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Design Exchange Award winners announced

December 4, 2007
by Canadian Architect

At an awards dinner held on the evening of November 29, the Design Exchange announced the winners of its 2007 Awards program.

The Design Exchange Awards (DXA) celebrate the success of Canadian designers in the areas of:Architecture, Fashion, Graphic Design, Industrial Product Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

This year, 35 awards were handed out to designers in 12 categories for projects completed in Canada, the US and in international cities. The winners were presented with a plaque and their award-winning work will be featured in an exhibition at the Design Exchange until January 27, 2008.

Established in 1991, the Design Exchange Awards are the only national multidisciplinary design competition to judge designers’ work on commercial effectiveness. Canadian designers from any field may submit projects produced in and outside of Canada. It promotes Canadian design and excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations, including commercial entities (large and small businesses), not-for-profit organizations and the publicsector.

The winners of the 2007 Design Exchange Awards are as follows:

Architecture Commercial

Gold: Umbra Concept Store
Designer: Kohn Shnier Architects, Toronto
Client: Umbra

Silver: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Designer: Diamond and Schmitt Architects, Toronto
Client: Canadian Opera Company

Bronze: Brampton Soccer Centre
Designer: MacLennan Jaunkains Miller Architects, Toronto
Client: City of Brampton

Architecture Residential

Gold: Courtyard House
Designer: Studio Junction Inc., Toronto Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Silver: Galley House
Designer: Donald Chong Studio, Toronto
Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Bronze: Ravine Residence
Designer: Cindy Rendely Architexture, Toronto
Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Honourable Mention: Laneway House
Designer: Kohn Shnier Architects, Toronto
Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Fashion Design

Gold: Soundpieces
Designer: Danielle Crampsie, Toronto

Honourable Mention: Farasport Suit
Designer: Andrew Majtenyi, Toronto
Client: Farabloc Development Corp., Vancouver

Industrial Design

Gold: Vox Open Office
Designer: Mark Muller for Nienkmper, Toronto
Client: Nienkmper

Silver: District
Designer: Teknion, Toronto
Client: Teknion

Bronze: Maple Sugar Gift Collection
Designer: Studio Innova Inc., Toronto
Client: Ninutik Maple Sugar Ltd.

Honourable Mention: Fitz Task Chair
Designer: Teknion, Toronto
Client: Teknion

Honourable Mention: Mini Aim
Designer: Frederic Galliot & Dirk Zylstra, Montreal
Client: Axis Lighting, Montreal

Interior Design Commercial

Gold: Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto
Designer: Moriyama + Teshima, Toronto
Client: University of Toronto

Silver: Umbra Premiere Retail Location
Designer: figure3, Christopher Wright, Toronto
Client: Umbra

Bronze: Brampton Soccer Centre
Design: MacLennan Jaunkains Miller Architects, Toronto
Client: City of Brampton

Honourable Mention: IBM Canada, Workplace on Demand
Designer: figure3, Suzanne Bettencourt, Toronto
Client: IBM Canada

Interior Design Residential

Gold: Woodlawn House
Designer: PLANT Architect Inc., Toronto
Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Silver: Private Residence, Toronto
Designer: Core Architects, Inc., Toronto
Client: Private Residence, Toronto

Interior Design Temporary or Portable

Gold: KidZone
Designer: 3rd Uncle Design, Toronto
Client: Interior Design Show (MMPI)

Silver: National Museum of Singapore Living Galleries
Designer: GSM Design Exhibits Inc., Montreal
Client: National Museum of Singapore

Bronze: Eco-Suite
Designer: Kantelberg Design, Andrea Kantelberg, Toronto
Client: Tridel

Landscape Architecture

Gold: Foote’s Pond Wood
Designer: PLANT Architect Inc., Toronto
Client: Town of Morristown, New Jersey

Silver: UBC Sustainability Street
Designer: space2place design inc., Vancouver
Client: University of British Columbia

Bronze: The Carport
Designer: Cecconi Simone, Anna Simone, Toronto
Client: Private Residence

Urban Design

Gold: HtO
Designer: Janet Rosenberg + Associates, Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Client: City of Toronto

Visual Communications Brand Identity

Gold: Fully Loaded Tea Identity System
Designer: Subplot Design Inc., Vancouver
Client: Fully Loaded Tea

Silver: Sapadilla Soap Co.
Designer: Exhibit A: Design Group, Vancouver
Client: Sapadilla Soap Co.

Bronze: pgm Design Associates Brand Identity
Designer: Clear Space Design & Communications, Toronto
Client: pgm Design Associates

Honourable Mention: Calgary Stampede: Billboards and Trio Board
Designer: Karo Group, Calgary
Client: Calgary Stampede

Honourable Mention:
Designer: lg2boutique, Montreal

Visual Communications Content Development and Editorial

Gold: Design Can
Designer: smashLAB, Vancouver

Silver: Status Connoisseur’s Brochure
Designer: The Works, Tony Ponzo, Toronto
Client: Stratus Vineyards

Honourable Mention: White Moose Catalogue
Designer: Joel Harding VCD, Edmonton
Client: Fat Crow Design

DXAs are presented by The Globe and Mail and are sponsored by Audi, Aeroplan, Fairmont Royal York, Enville Catering and Exclusive Affair Rentals.

For more information on the Design Exchange Awards, please visit or call 416.216.2120.

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