeman

Awards Magazine - Canadian Interiors

Photobooth Carpet - Interface

Signage - Astley Gilbert

Photography - Yianni Tong Photography

Atmosphere Screens - BB Blanc Audio Visual

Thank you also to our 2012 ARIDO Awards Gala committee members

Danielle Campbell
Director of Interior Design, Core Architects Inc.

Marc Frappier
Market Manager, Architects & Designers Teknion

Kenneth Lam
Creative Director, II by IV Design Associates

Ali Merchant
Project Management, Straticom

Alison Priestman
Creative Director, II by IV Design Associates

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