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    IDC Tour: Quadrangle Architects Studio (1 ARIDO CEU)

    Last chance to register: Wednesday, July 3, 2013!

    Having outgrown the original Quadrangle studio created in 1986 for their pioneering move to Toronto’s garment district, the firm wanted once again to demonstrate leadership while showcasing three core strengths: the reinvention of industrial structures (such as the Citytv building), the creation of innovative office interiors (such as Corus Quay) and a commitment to healthy and accessible workspaces. Their search led them to the seventh floor of a 1990s building just west of downtown, close to the highway and well served by public transit. Quadrangle’s new open-concept studio is filled with light, thanks to perimeter windows and glazed meeting rooms, including a lighting control system with motion and daylight sensing. The highly sustainable design repurposes artifacts such as drawings (now part of pendant light fixtures), integrates architectural materiality in surprising and delightful ways while seamlessly integrating a wide-range of universal design features that go well beyond the building code. Every element is an opportunity to show their values in action while supporting the building owners’ efforts to attract other creative enterprises. 

    Caroline Robbie, Principal, B.I.D., AOCA, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
    Caroline Robbie is a registered, award-winning designer with more than 30 years of experience. She joined Quadrangle in 2007 from Alsop Architects and Robbie/Young + Wright Architects previously. Caroline was promoted to associate in 2010 and to principal in 2012. She is involved in all design phases of large and small branded environment projects within the firm. Her project portfolio at Quadrangle includes the ARIDO award of excellence winning Corus Quay interiors on Toronto’s waterfront, Shaw Media’s studio and broadcast facilities, as well as leading the design for Quadrangle’s new studio. Caroline has juried industry awards programs locally and nationally, and is a member of the Board of Directors of ARIDO and the Advisory Board for Creative Cities International, based in New York City. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University and at OCAD University, teaching studio and professional practices.

    Vera Gisarov, Associate, I.D.D, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED® AP ID+C
    Vera Gisarov joined Quadrangle in 2001 as an interior designer and was appointed to associate in 2013. She brings an integrated, value-driven approach to design through the comprehensive implementation of complex interiors. Her portfolio at the firm includes the Corus Quay project, Quadrangle’s Studio, Rogers at Yonge-Dundas Square and ChumCity’s master plan (now the BellMedia facility at 299 Queen Street West). Vera brings thorough knowledge of products and processes, and in-depth expertise of the specifications and applications utilized for furniture, fixtures and equipment. This enables her to develop, adapt and apply functional fit-up standards to create optimal workspaces within an efficient footprint and budget. She is currently the president of ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario) GTA Chapter and is the Membership Chair for the Toronto CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).

    Amy Pothier, I.D.D., Intern ARIDO, LEED® Green Associate
    As an accessibility and building code specialist, Amy Pothier combines her expertise with interior and architectural design to create inclusive spaces. Her projects at Quadrangle include Quadrangle’s Studio, Shaw Media’s studio and broadcast facilities, and consulting, design and construction for the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan Games sports venues and Pan Am Athletes Village. Amy is an integral member of AccessAbility Advantage – a joint venture between Quadrangle and March of Dimes Canada. Outside of the firm, Amy manages, writes and presents classroom and e-learning seminars on accessible interior design to the design community.

    LocationQuadrangle Architects, 901 King Street West (Map)
    Date & Time

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Registration: 5:45 - 6 p.m.
    Tour: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Time in 1372988700
    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern/Student Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
    RegisterThe online registration is now closed. At the door registration will be available.
    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
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