The ARIDO Awards Gala continues to be the industry’s premier design awards event in Ontario. We are thrilled that this year the ARIDO Awards returned to an in-person format on October 5th, 2023 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto!

The 40th edition of the ARIDO Awards recognized projects in the categories CARE, EAT + STAY, LEARN, WORK, and the annual categories of CRAFT, DISTINCT, and PRESERVE + RESTORE.

We also took some time to reflect on the past 40 years, celebrate ARIDO’s accomplishments and milestones, and share memories and stories from the community in celebration of the rich history of the Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Click on the name of each project to read more about each one.


    1. The Hive

      Interior Designers: Joanne Chan, ARIDO; Bruce Freeman, ARIDO; Glenn Cheng, ARIDO
      Design Firm: SDI Design

      Photographer: Scott Norsworthy


    1. Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI)

      Interior Designers: Sara Dagovic, ARIDO; Allison King, ARIDO

      Design Team: Susan Chang, ARIDO; Rowena Au Yeung, ARIDO

      Design Firm: HOK

      Photographer: Langlois Photo


    1. Elevator Cabs

      Interior Designers: Michel Arcand, ARIDO; Donald Parker, ARIDO
      Design Firm: IN8 Design Inc.
      Design Team: Gillian Gregory, ARIDO

      Photographer: Tom Arban Photography Inc.


    1. Florette Restaurant + Bar

      Interior Designer: Dyonne Fashina, ARIDO
      Design Firm: Denizens of Design Inc.

      Photographer: Scott Norsworthy


    1. CIBC Conference and Learning Centre

      Interior Designers: Annie Bergeron, ARIDO; Yen Lee, ARIDO; Staci McCrindle, ARIDO
      Design Firm: Gensler
      Design Team: Jessica Mascarenhas, ARIDO; Joshua Fajardo, Intern, ARIDO; Maggie Chen, Intern, ARIDO
      Photographer: Nic Lehoux

    1. School of Continuing Studies

      Interior Designers: Martha del Junco, ARIDO; Tsvetelina Rabashki, ARIDO
      Design Firm: Perkins&Will
      Photographer: DoubleSpace Photography and Tom Arban Photography

    1. Weldon Library Revitalization Phase One

      Interior Designer: Martha del Junco, ARIDO
      Design Firm: Perkins&Will
      Design Team: Melinda Rigole, ARIDO
      Co-Design Joint Venture: Cornerstone Architecture


    1. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Canadian Headquarters

      Interior Designers: Caitlin Turner, ARIDO; Kristina Kamenar, ARIDO
      Design Firm: HOK
      Design Team: Jenna Walsh, ARIDO; Brittany Tod, ARIDO

      Photographer: Klassen Photography and Karl Hipolito

    1. Google Montreal

      Interior Designers: Anthony Orasi, ARIDO; Alexandra Dobrzynski, ARIDO
      Design Firm: iN STUDIO
      Design Team: Rosemary Ratkaj, ARIDO; Clancy Snook, ARIDO; Sarah Stafford, ARIDO; Vince Zhao, Intern, ARIDO

      Photographer: Gillian Jackson

    1. Minto Group Inc.

      Interior Designer: Susan Brewster, ARIDO
      Design Firm: places&spaces

      Photographer: Kevin Belanger

    1. Nutrien River Landing

      Interior Designers: Janine Grossmann, ARIDO; Danielle Leon, ARIDO;
      Design Firm: Perkins&Will
      Co-Design Joint Venture: Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
      Design Team: Lindsey Furik, Intern, ARIDO

      Photographer: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

    1. Pinterest

      Interior Designers: Annie Bergeron, ARIDO; Jessica Baird, ARIDO; Abigail David, ARIDO
      Design Firm: Gensler
      Design Team: Nina Bast, ARIDO

      Photographer: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

    1. Sony Music

      Interior Designer: Anthony Orasi, ARIDO
      Design Firm: iN STUDIO
      Design Team: Betty Chor, Intern, ARIDO; Katy Krause, ARIDO

      Photographer: Steve Tsai

    1. Spadina Workplace

      Interior Designers: Caroline Robbie, ARIDO; Andrea Hall, ARIDO; Julie Sumairski, ARIDO
      Design Firm: BDP Quadrangle
      Design Team: Stephanie Wiebe, ARIDO

      Photographer: Adrien Williams


  • Rasha AlNaqeeb, ARIDO

    Rasha is a Senior Interior Designer and Sr. Projects Manager with over 15 years of professional experience. Her background in Architecture helped her to develop concepts for the projects that are truly connected to the building’s exterior and overall environment.

    She delivers innovative projects that speak to the clients’ needs and requests and reflect their culture and future goals. Rasha is professional, creative, approachable, detailed orientated, and has a solid reputation for delivering outstanding results.

  • Derek Buttars, ARIDO

    Derek is proudly an ARIDO Registered (NCIDQ-certified) Interior Designer. He has been volunteering for ARIDO since 2003. With 15+ years experience in Interior Design and Architectural firms in Toronto and Winnipeg, he has travelled to sites across Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Nunavut, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Most of the 80+ projects he has collaborated on have been hospitals, shopping centres, daycares, public housing, and office spaces. He started manual drafting at age 12, always motivated by a need to learn how things are best made and drawn.

    With 27+ years AutoCAD experience and 10+ years in Project Management, he has a particular passion for Architectural Detailing and Contract Administration. Some of his favourite projects are a student residence on Baffin Island, a remote First Nation’s high school, the barrier-free renovations of historic provincial judges’ chambers, a classic diner expansion, a birthing centre, and a phased hospital renovation from roof to basement.

  • Patty Clydesdale, ARIDO

    Patty is a Principal of the DPAI Architecture Inc., and a Registered Interior Designer, ARIDO who brings more than 16 years’ experience in architecture and interiors. Since joining DPAI over 11 years ago, she’s made invaluable contributions to the firm’s growth with the development of a flourishing interiors division within the corporate commercial, public and post secondary design sectors.

    Patty is motivated by people engagement and loves the relationship-building aspect of her profession. She gains inspiration through her values-based approach, continuous self-education, and the perspectives and lived experience of people she meets.

    Inclusive design is the root of Patty’s approach, advocating openly and transparently for equitable participation and representation of people and communities affected by the design process who’ve traditionally not seen themselves in the spaces they inhabit. Patty adds meaningful input to conversations about equity and inclusion, what it means to the design process, and the resulting experiences we create.

    Patty is currently Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee with Hammer City Roller Derby, and recently appointed by ARIDO’s Board of Management as a member of the Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Advancement Community Outreach Sub-Committee.

  • Jennifer Warling, ARIDO

    Jennifer Warling has been an active member of ARIDO for the past twenty-five years. She is the current ‘past president’ having completed her term this past March.

    She is a Space Planning Coordinator with the City of Mississauga. She has worked for the municipality for the past sixteen years doing extensive work with strategic planning and accommodations within all departments.

    Prior to joining the City of Mississauga, Jennifer worked in corporate and retail design for ten years.