WOC CEU Evening – February 18

Join the Western Ontario Chapter for a CEU evening, February 18th, from 3:45-7:30 PM! Take part in three HS CEUs to complete your PD credits before the end of the cycle this June!

Three CEU presentations will be held along with a group dinner and networking. A $25 gift card to SkipTheDishes will be provided via email to each registrant.

Based on member feedback, this opportunity has been scheduled for a Thursday evening.

Date and Time: 18 February, 2021 3:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Event Cost: $5 for students, $10 for all other members

3:45 – 4:00pm: Welcome + tech setup
4:00 – 5:00pm: How to Design for Space Constraints in Various Workplaces presented by Spacesaver Solutions
5:00 – 6:00pm: Next Generation of Healthy Surfaces presented by Caragreen
6:00 – 6:30pm: Group dinner / networking
6:30 – 7:30pm – Light + Well Building, presented by Fluxworx

How to Design for Space Constraints in Various Workplaces presented by Spacesaver Solutions (1 HS)

Learn how to design for space constraints in a variety of workplaces from the office, to educational institutions, to museums and beyond. This course explores furniture, fixtures, and equipment that contribute to maximizing space through design. This course will provide participants with FF&E solutions that maximize space, are aesthetically pleasing, and contributed to occupant wellness. Participants will learn how functional solutions can be incorporated into a workplace’s design and provide for occupants needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how today’s design trends are impacting space across various markets and how furniture, fixtures, and equipment can be incorporated to condense storage and maximize space for both new construction and renovation projects.
  • Learn how FF&E can contribute to occupant wellness by integrating ventilation, lighting solutions, and safety features into shelving and storage solutions used in public entities.
  • Combat space planning challenges in design by incorporating solutions customized for bulky stuff storage, where employee and patron ergonomics are accounted for and space utilization is condensed and optimized.
  • Examine space challenges across various markets and learn how different applications of shelving and storage can balance the needs and safety of both your clients’ employees and patrons.

Next Generation of Healthy Surfaces presented by Caragreen (1 HS)

Innovation should bring us together. Surfaces have always mattered and are often the centerpieces of our built environment. With changing requirements of our surfaces, it’s important to understand all these new terms and what they mean for occupant health and safety. Throughout this presentation we will look at different health claims being made in order to help understand how we can innovate with health in mind.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is this new terminology and what does it mean?
  • How will our offices and surfaces change in the future?
  • How will we interact with our spaces?
  • How will we interact with each other?

Light + Well Building, presented by Fluxworx (1 HS)

You’re invited to join us in our newest continuing education session addressing these questions surrounding the certification process and lighting requirements in the latest WELL Building v2 standards.

  • How does light impact our health and well-being?
  • What responsibility do designers have to occupants?
  • What’s important when specifying lighting for WELL v2?

Featuring practical recommendations and strategies, you will gain a complete understanding of key factors to help achieve maximum eligible WELL credits with lighting design and specification in commercial applications.

Call for Nominations for the position of GTA Chapter President-elect

In accordance with ARIDO’s Chapter By-laws (By-law No. 5), those Registered members in good standing who are interested in putting their name forward or who wish to nominate another Registered Member will require their nomination to be signed by the Nominee and seconded by two (2) other Registered members in good standing. Please click here for the nomination form.

Included with the nomination should be a short bio outlining the candidate’s practice and volunteer history. The candidate should also include a statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the President-elect of the Chapter Board of Directors. Please use this form. (MS Word file will download.)

President-elect term

President-elect will serve on the Chapter Board for a three-year term.
The first year as President-elect / Director of Communications
The second year as President
The third year as Past-President / Director of Programming

Any members submitting a nomination should do so by Friday, February 26, 2021.

Appointment of Secretary/Treasurer

The position of Secretary/Treasurer is appointed by the Chapter Board of Directors for a period of one year and may be re-appointed annually for no more than three consecutive years. The current Secretary/Treasurer position will be open for new appointment as of April 2021.

Registered members, in good standing, interested in this position should submit a short bio outlining a brief summary about themselves and their volunteer history. They should also include a statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the Chapter Board. Please use this form.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the nominations process, please email ikemp@arido.ca.

