(The following images and text were published in Canadian Interiors.)
The oft-admired, usually off-limits sunken terrace flanking the King Street elevation of Roy Thomson Hall like a moat played host to Interface’s annual Client Appreciation Bash. After viewing the carpet-tile maker’s latest global collection, Look Both Ways, in the lobby, partygoers descended the outdoor spiral staircase to enjoy the rare treat of mingling in this paradoxical piece of urban landscape, deep in the heart of Toronto yet as remote as a mountain meadow.
Carolina Miranda, program manager, workplace solutions, BGIS; Tyler Peltzer, VP marketing/business development, DPI Construction Management; Joane Chan, principal, SDI Design; Paul Courchesne, senior sales rep, Colliers International; Galaen Masterson, senior sales associate, office leasing, CBRE; and Neal Ohm, managing director, RKF.
Interface’s Jim Poppens, VP, global marketing; Gavin Hendricks, VP, Canada and North East USA; and Andrea Roxas, account executive; and Alex Koloudis, partner, Trican Contract.
Mike Niven Interior Design’s Dinh Wong, intern student, and Daelan DeGraaf, designer; and Oskar Russwurm, building-information specialist, Mott Macdonald.
Gensler’s Alison Craig, retail designer; Kevin H. Lui, designer; Nisreen Balh, associate, design manager; and Rasha Muttar, design manager.
NORR’s Lisa Boulatova, architectural designer; and designers Brooke Anderson, Samantha Goddard and Gemma Mercer.
Ellen Eaton, associate, client development, workplace and commercial, Stantec Architecture; Candace Cross, facilities projects planner, Durham Regional Police; and Beth Speigner, HR manager, Interface.
Front: Kachi Design Group’s Cara Josie, senior designer, and Diana Kachi, marketing/social media. Back: Scott Reynolds, account executive, Interface; and Kachi Design Group’s Ramsin Kachi, principal designer; and Ethan Snow, junior designer.
Arney Fender Katsalidis’s Jaspal Sev, designer; Weronika Iwanek, junior designer; Jaimie Muszynski, senior interior designer; Alex Segal, designer; Olga Haliuk, interior designer; Katherine Locker, interior designer; Kayla Kimel, studio manager; Reva Quam, designer; Nick Coleman, architectural technologist; and Sho Itoh, associate director.
The buzz along the spiral staircase connecting Roy Thomson Hall’s lobby to the sunken terrace.