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IDC members receive top honours from association awards programs

Published by Alexandra Tichinoff, October 03, 2012.

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announced the winners of its annual Awards program during a gala dinner at the Liberty Grand in Toronto on September 19. One of the most highly regarded honours in the industry, the ARIDO Awards recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in interior design. 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 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. With this project, Chou demonstrated that a marketing centre could push the boundaries of modern interior design while fulfilling the client’s sales objectives.

To view winning images click here.

The 29th annual Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) Awards of Excellence were held on September 28. 

Hosted by IDIBC president Alyssa Myshok with special guest emcee Erica Sigurdson, guests were treated to an evening of networking, laughs, eye candy and taste delights catered by the Vancouver Convention Centre. Local jazz band Mimosa provided entertainment.

Over three hundred guests attended the Gala evening, which featured images of interior design projects nominated for awards. 

Awards were given in categories including, Workplace, Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage and for the first time, sustainable design.  A special, Best in Show award was given to J. Jay Brooks of Box Interior Design Inc. for his project, MJ Jewlers. This award is given to a stand-out project that illustrates a high level of design excellence and creativity. 

Images and project descriptions may be viewed by clicking here.

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