Call for Nominations for the positions of GVC President and President-elect

The Grand Valley Chapter is in need of a President and President-elect.
In accordance with ARIDO’s Chapter By-laws (By-law No. 5), those Registered members in good standing who are interested in putting their name forward or who wish to nominate another Registered Member will require their nomination to be signed by the Nominee and seconded by two (2) other Registered members in good standing. Please click here for the nomination form

Included with the nomination should be a short bio outlining the candidate’s practice and volunteer history. The candidate should also include a statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the position of President or President-elect of the Chapter Board of Directors. Please use this form.

Board Terms

President: (two-year term)
The first year as President
The second year as Past-President / Director of Programming 

President-Elect: (three-year term)
The first year as President-elect / Director of Communications
The second year as President
The third year as Past-President / Director of Programming 

Any members submitting a nomination should do so by Friday, February 19, 2021.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the nominations process, please email ikemp@arido.ca

Call for Nominations for the position of SOC President-elect

In accordance with ARIDO’s Chapter By-laws (By-law No. 5), those Registered members in good standing who are interested in putting their name forward or who wish to nominate another Registered Member will require their nomination to be signed by the Nominee and seconded by two (2) other Registered members in good standing. Please click here for the nomination form.

Included with the nomination should be a short bio outlining the candidate’s practice and volunteer history. The candidate should also include a statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the President-elect of the Chapter Board of Directors. Please use this form.

Board Term

President-elect will serve on the Chapter Board for a three-year term.
The first year as President-elect / Director of Communications
The second year as President
The third year as Past-President / Director of Programming 

Any members submitting a nomination should do so by Thursday, February 18, 2021.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the nominations process, please email ikemp@arido.ca.

Call for Nominations for the positions of WOC President and President-elect

The Western Ontario Chapter is in need of a President and President-elect.

In accordance with ARIDO’s Chapter By-laws (By-law No. 5), those Registered members in good standing who are interested in putting their name forward or who wish to nominate another Registered Member will require their nomination to be signed by the Nominee and seconded by two (2) other Registered members in good standing. Please click here for the nomination form.

Included with the nomination should be a short bio outlining the candidate’s practice and volunteer history. The candidate should also include a statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the position of President or President-elect of the Chapter Board of Directors. Please use this form.

Board Terms

President will serve on the Chapter Board for a two-year term.
The first year as President
The second year as Past-President / Director of Programming

President-elect will serve on the Chapter Board for a three-year term.
The first year as President-elect / Director of Communications
The second year as President
The third year as Past-President / Director of Programming

Any members submitting a nomination should do so by Friday, February 19, 2021.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the nominations process, please email ikemp@arido.ca.

Adapting to Change, a virtual event for Interns

Adapting to Change Poster

2020 was a year of big changes around the world. Emerging professionals in the interior design field have experienced major shifts with layoffs, work stoppages, and changes to the busiest sectors of the field.

As part of the launch of the Intern Career Guide, the ARIDO Communications Committee is hosting a virtual panel discussion for Interns about what emerging professionals need to know to build career resilience, adapt to change across the field, and develop the necessary skills to navigate their career path.

Hear from two seasoned Interior Designers about their past experiences and what knowledge and talents have served them when faced with uncertainty and how ARIDO played a part.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Registration Deadline: 20 January, 2021

Event Schedule:
5:30 PM – Welcome & Intro on Panellists

5:35 PM – 6:15 PM Discussion from Panellists

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Q&A, Wrap Up

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM Virtual Networking in breakout rooms


Panelists: Maia Roffey, ARIDO, Black Sheep Interior Design; Tatiana Soldatova, ARIDO, Syllable Inc.

SOC Virtual Holiday Cocktail

SOCk Virtual Holiday Cocktail

Create your festive cocktail and join the SOC Chapter for a virtual Holiday Party!

Catch up with current members, meet new members and join a moderator lead discussion. Submit your questions/topics that you would like to discuss by November 13, 2020 to sochapter@arido.ca . 

If you’re looking for a cocktail idea, try this one!

Date & Time: November 20, 2020 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Event Schedule:
Welcome & Introductions

  • Causal moderator lead discussion
  • Check in with members
  • Touch base on how current work environments area impacting members and share ideas with others to improve their virtual work day
  • Questions submitted by members
  • Wrap up

All registrants will be sent details to a Zoom meeting 24 hours before the meeting.

Questions? Email sochapter@arido.ca .

Gutterball 2020

The ARIDO GTA Chapter’s annual Gutterball bowling event is back this February in support of the GTA Chapter Scholarship and student committee initiatives! Get your team ready to knock ’em down in support of a good cause. Please join us Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at The Ballroom for bowling and networking! Space is limited, register today!