ARIDO Honors Canadian Design

Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, Toronto Office

Honorees took to the stage on September 25 as the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario revealed the winners of its 24th annual Awards of Excellence at a gala ceremony at Toronto's Direct Energy Centre.

Martens Group Licensed Interior Design Studio, Pentgrowth Corporation

Judges recognized 23 designs from 11 categories for six awards of excellence and 17 awards of merit. The night's big winner was Dean Matsumoto of Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, who took home two excellence awards in corporate interior design for his work on Kasian's Toronto office, as well as a collaborative work and social gathering space within it.

Cecconi Simone, Private Residence

Another double-winner in corporate interior design was Sharon Martens of Martens Group Licensed Interior Design Studio, who claimed an excellence award for the Pengrowth Corporation project, as well as a merit award for the custom lighting created for the space.

Cecconi Simone, Carport and Green Roof Project

The firm of Cecconi Simone proved itself prolific, with Elaine Cecconi winning an excellence award for work on her own private residence, and business partner Anna Simone bagging a merit award in the residential category for her Carport and Green Roof project. And Interior Design Hall of Famers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg didn't leave empty handed, scoring a merit award for their firm's design of the Hazelton Hotel.

Yabu Pushelberg, Hazelton Hotel.

Images courtesy of Associations of Rregistered Interior Designers Ontario.