2016 Design Excellence Awards

2016 People's choice Logo

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The 2016 Design Excellence Awards recognize professionals that demonstrate Excellence in their field, representing the best kitchen and bathrooms. This year we have an amazing 98 entries!! What a competition! Each entry has been judged anonymously by a qualified group of their peers. Join us for an enchanting evening as we celebrate all the amazing designs.

This year, The NKBA recognizes “Ottawa’s Lumber History” making it our special theme for the evening! The Awards will be held at the Infinity Conference Center, on April 22nd, 2017. The Gala commences at 5pm where the evening begins with a Reception honoring both Students and Guests. Join us for our evening’s Signature Drink, and appetizers, while viewing all of the spectacular work submitted by upcoming Designers from the Kitchen and Bath program at Algonquin.


And what will you choose for dinner. There are two sensational meals to choose from! 

Main Courses

Grilled Herb and Garlic Rubbed Beef Tenderloin (6oz) with a Brandy Cream Demi-Glaze, seved with Wild Mushroom Risotto


Cinnamon Crusted Halibut (6oz) with a Moroccan Carrot and White Wine Emulsion


Grilled Haloumi Cheese, Toasted Quinoa, Avocado, Tomatoes, Peas, Kalamata Olives, Mint, with Pomegranate Molasses Olive Oil


We are also fortunate to have SCHLUTER SYSTEMS providing rides home for the evening, after the Gala. Please ensure that you select this option when purchasing your ticket (Options 3, 5 or 7) if you would like a Designated Driver for yourself and your Guest, and a member of the Team will contact you prior to the event to arrange a safe ride home for you. Click on the tree to go to the People’s Choice Voting

 All guests’ tickets include the Reception and we also have Cocktail only tickets available for our guests. 

INFINITY Conference Center


Cocktail Party for Industry & Student Awards:


 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 Gala Dinner:


Starts at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Award Presentations:

Starts at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Do you have any allergies, dietary restrictions, or gluten issues? We’d like to help ! Email designexcellenceawards@nkbaottawa.org and let us know how we can do just that.

Seating Requests? Send us an email at designexcellenceawards@nkbaottawa.org

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

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Design Excellence Awards Committee

Giuseppe Castrucci                          gcastrucci@laurysenkitchens.com

Julia Enriques                                    Julia@astrodesigncentre.com

Bailey Delanty                                  bailey.delanty@outlook.com

Caroline Castrucci                           ccastrucci@laurysenkitchens.com

Cyndi Marleau-Ryder                      cyndim@ottawacopperston.ca

Nathalie Tambay                             designafficionada@hotmail.com

Julia Fortey                                       forteyj@algonquincollege.com

Andrea Sevigny                                asevigny@ceragres.ca

Ola Elmaghraby                elma0049@algonquinlive.com

Sara Lyn Edgerton                           nylaras@gmail.com

Greg Moeller                                    gregmoeller@gmail.com

Chris Tomalty                                   chris@thetomaltys.com