BID projects – St. Clair College
We are thrilled to continue our celebration of the class of 2023 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools this year. This is our third year of posting graduating student work on BLOG//ARIDO and we are pleased to share their accomplishments with the ARIDO community and beyond.
ARIDO has worked with these schools to promote a selection of 4th year BID student work on BLOG//ARIDO and will be posting the work each Wednesday during May, June and July.
Serena Oliveira - Consulate General of Canada Detroit Design Challenge
The 75th-anniversary logo and the building design symbolize the substantial connection between Canada and the United States. The logo incorporates the intertwining of the Canadian and American flags to embody our allyships and strong bonds to each other. Our connecting waters are valuable to both countries as we depend on our Great Lakes for water, recreation, transportation, power, and economic opportunities. Using water as the concept and driver of the design facilitates this connection between both countries.
With one of the largest trading relationships the Gordie Howe International Bridge is one example of how Canada and the United States protect communities on both sides of the border, creating positive outcomes for the local workforce and neighborhoods. Finally, the design incorporates different environmental elements associated with each country.
M. Atkins - Consulate General of Canada Detroit Design Challenge
To pay homage to the backbones and origins of North America, something both Canadians and Americans have in common, the space is inspired by the Indigenous communities and their beliefs of the land - as the elements of the earth represent the relationships and sense of community within the culture.
Featured in the design are various works of art by Indigenous artists, making sure that those being represented in the space receive due recognition and support from the communities outside of their own.
Rasul Noor Al-Qaraghuli - Consulate General of Canada Detroit Design Challenge
The goal of the consulate design is to create a warm, welcoming, elegant, memorable, and exciting environment that showcases Canada, and its relationship with the USA to create an experience that every visitor will remember.