ARIDO reveals winners of the Student Floorplan Design Challenge

Students in the ARIDO Honours Bachelor of Interior Design (HBID) program received recognition from the organization’s Floorplan Design Challenge.

The teams were tasked with creating an engaging virtual event for the ARIDO Remo Event Floor Plan Competition, which focused on ARIDO’s work to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDAA) within the design industry.

Fourth year Sheridan students Dayana Naumov, Hanna Szoboszlai, April Metzner, Claire Martin, Carina Redigonda and Nicole Whiteside contributed the winning submission in the Day 1 Educate Stream.

The team’s winning entry celebrated the “Past of Design,” taking users on a historic journey, bringing back to life the symbolism and themes of past designs which influence interior design today. Their design concept drew inspiration from the ornateness and individuality that these interior spaces embraced. In addition to the team’s success, fourth year student Samantha McNair placed second in ARIDO’s Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship competition, for her design of The Wellness Centre. McNair represented Sheridan as this year’s top student, competing against the top graduating student from each of the ten college and university interior design programs in Ontario.

Georgian College BID students Yihan Shi, Brittany Dempsey, and Nguyen Huong Giang received their recognition in the Day 2 Advance Change stream: “Our overall floor design is an industrial interior style, hoping to provide a professional atmosphere for all users to conduct a meeting and event. The whole floor plan is divided into four parts: the main meeting area, the group lounge, the casual seating area, and bar,” says the team.BID Students Julienne Bernier, Leanne Hollingworth, and Crystal Roy from Georgian College contributed the winning submission in the Day 3 Community Stream, which aims to facilitate collaboration and promote individual and team growth as designers.

“With this in mind, the design revolves around the concept of a community garden. The personal growth and transition from student to working designer reflects that of the growth and rebirth of a plant. The multitude of these students and the gathering amongst industry professionals represents the community garden.”