IDIBC AWARDS JUDGES 2022
Chris Kourouniotis is Principal of CKDESIGN licensed Interior Design Inc, an Edmonton based interior design firm specializing in Corporate and Hospitality Interiors. Chris brings 25 years of design experience to his design team, with a wide range of project experience ranging from Executive Workplace Interiors to large scale franchise QSR design development. With a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University and secondary schooling in Athens – Greece, Chris brings a unique design dynamic to his work. Education quality has been a key to his success over the years – Chris believes in and supports many Canadian based design institutions. In 2008, Chris opened his own boutique licensed Interior Design firm in Edmonton. Shortly thereafter, Chris purchased and built out a new office building for his team, where today he shares his design vision daily with a diverse design team and brings this passion to every project he is involved in.
Chau has over 20 years of commercial interior design experience. Chau’s approach to projects combines her strengths in planning, design, and project management. Her interest in Graphic Design creates a strong sense of brand within her project work. Her diverse experience includes hospitality, multi-family, corporate offices, retail, and learning environments. Chau is passionate about what she does and surrounds herself with people who love what they do. She uses observation and active listening as a tool to learn how people enjoy their surroundings – if it doesn’t work, how do we make it better? She believes the unique nature of interior design is how we can improve the connection between users and their environment by providing a meaningful space for social, work, and living functions.
A leading figure on the Canadian design scene, Inger Bartlett is the founder and President of Bartlett & Associates, currently in its 39th year producing award-winning workplace designs. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Fine Art, followed by her BID from the University of Manitoba under the Faculty of Architecture, Inger subsequently established B|A with a commitment to excellence and creativity. A focus on innovative design within the context of the architecture of interior spaces is evident in all of the firm’s projects.
Inger’s passion for design has led to numerous awards, in Canada, the US, and internationally and the firm’s work has been published in leading journals around the world. As a highly respected member of the industry, Inger has participated as a judge for multiple design competitions and she has provided valuable insight while on the advisory boards for the University of Manitoba and Ryerson University’s interior design programs in the past. Inger is looking forward to participating in the 2022 IDIBC Shine Awards.