B+H Architects’ interiors group wins its first international award – for Stratus Bar & Restaurant in T.O.

Let’s hear it for Toronto’s own Stratus Bar & Restaurant, which has won the Society of British and International Design’s (SBID) Award for Best Bar & Restaurant – the first international award for B+H Architects’ interiors group.

Located in the Toronto Athletic Club, in the heart of the city’s Financial District, Stratus was ready for a reinvention. B+H’s design team transformed it into an elegant yet relaxed space, suitable for comfortable dining and hosting multiple concurrent events. A warm space with sweeping views, Stratus has established itself as the premier destination for Toronto’s Bay street elite, with revenues doubling since the renovation.

“Our approach to hospitality, driven by our B+H CHIL Design team, is woven throughout the elegant, yet welcoming interiors of Stratus,” says Heidi Painchaud, B+H managing principal, Interior Design.

The winners were announced during a ceremony at the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London on Nov. 14. Eduardo Mora, senior associate at B+H and design lead for Stratus, accepted the award, dedicating it to the B+H project team and thanking the client for a successful collaboration.

The project team for Stratus includes Eduardo Mora, Patrick Féjer, Guy Painchaud, Theresa Forti and Brooke Coles.


SBID (Society of British International Design) is the standard-bearer organization of the profession of interior design in Britain and represents members in practice, higher education and industry. It supports the profession locally, nationally and internationally and is part of a global network of 50,000 designers who are professionally accredited. SBID is the British organization selected by the 16-nation members of the European Council of Interior Architects and the NCIDQ in the U.S. and Canada to represent their professional accreditation standards in Britain.


B+H and B+H CHIL Design offer a full range of interior design and strategic design services. Its team of licensed professionals develop a unique creative vision for each project, resulting in environments that reflect each individual client’s brand and values. Seamlessly integrating people, the environment, technology and the ultimate purpose of the space, B+H delivers tailored designs that help its clients achieve their goals. Working from offices in North America, Asia and the Middle East, B+H is creating the framework around which people live their lives.

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