Toronto, Ontario, November 23, 2010 – The Design Exchange (DX) announces the 2010 winners of Canada’s National Design Exchange Awards. This nationwide competition is open to all types of professional designers and business’ across Canada working in a range of design disciplines. The awards were presented at a gala dinner on the Historic Stock Exchange at the DX on November 23, 2010. All winners will be on display in an extensive exhibition at the Design Exchange from November 24, 2010– March 27, 2011.

The Design Exchange Awards promote Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations – national & international. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. Projects are recognized for balancing function, aesthetics, and economic success.

Awards were presented in 12 categories including architecture, interiors, industrial design, visual communications, landscape architecture, urban design and CEO of the year.

2010 Judges:
Kendra Schank Smith Ph.D., MRAIC – Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Ian MacDonald – Principal, Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
Lisa Rochon – Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail
Scott Sorli – Principal, Sorli Associates

Industrial Design
Andrew Jones – Furniture Designer, Andrew Jones Design
Lars Dressler – Furniture Designer, Brothers Dressler
Todd Wood – VP Industrial Design, RIM Company

Interior Design

Drew Mandel – Principal, Drew Mandel Design
Brian Gluckstein – Principal, Gluckstein Design
Susan Wiggins – Executive Director, Interior Designers of Canada

Visual Communication
Georges Haroutiun – Art Director, Applied Arts Magazine
Melissa Agostino – Partner, Sali Tabacchi

Landscape & Urban Architecture
Janet Rosenberg – Principal and Founder, Janet Rosenberg + Associates
Richard Sommer – Dean, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

To view the 12 winning projects…

To visit the Design Exchange website…

(Source: Julie Payette, Agence Volume2)