VODA

VODA winners push boundaries of interior design

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Four B.C. design firms were honoured with Value of Design Awards (VODA), presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) at its first ever virtual Awards Celebration.

Square One Interior Design won an Award of Excellence. Dialog, SSDG Interiors and Kado Design and Daniel Meloche Design earned Awards of Merit. A total of 12 firms were celebrated from coast to coast.

The awards, which launched in 2018, shine a spotlight on Canadian interior designers by providing a forum to showcase the benefits of design thinking: an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process focused on the human experience within interior spaces.

The 2020 VODA Awards were presented to the following winners who continue to push the boundaries of interior design. These designers have shown and implemented an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process, focusing on the human experience into within their projects, creating sustainable and functional designs for the present and future.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Innovation in Residential Single-Family Design

  • ShadowBox by Johnson Chou Inc. (Johnson Chou) Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design

  • COWI North America by Square One Interior Design (Cynthia Ziolkoski, Jennifer Hamilton) North Vancouver, B.C.
  • BFR Accountants by Folio Design Inc. (Véronique Chayer) Laval, Que.
  • Flight Centre Flagship Toronto by Figure3 (Suzanne Wilkinson, Anna-Lisa Frank, Tamara Rooks, Katherine Egenberger, Will Gray, Jaime Muszynski) Toronto, Ont.
  • Hullmark Head Office at 474 Wellington Street West by Quadrangle (Julie Sumairski, Kim Phan) Toronto, Ont.
  • OPG Workplace Transformation by Figure3 (Suzanne Wilkinson, Michelle Berry, Daniel Norwood, Michela Kochanski) Toronto, Ont.
  • The Smart City Sandbox by IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc.(Jane Juranek, Katie McCann) Toronto, Ont.
  • Workplace Innovation Challenge by IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc.(Jane Juranek, Shana Davies) Toronto, Ont.

Spear Street Capital – Willingdon Business Park Building 6

AWARD OF MERIT

Innovation in Design Thinking

  • Imperfect Fresh Eats by Syllable Inc.(Danny Tseng) Toronto, Ont.
  • OPG Workplace Transformation by Figure3(Suzanne Wilkinson, Michelle Berry, Daniel Norwood, Michela Kochanski) Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Hospitality Design

  • Hotel Belmont Food & Beverage Portion by Kado Design and Daniel Meloché Design (Joanna Kado, Daniel Meloché) Vancouver, B.C.

Innovation in Retail Design

  • Inscape Showroom by Figure3 (Suzanne Wilkinson, Mardi Najafi, Nicole Hoppe, Shannon Kehoe) Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design

  • Peoples Group Workplace Design by Dialog (Michele Sigurdson) Vancouver, B.C.
  • Spear Street Capital – Willingdon Business Park Building 6 by SSDG Interiors Inc.(Susan Steeves, Katy Maclean) Burnaby, B.C.
  • Mitecvsat-Alga Micro Ondes by Folio Design Inc.(Julie Laforêt) Kirkland, Que.
  • Volaris by Bartlett & Associates (Inger Bartlett) Toronto, Ont.

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