TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - The Association of Registered Interior
Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announced the winners of its annual awards
program during a gala dinner last night at the Liberty Grand in
Toronto. One of the most highly regarded honours in the industry, the
ARIDO Awards annually recognize excellence, innovation and creativity
in interior design. This year's winners include a Project of the Year,
11 Awards of Excellence and 16 Awards of Merit, including two Awards of
Merit for Sustainable Design.
ARIDO Fellows George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, of the Toronto-based
firm Yabu Pushelberg, received the coveted Project of the Year Award
for their work on the iconic Paris department store, Printemps
Haussman. With this project, the interior designers successfully
captured the essence of luxury while creating a fresh, modern appeal,
breathing new life into a classic retail landmark.
"ARIDO takes great pride in the international scope of Canadian Design,"
says ARIDO president Eliisa Petersen. "Printemps Haussman is a retail
project like no other, pairing classic grandeur with modern simplicity.
The project reaffirms Yabu Pushelberg's international acclaim."
As in past years, the ARIDO Awards showcase a wide range of interior
design talent: from retail to residential and from corporate to
health-care, as well as major restoration projects. In addition to the
Printemps Haussman project, the 2011 Awards of Excellence include the
unique boardrooms and branding of Toronto's Corus Quay, the whimsical
Ontario SPCA facility refurbishment and the ambitious James Cooper
Mansion restoration project.
Two projects received additional recognition for their commitment to
environmental sustainability. Sharon Martens of MartensGroup Licensed
Interior Design Studio Ltd. and Sarah Faith Clark along with Sue
Bennett of Bennett Design Associates Inc., were each recipients of an
Award of Merit and an Award of Merit: Sustainable Design for their
projects ARC Resources Ltd. and TD Financing Services (TDFS)
respectively. Other multiple Award winners included Diego Burdi of
Burdifilek, Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook of II by IV Design
Associates Inc., as well as Fenwick Bonnell and David Hooper of Powell
"The Association congratulates all Award recipients," affirms ARIDO
president Eliisa Petersen. "Their commitment to design excellence
strengthens ARIDO's position as the guardian of the highest standards
for interior design in both the public and private realms."
Click here to view a full list of winners.
ARIDO is the self-regulatory professional association for interior designers
in Ontario, Canada. ARIDO's mandate is to serve the interests of both
the public and the interior design industry. It does so by registering
interior designers who meet an established standard of education,
experience and examination, and identifies them as such, so that the
public may make an informed choice for quality service. For more
information on ARIDO, please visit arido.ca.
Image with caption: "George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Toronto interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg win Project of the Year at the 2011 ARIDO Awards for their work on the Paris department store Printemps Haussmann. (CNW Group/Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110922_C5186_PHOTO_EN_3641.jpg
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