IDIBC Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Recipients
Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) has announced the distinguished recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence. Open to all Registered Interior Designers (RID) in British Columbia, the Awards honor individuals that have submitted exceptional interior design projects. This year, of fifty submissions, the jury selected four recipients of its Awards of Excellence, ten Awards of Merit, and Interior Designer of the Year.
“The Awards this year show a lot of softer elements overall. The textures, curves, and warm color palettes create a sense of calm and comfort. Now as we emerge from our cocoons, we appreciate these quiet, intimate transitional spaces. We are so proud to honor these designers.” Jennifer Heffel -IDIBC President and Principal at HB Design in Vancouver.
Adjudicators were Johnson Chou, of Johnson Chou in Toronto; Marc Bherer, of Desjardins Bherer in Montreal; and Valerie Gow, Gow Hastings Architects in Toronto. Awards recipients were honored at the IDIBC Awards Presentation, streamed online on Nov 5, 2021. The Recipients recognizing submissions deemed to have an exceptional level of design.
- Jennifer Kurtz, Kurtz Design
Category Food and Beverage : Project Members Lounge, Vancouver BC
A site for meeting and relaxing by day that transforms into a vibrant wine bar at night. This dark and intimate space, a renovation of the historic club’s former Billiards Room, has chalked up a double honor, receiving an Award of Excellence and Interior Designer of the Year, which recognizes the project designer whose submission is deemed by the jury to display the most outstanding interior design among all submitted.
- Janay Koldingnes, Edit Studios
Category Workplace–Total : Project BlueArck, Vancouver BC
- Andrea McLean, Andrea McLean Studio
Category Food and Beverage : Project Common Good, Abbotsford BC
- David Nicolay, Evoke International Design
Category Multi-Residential and Sales Centres : Project RC at CF Richmond Centre, Richmond BC
About the Awards and IDIBC
IDIBC Awards of Excellence have honored the most outstanding Registered Interior Designers (RID) in British Columbia since 1981. Each year, a distinguished jury considers entries across eleven sectors in residential and commercial design to select the Award of Excellence and Award of Merit recipients and Interior Designer of the Year. IDIBC provides a regulatory framework of professional standards, to serve the public interest and advance the interior design profession.