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M. Sue Bennett – Principal | C.E.O.

suesmallerProfessional Overview

As Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Sue is responsible for Bennett Design’s strategic focus and business performance. She is directly involved with quality initiatives including design excellence and client relationship integrity. She oversees the growth and diversification of the firm, defines performance objectives and is a thought leader and innovator in her field. Sue served on the ARIDO Board of Directors as President in 2012, is currently on the Board of Governors and is active in the design community. She is passionate about great design, why design matters and how it connects people, space and business. Sue is a champion for families, happiness and the natural world around her.

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma Interior Design. Fanshawe College, School of Design
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
ARIDO – President 2012
ARIDO – Board of Governors
BCIN Certified
LEED AP Certified
MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate)
Grohe Gold Award – Washroom Design, 2003
Grohe Silver Award – Washroom Design, 2005
ARIDO Award of Excellence – Facility + Branding – Ontario SPCA, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Corporate Interior – Large – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Sustainable Design – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
W100 (Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs) 2012 – Rank 57th
W100 (Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs) 2015 – Rank 19th
Profit 500 (Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies) 2015 – Rank 144
North American Enterprising Women of the Year – 2015
W100 (Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs) 2016 – Rank 8th
Profit 500 (Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies) 2016 – Rank 115
Profit 500 (Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies) 2017 – Rank 205

Email: s.bennett@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x107

 


Jennifer Torok – Director of Design

jennifersmallerProfessional Overview

In the position of Director of Design, Jennifer Torok manages the Bennett Design Team, works on projects in the capacity of Prime Consultant overseeing our sub-consulting team and is responsible for project administration, compliance, quality and detail assurance, as well as risk assessment and mitigation. Jennifer has an accomplished background in construction detailing and design and has extensive experience in all aspects of managing large multi-disciplinary projects and teams. Jennifer will be involved in project definition, client discovery, programming, feasibility process through to budgeting review, design scope and schedule detailing as well as overall team management and coordination right through to client move-in ensuring that all milestones and deliverable targets are successfully met.

Qualifications+Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Applied Arts Interior Design, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
BCIN Certified
LEED AP Certified
MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate) – Pending
ARIDO, Board of Directors 2016
ARIDO Award of Excellence – Facility + Branding – Ontario SPCA, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Corporate Interior – Large – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Sustainable Design – T.D. Financing Services, 2011

Email: j.torok@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x105

 


Marie-Pierre Lussier – Director of Project Management

Professional Overview

In her role as Project Manager, Marie-Pierre expertly leads teams from project inception to completion. Bringing an extensive combined expertise in both project and program management of equipment implementation and capital projects, Marie-Pierre ensures all established design criteria and budgets are maintained.  Marie-Pierre‘s engaging communication style, problem-solving and negotiation skills, passion and dedication to her work assures clients that she is always focused on creating exceptional environments that deliver on their objectives.

 

Qualifications+Professional Achievements

B. Eng. Mech
PMP
Six-Sigma Greenbelt Certified

 

Email: m.lussier@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x110

 


Scott Metcalfe – Director of Business Development

Email: s.metcalfe@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617
Cel: 416-550-3603

 

 

 

 


Jill Priestman – Workplace Strategist

Professional Overview

Jill Priestman is a Workplace Strategist with Bennett Design. Her area of expertise is in the execution and analysis of Bennett Design’s proprietary discovery initiative guide (d.i.g.™) program and working with organizations to quantify space and culture needs. Jill’s hands-on working style through the use of surveys, observation techniques and focus sessions with many clients over the years has given her keen insight into readily identifying current workplace challenges and areas for opportunities.

