The office of OPTIMUS | SBR, a Toronto-based management consulting firm, was announced September 19th during a gala dinner at the Liberty Grand in Toronto as a recipient of the ARIDO Award of Merit 2012. The award is given by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), the regulatory body for interior designers in Ontario that is responsible for regulating the design profession in Ontario. The ARIDO Awards are one of the most highly regarded honours in the interior design community. Showcasing excellence, innovation and originality in interior design, the awards bring superior design to the forefront each year. Judged by a panel of representatives from business, media and design, the awards serve to build public awareness of the power and effect of good interior design on business.
OPTIMUS | SBR enlisted Bullock Associates Design Consultants Inc., specialists in workplace interior design, to create the award winning space. With above average scores across all criteria of Strategies Employed, Overall Creativity and Project Results, the award ranks the firm’s office space among the best designed in Canada. Furthermore, this award speaks to the resounding commitment that OPTIMUS | SBR has towards their employees to providing a culture of collaboration and innovation.
The award is another validation of OPTIMUS | SBR’s commitment to create an environment that encourages innovative and cutting edge thinking by employees in order to provide top value to their clients. “We are proud of having our office space recognized by ARIDO with an award which puts us among the ranks of the very best in Canada”, says Kevin Gauci, the firm’s managing director.
The design and subsequent build-out of the office space follows the merger of the former OPTIMUS Consulting Group, SBR Global, and Kemerer Group Inc. which joined forces in November 2010. Armed with a new brand including an award winning office space, OPTIMUS | SBR is well equipped to position itself as the top-of-mind trusted advisory firm that gets the job done.
About the ARIDO Awards
Since 1982, ARIDO has held an annual awards program for all Registered members. The ARIDO Awards is one of the most highly regarded honours in the interior design community. Showcasing excellence, innovation and originality in interior design, the awards bring superior design to the forefront each year. As part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, ARIDO's award ceremony annually recognizes winning projects in 11 different categories: residential; retail spaces; workplaces; health-care facilities; marketing centres; public and institutional spaces; hotels and recreational spaces; restaurants, bars and clubs; restoration and adaptive reuse; special projects and sustainable design.
About OPTIMUS | SBR
Based in Toronto, OPTIMUS | SBR (optimussbr.com) is a management consulting firm that provides strategy and leadership development, process and implementation planning, and project management support to leading firms across North America. Since 1979, our consultants have provided professional advisory services custom tailored to fit the needs of each firm and each individual client. Following the merger of the former OPTIMUS Consulting Group, SBR Global, and Kemerer Group Inc. in November 2010, it now benefits from bigger talent, more experience, and deeper knowledge to provide clients with practical and effective solutions.
About Bullock Associates Design Consultants Inc.
Started in 1979, Bullock Associates has for over 30 years remained focused on the corporate community. They provide interior design services for the creation, relocation and renovation of corporate workplaces. They believe that excellence in Workplace Design is all about People. As Interior Designers, their job is to understand how People work so they can design and build a workplace that supports them. Their projects range in size from 5,000 to 80,000 square feet and their scope of services takes responsibility for all the tasks and people involved in completing every project.