Fall follies (November 01, 2007)

10 years at HOK

HOK celebrated 10 years in Canada (during which it built the country’s largest interiors practice) with a panel discussion on how to make Toronto more sustainable, followed by a buffet and cocktail affair at the Carlu, the luxe Art Deco party palace atop College Park.

1–Jean Weiss-Bartelli, team leader, interior design, HOK; Fabiana Stubrich, business development, Knoll; Pamela Young, editor, Canadian Facility Management.

2–John Brown of construction managers Govan Brown; Rob Marcuzzi, VP, consulting engineers Mulvey & Banani; and Ross Attridge, interiors project leader, HOK.

3–Anne-Marie McGarvey, project manager and Eileen Phillips, assistant VP, administrative services at insurer Aviva; Steve Sorensen, director, A&D Sales, Herman Miller; Terri Robinson, VP, business development and marketing, HOK; and Arturo Luque, manager, facilities and administration, Aviva.

Robert Hill opening

Graphic Virtuosity: Architectural Posters from the Robert G. Hill Collection – an exhibition of highlights from Hill’s 1,600-plus posters from 20 countries, said to be the largest such collection in North America – opened at the Eric Arthur Gallery at the University of Toronto.

4–Fashion stylists Catrin Hayes and Ruth Jones flank the Hill Collection’s Robert Hill, an architect and historian at KPMB.

5–Architects Andre D’Elia and Margaret Graham, principals at Superkul; and Donald Chong, of the eponymous studio.

6–The former and present deans of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design – Larry Richards and George Baird-flank Michael Conway, an architect at Hariri Pontarini.

Best of Canada Awards

Year after year, Canadian Interiors hosts the best party during IIDEX/NeoCon week, the ceremony and cocktails honouring Best of Canada Competition winners, held at the Design Exchange.

7–Gow Hastings Architect personae Jim Burkitt, associate; Katrina Touw, associate; Philip Hastings, partner; Greg Demaiter, associate; Tyler Walker, associate; and Valerie Gow, partner, (front).

8–Nicholas Fanell, president, Humber Students’ Federation; and Adrian van Wijk, president, JDi Design, Vancouver.

9–Vancouverites Shelly Penner, interior designer and Best of Canada judge; and Nancy Grenier, manager, communications and marketing, Canada Green Building Council.

10–Tom Arkell, senior publisher of this very magazine; Mark Muller, design director, Nienkmper; DX President and CEO Samantha Sannella; Teknion’s Mark Harris, manager, media relations, and Anna Arsenault, director of corporate communications.

11–From Montreal’s Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architects: Jean-Pierre Letourneux, Anik Shooner, Yves Dagenais, Mario Saia, Michel Rose (representing the client, Pavillons Lassonde de l’cole Polytechnique Montral) and Vladimir Topouzanov.

12–From interior design firm Bartlett & Associates: Inger Bartlett, president; Aleksandra Samouk, senior interior designer; and Marshal Stearns, principal.

Stantec Social

Stantec, the mammoth (7,000 staff in North America) architecture and engineering conglomerate headquartered in Edmonton, feted its new, LEED Gold-rated Toronto office, featuring divider screens made of recycled, 200-year-old cedar.

13–Stantec’s Greg McPhee, VP buildings engineering, Edmonton; Barb Bradley, national director of business development, Toronto; Gerry Faubert, managing principal, Toronto; George Bitsakakis, managing principal, Toronto; and Terry Wilk, principal, Mississauga.

14–Kelly Stobbe, principal, Stantec, Toronto; and photographers Lucie Bergeron and Richard Johnson, Interior Images.

15–Michael Moxam, senior principal, Stantec, Toronto; Marian Walsh, president and CEO, Bridgepoint Health; Jane Wigle, principal, Stantec, Toronto; Deanna Brown, associate, Stantec, Toronto; and Brian Sirbovan, VP, Ontario GTA, Toronto.

16–Brad Rogers, land development project manager, Markham, Ont.; Tony Franceschini, president and CEO, Edmonton; and Jane Burchell, administrative manager, Markham.