Another great year.  Congratulations to all our winners.  

  • ARIDO Award of Excellence - Kimpton Saint George Hotel

    Interior Designer: Stanley Sun, ARIDO; Ashley Rumsey, ARIDO Design Firm: Mason Studio Design Team: Marti Hawkins, Intern, ARIDO Project Photographer: Naomi Finlay


  • ARIDO Award of Excellence - Mackage Montreal

    Interior Designer: Diego Burdi, ARIDO Design Firm: Burdifilek Design Team: Tom Yip, ARIDO Project Photographer: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

  • ARIDO Award of Excellence - Smart Supermarket

    Interior Designer: Yvonne Ho, ARIDO Design Firm: Full Scale + Partners Design Team: Jenny Lee, ARIDO Project Photographer: Jeffrey Xie

  • ARIDO Award of Excellence - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS)

    Interior Designer: Allan Guinan, ARIDO Design Firm: figure3 Joint Venture: Number TEN Architectural Group Design Team: Jamie Gruenwald, ARIDO, William Gray, ARIDO Project Photographer: Cory Aronec, Mike Pratt



    A 1986 Ryerson graduate in Interior Design, Michel later achieved both LEED® and BCIN-Large Building accreditations. Before founding his own firm 10 years ago, which became IN8 Design, Michel worked for some of the larger firms in Canada: Forrest/Bodrug, Atkinson McLeod, Cannon Design, Cecconi Simone, B+H, and Rice Brydone. In those firms, Michel assumed increasing responsibility for the design and project management of significant projects for clients including Mutual Life, CN, Menkes, Royal Bank of Canada, OMERS Realty Corporation, Falconbridge, Noranda, OMAFRA, MOH, and AIM Funds Management. During a seven-year hiatus from public practice, as Project Manager, Facilities, for AIM Trimark Investments, Michel was responsible for all renovations, new build-outs and other facilities initiatives nationwide. He understands office design from both sides of the desk.


    A graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Johnson Chou’s support of the visual arts and design community have included roles as vice-president of the RCA and past board member and designer of the original MOCA located on Queen West. He has juried several national and international awards, lectured widely and is a design critic at various schools including Ryerson University. In 2012 Chou was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


    Victoria Horobin is a founding principal of the Toronto firm KBH Interior Design Inc., specializing in workplace interior design. A graduate of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Victoria has been in practice since 1987. Victoria has volunteered extensively for CIDQ, ARIDO and IDC, most recently serving as CIDQ President in 2014. Her work with CIDQ has given her an exceptional understanding of the issues facing the interior design industry across North America. Locally, her involvement with ARIDO spans over two decades, during which time she has chaired numerous committees, served on the Board of Management and served as President of the organization in 2002. Victoria has been committed to the continuing validity of the North American standards for professional interior design. “Maintaining the highest standards of qualification is of great importance,” affirms Horobin. “The strength of this industry hinges on the skill of its practitioners.”


    Michelle Mawby is a Registered Interior Designer and principal of Lucid Interior Architecture & Design. She has spearheaded the boutique design firm through over 200 large scale projects and has shared her knowledge of design & decor on numerous television shows and expert talks. She is a 20 year member of ARIDO and is NCIDQ & BCIN certified. An advocate of the philosophy, “form follows function”, Michelle strives to create environments that reflect the lives, personalities and expectations of her clients. Her extensive travels and continuing studies in design, history and architecture influence her designs culminating in sophisticated, livable elegance.


    Robert Reid is a Registered Interior Designer and creative leader with global experience in project delivery across a broad range of project types and scale. In addition to practice, he continues to support the design and arts communities through volunteerism, teaching, public engagement and other contributions, while concurrently conducting research into brand-strategy in the built environment, consumer behaviour and the guest/customer experience as an influencer in the design process.