Big thanks to the 2015 CommerceDesignWinnipeg Jury:


Travis Cooke, Architect, Principal of 1x1 Architecture Inc.

John KieranDirector of Property Planning & Development, City of Winnipeg

Nancy Maruca, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba - Department of Interior Design

Liz Wreford Taylor, Principal Landscape Architect, Plain Projects


75 Forks Market Road

Owner: Sparrow Hotels
Interior Design: McKinley Burkart

Smith is a good use of space,creating comfort, consistency, and sophistication. Quality design and production value is evident and well put together. The Canadiana style reinforces the identity and comfort of the space.

Lunch Bell Bistro

662 Main Street
Owners: Changes Supporting Living Services Inc.
Architect: WORK/SHOP Projects

The pallete of wood and white work well together creating consistency in this small space. Well-designed ceilings and benches bring the space together and create its unique identity.


The Merchant Kitchen & Bar

314 Donald Street
Owner: Bobby Mottola
Architects: Stantec

The Merchant demonstrates an eclectic, colourful, contemporary interpretation of a Middle Easter bazaar. It highlights excellent design detailing, great layout, and flow. Clearly designed for use by groups.

Yoga Public

280 Fort Street
Owner: Rick & Ida Bel
Interior Design: Belinda Albo Design Studio

This space boasts excellent planning and flow with compatible character of design to yoga. In addition to high-quality contemporary finishes with good design knowledge, the connection between the street and interior is noteworthy. Elegant furniture, high-quality materials, and interesting graphics are used in this Asian-mix design.

Beet Happening

818 Notre Dame Avenue
Owner: Justin Ludwar

Furniture Designer: Ben Borley
Graphic Designer: Urbanlink

Strong branding with fun and inviting street presence welcome visitors into this space. It has a consistent, playful design, attractive ceiling heights, and good layout and flow. The use of bright colours and the natural, subtle lighting add the well-crafted and thoughtful design.

Green Apple Skateboard Shop

836-A Corydon Avenue
Owner: Mike McDermott

Architect: Jon Ferrer

A quirky and sophisticated skateboard shop with great street appeal. The design is clean and far from cliche. The small front desk is the appropriate scale, and interesting wood products are used to display each separate brand, boosting the originality.