IDC celebrates Best of Canadian Interior Design

The Interior Designers of Canada’s (IDC) 2022 award celebration honoured winners within its Innovation in Design Thinking – Student Competition, IDC Fellows, the Legacy Award of Distinguished Service, and the Value of Design Awards categories.

The annual event was held at Malaparte on the sixth floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, on October 20th. The theme of the symposium was Legacy of Design: Past, Present, and Future, as IDC celebrated its 50th anniversary as the national association for interior designers.

This year, four Canadian design firms received IDC’s Value of Design Awards. The organization also presented Doris Hasell, an IDC Founding Member, with the fourth IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service, and inducted Sally Mills into the IDC College of Fellows.

The winners include:

Value of Design Award – Excellence

‘Polar Capital’ by Tarisha Dolyniuk and Sean Solowski / MJMA Architecture & Design in Innovation in Workplace Design (project location: Toronto, Ont.)

‘The Newly Institute’ by Clare Mackey / Mackey Design Group Licensed Interior Design Inc. in Innovation in Healthcare Design (Calgary, Alta.)

Value of Design Award – Merit 

‘Technology Firm’ by Tatiana Soldatova and Kseniya Filippova / Syllable Inc. in Innovation in Design Thinking (project location: Toronto, Ont.)

‘Life Sciences Company’ by Kristina Kamenar, Brittany Moore, and Caitlin Turner / HOK in Innovation in Workplace Design (project location: North York, Ont.)

The 2022 winners of the Innovation in Design Thinking: Student Competition:

Award of Excellence

‘The Restoration Hub’ by Samantha McNair of Sheridan College

Award of Merit

‘Minoru Cardiac Rehabilitation Center’ by Kelly Wu Wu of British Columbia Institute of Technology

‘The Heartwood Residence’ by David (Yu) Kim of British Columbia Institute of Technology