2009 Workplace Matters Design Awards Announced

VANCOUVER, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - The 2009 winners of the Workplace Matters Design Awards were announced at the first annual awards gala on Thursday, November 5 at the Westin Bayshore.

The Annual event, presented by T.O.R. The Office Resource, honours the innovative, environmentally sustainable and intuitive design of workspace ecology - where the nature of the people, the nature of the work and the protection of Nature are recognized through workspace inspirations.

Highlights from this years awards included many of the provinces top interior designers uniting in to honour the best product and designs for a multi-generational and environmentally sustainable workspace. A prestigious panel of judges including internationally renowned architect James Cheng, Thomas Muller, of the Canadian Green Building Council and Sooz Klinkhamer, Former chair of the Interior Design Centre for Design & Communications at Kwantlen choose amongst design submissions that illustrated the best overall interior designs for an intergenerational workplace.

This years awards were presented by David Mendell, sustainable design advocate and President of T.O.R. The Office Resource.

    2009 Workplace Matters Winners include:

    1)  Best Intergenerational Workplace Interior Design
    Winner- Bunting Coady Architects, Sharon Hollingsworth and Sarah
    Remocker, Ritchie Brothers project
    Finalist- Penner & Associates, Shelley Penner, Robin McIntosh, Tides
    Renewal, Flack Block Building
    Finalist- Stantec Consulting, Rod McDonell, Stantec Vancouver Head

    2)  Sit How you Want Photo Submission
    Winner - Lien Truong
    Finalist- Steve Norris
    Finalist- Tannis Peterson

    3)  Refuse to Sit Still Video Contest
    Winner - Gabriel Koenig
    Finalist - Ryan Guthrie

About T.O.R The Office Resource

T.O.R The Office Resource is a Vancouver-based team of office furnishing specialists who supply, install and service all types of sustainable furniture, modular walls and ergonomic products. Since 1995, Founder David Mendell and his team at T.O.R. have worked to service clients in large corporations, financial institutions and many small to medium sized businesses. Whether creating a brand new facility, moving, expanding a department, or simply adding a few filing cabinets, T.O.R is Vancouver's leader in providing the optimal combination of products that will best serve your people and budget.


For further information: For further information: For more visit www.theofficeresource.com, http://www.theofficeresource.com or contact: Katie Reiach, Spark PR, (604) 614-5283, katie@sparkgroup.ca

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