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Sheridan College – School of Crafts + Design
ARIDO Award of Excellence – Facility + Branding – Ontario SPCA , 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Corporate Interior – Large – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Sustainable Design – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
MCR-w (Master of Corporate Real Estate-workplace) – Pending
Change Management Professional Certification

Email: j.priestman@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x122

 


Andrea Fraser – Workplace Strategist

Professional Overview

Andrea Fraser is a Workplace Strategy Specialist with Bennett Design. Her area of expertise is in the execution of Bennett Design’s proprietary d.i.g.™ (discovery initiative guide) program and working with organizations to develop Workplace Strategy solutions to optimize people, space and business. With a background in the environmental field, Andrea is also responsible for the development and management of Bennett’s Pure Design program; the practice of specifying products and solutions that support a collective effort to limit our company’s footprint on the natural environment.

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Environmental and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo
Diploma of Environmental Management, Certificate of Environmental Assessment, Niagara College
MCR-w (Master of Corporate Real Estate-workplace) – Pending
Change Management Professional Certification

Email: a.fraser@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x114

 


Sarah Faith Clark – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma Art Fundamentals, Sheridan College
Diploma of Interior Design, Sheridan College
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
BCIN Certified
ARIDO Award of Merit – Corporate Interior – Large – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Sustainable Design – T.D. Financing Services, 2011

Email: s.faith@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617

 


Kelly Rhyness – Project DesignerKelly Rhyness

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo
Interior Design Diploma, Sheridan College
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer

Email: k.rhyness@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x127

 


 

Sarah Cuffley – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma of Interior Design, Sheridan College
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),  Registered Interior Designer
LEED AP

Email: s.cuffley@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x139

 


Sara Brown – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma of Interior Design, Honours, Sheridan College
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
Certified Ergonomics Evaluator, COEE, 2012

Email: s.brown@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x127

 


Renee Adamkowski – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design, Ryerson University
Interior Designers of Canada, (IDC)
Associated of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
LEED AP Interior Design + Construction (LEED AP ID+C)

Email: r.adamkowski@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x133

 


Laura Fyles – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, OCADU

Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Manitoba
Diploma in Interior Design, Kwantlen College
Diploma in Visual Merchandising, Langara Campus Vocational College

Email: l.fyles@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617

 


Anna Johnston – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design (BID), Ryerson University
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer
NCIDQ

Email: a.johnston@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x124

 


Riley Short – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),  Intern

Email: r.short@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x134

 


Jim Sandik – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Applied Arts-Interior Design (BAAID), Ryerson University
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),  Registered Interior Designer

Email: j.sandik@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x123

 

 


Danielle Santos – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma Interior Design, Georgian College
NCIDQ
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),   Registered Interior Designer
LEED, Green Associate

Email: d.santos@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x118

 


Jennifer Babin – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Advanced Diploma Interior Design, Fanshawe College
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern

Email: j.babin@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617

 

 


Natalie Mandeville – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma of Interior Design, Sheridan College
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern

Email: n.mandeville@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x130

 

 


Andrea Doak – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Diploma Interior Design, Sheridan Institute of Technology + Advanced Learning
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern
ARIDO Award of Merit – Corporate Interior – Large – T.D. Financing Services, 2011
ARIDO Award of Merit – Sustainable Design – T.D. Financing Services, 2011

Email: a.doak@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617


Alyssa Hood – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design, Ryerson University
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern

Email: a.hood@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x112

 


Lise Hyatt – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design, Humber College
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Registered Interior Designer

Email: l.hyatt@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x129

 


Alessia Fontana – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern

Email: a.fontana@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x111

 


 

Emily Mills – Project Designer

Qualifications + Professional Achievements

Bachelor of Interior Design, Conestoga College

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design, Georgian College
Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Intern

Email: e.mills@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x140

 


  Bethany Matovic – Administration + Communications Coordinator

Email: b.matovic@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x128

 

 

 

 


Lori Waines – Accounts Manager

Email: l.waines@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x103

 

 

 

 


Bill Priestman – I.T. | Facilities

Email: w.priestman@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x115

 

 

 

 


Dawn Okabe –  Administrative Coordinator

Email: d.okabe@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x131

 

 

 

 


Victoria Kennedy –  Administration | Library Coordinator

Email: v.kennedy@bennettdesign.ca
Tel: 905-852-4617 x101