ARIDO presents Prestigious Fellow Awards

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announced yesterday the induction of Allan Guinan of figure3, Toronto and Rebecca Muyal of Calendon, Ont., to its prestigious list of Fellows. The ceremony took place as part of ARIDO’s Annual General Meeting and Conference, Wednesday, March 19, at the Toronto Allstream Centre. Fellowship is one of the highest honours ARIDO can bestow on a member.

Allan Guinan served on the ARIDO Board from 1998 to 2000 and served as president of the association in 2001. Guinan was instrumental in leading the recruitment efforts for an executive director and spoke in the Legislature to introduce ARIDO’s practice act legislation. He has served on many national and provincial committees, including the IIDEX Advisory Committee, where he helped negotiate the deal to add Chicago’s NeoCon to the IIDEX brand.

Guinan has served as CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) site visitor for many years and in 2012, led ARIDO’s Infrastructure Ontario (IO) Symposium on workplace strategy.

Rebbeca Muyal’s involvement with ARIDO spans more than a decade. She runs NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam study sessions in Ontario and across the country. Muyal has also served as a trainer for all N CIDQ facilitators in ARIDO Chapters, including the Eastern Ontario Chapter and the Grand Valley Chapter. She has been an active Registered member in good standing since 2000.

“Allan and Rebecca are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to Ontario’s interior design community,” says ARIDO Executive Director, Sharon Portelli. “They are both highly dedicated individuals and important assets to the association. We thank them for all of their hard work and support.”

Allan and Rebecca are the 40 and 41 members to join ARIDO’s list of Fellows. The association applauds Guinan and Muyal for their exceptional volunteerism and congratulates them on their receipt of fellowship.