Top 5 Under 5 

From 2011 to 2013, Top 5 Under 5: Canada’s Emerging Interior Designers was an annual program which recognized Canada’s up-and-coming interior design professionals.

The competition accepted entries from IDC’s Intern/Provisional members across the country – practitioners who have graduated from an accredited interior design program and are in the first five years of their supervised work experience, after which they will write their qualifying exams. The submissions were judged by a panel of experienced interior designers. Five winners from across Canada were selected based on recommendations from their supervisors as well as their creative solutions to a design challenge.

2011 Winners

Siavash Mahdieh, Bradley Marks, Heather Waters,
Karol Wojdaszka, Rolanda Williams 

2012 Winners

Maria Drugoveiko, Jennifer Nicevski, Joseph Persia,
Merissa Robertson, Michelle van Zetten 

2013 Winners

Celeste Christie, Erika Sammons, Mel Sanderson,
Yumiko Shukuda, Heather Wallace 

“Over the next few years, as the baby boomers retire and a new generation enters the profession, the face of interior design in Canada will change dramatically,” said Susan Wiggins. “Having seen the high level of talent, education and professionalism of our emerging interior designers, I can confidently say that the future of interior design in Canada is very bright indeed.”


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National Industry Partners
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