Awards laud effective design

The group for Design in Business held its second annual Design Effectiveness Awards June 4 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel.The Financial Post Design Effectiveness Awards were created to recognize the effectiveness of design in helping businesses build markets and...

The group for Design in Business held its second annual Design Effectiveness Awards June 4 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel.

The Financial Post Design Effectiveness Awards were created to recognize the effectiveness of design in helping businesses build markets and become more profitable.

- Spencer Francey Peters picked up the top award in the packaging category for its design of Valu Club, a line of supermarket house products. Client: Oshawa Foods.

- The Arnott Design Group walked away with the best product design award for its work on Statim Cassette Autoclave, a new medical device. Client: Sci-Can.

- International Design Group won in the retail environments category for its design of Allders Duty Free Store. Client: Allders International.

- Heather Cooper earned top honors in the corporate identity category. Client: Langdon Hall Country House Hotel.

- The Watt Group won for best business and commercial environments. Client: CTV Television Network.

- Jeff Layton & Associates won for best design work in the literature category for a project called Hook-a-Doc. Client: hmri.

- Ron Koudys Landscape Architect won for best design of leisure and public spaces. Client: 3M Canada.

- The Best of Show Award was won by Royal Housing System for Royal Building Systems. Client: The Royal Plastics Group.