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Brenda Bjarnason graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Interior Design with a Bachelor of Interior Design, Honours where her academic achievements included the Thesis Prize, Dean’s Honour List and the Alumni Scholarship.


Following graduation, Brenda firmly established her career with Ove Design in Montreal.  In 1985, she became an associate and opened Ove Design Interior’s Toronto office. 


Bjarnason + Associates Interiors Inc. was founded in 1988 and was re-named Bjarnason Design Inc. in 2017. Brenda Bjarnason’s design experience encompasses corporate office design, non-profit and arts organizations, private residences, condominium projects, community facilities including family drop-in and youth centres, retirement communities, nursing homes, health care, retail, and hospitality.  Brenda has been honoured with the following design awards:


                     ARIDO Award of Excellence      Category: Private Residence      Project: Stratford Cottage

                     ARIDO Gold Award                     Category: Corporate                    Project: The Strategic Council

                     ARIDO Silver Award                   Category: Corporate                    Project: Ontario Trillium                                                                                                                                             Foundation


Bjarnason Design Inc.’s portfolio includes corporate and commercial design, community facilities and residential projects ranging from renovations, additions and new construction.  Our services include:


                    Space Utilization & Feasibility Studies
                    Conceptual Space Planning 
                    Detailed Planning & Interior Design Development
                    Working Drawings & Specifications
                    Tender, Project Coordination & Follow up

Our team is committed to generating design solutions that respond to the clients’ needs and reflect their functional and organizational or personal requirements, goals, objectives and philosophy.  Creative and constructive communication between the client and design team plays an important role in the design process, resulting in imaginative, innovative and functionally cost effective design solutions.  Inclusive, universal and barrier free planning, design and detailing, as well as the use of environmentally safe building products and finishes are integral to our proposed design solutions.  Prior to finalizing the proposed planning and design solutions, we review them with the client to confirm that they meet the design criteria and budget, and can be implemented within the schedule guidelines.  Once these aspects have been approved by the client, we prepare working drawings and specifications, coordinate the tender process, and supervise construction and post move in follow up.  All of these elements are paramount to the success of the design process and ensure that the final project reflects the original objectives and blueprint design.

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