Always, our designs are created for our clients, not for design judges or media critics. On the other hand, we are grateful for the applause from awards programmes and publications alike, which acknowledges both our role and that of our clients.


2015 ARIDO Award of Merit 2015, Environics See this project

2014 ARIDO Award of Merit 2014, The Advocates’ Society See this project

2013 ARIDO Award of Excellence 2013, Condo See this project

2013 ARIDO Award of Excellence 2013, Entro See this project

2012 ARIDO Award of Merit 2012, Pied-A-Terre See this project

2011 ARIDO Award of Merit, 2011 Tim Burton Exhibition See this project

2010 IIDEX Booth Award – Bronze BRC Sustainable Elements

with Cannon Design:

2010 ARIDO Award of Merit, Durham Region Courthouse See this project

2010 ARIDO Award of Merit, Richmond Olympic Oval with permission from Michael Totzke, Editor Canadian Interiors See More

2009 ARIDO Project of the Year, Cannon Design St. Louis offices

2009 ARIDO Award of Excellence, Cannon Design St. Louis offices

2009 ARIDO Award of Merit, Invesco Enterprise Services

2009 ARIDO Award of Merit, Urbacon See this project

with Rice Brydone:

2000 ASID Best of Competition, Corporate, AIM Funds Management

2000 ARIDO Silver, AIM Funds Management


2016 Award, October 1. Canada’s best-read design and construction magazine published a cover story on IN8, entitled “Design Engineering” in reference to the firm’s focus on paring down their design concepts to the essential solutions. The article also spoke of IN8’s history and the founders’ shared design principles of order, beauty and detailing, using several Toronto projects as examples. Read the article

2014 Globe and Mail, July 24. The national newspaper’s Home and Design section praised the IN8 design of a downtown Toronto condo, declaring it “downsizing done right” and praising Michel Arcand’s ability to design for big impact in a small space. Read the article  See this project

2014 Spring Canadian Edition International Architecture & Design. This quarterly magazine, which features the finest in contemporary architecture and interior design from across the globe, dedicated a full page of praise for IN8, citing the reorganized layout, dramatic use of colour and finely detailed finishes and millwork that created an exciting living space that won an ARIDO Award. Read the article  See this project

2013 Azure, June. Dedicated to inventive projects and inspiringideas, this award-winning magazine on contemporary architecture and design featured IN8’s work in the cover story, praising Michel Arcand’s transformation and re-energizing of a downtown apartment into “a sophisticated home with bold hues, custom millwork and an abundance of natural light”. Read the article

2012 CondoLife, October 1. “IN8 Design Inc.’s Michel Arcand’sPied-a-Terre” states that a small space does not have to confine personal taste and points to this award-winning condo renovation. The interview with Michel Arcand addresses the goals and inspiration for this project as well as IN8’s unique long-distance relationship with the client and ends with a discussion of the firm’s no nonsense scheduling and budgeting approach. See this project

2012 Globe and Mail, May 25. The national newspaper’s Real Estate section focused on the Yorkville “condo overhaul … that mixes modernity with antiques”, saying that the tension between traditional and contemporary is what makes the design successful. The article spoke of the clients’ delight in the function and style of their ‘pied-a-terre’ and of its investment value. Read the article See this project

2010 180° TIFF Programme Guide, November -January. “Tim Burton in the TIFF Bell Lightbox Gallery” praised “the new look and entirely revamped exhibition design” created for the arrival of this remarkable show in Toronto following its successful engagements at MoMa and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. That new look was developed by IN8’s Michel Arcand in collaboration with Barr Gilmore Art & Design to meet the challenge of mounting the show in a space roughly 1,000 sq. ft. smaller than the original with a unique setting befitting the master filmmaker’s quirky vision. Read the article   See this project