Nominated for the award: Urban Planning and Design
Position: Principal Designer
Biography: Negin Valizadeh is the principal designer of NVD with over 10 years of experience in the field of interior design, providing design services and business direction to some of the top award wining firms in Toronto. Her involvement in some of the most prestigious residential and commercial projects around the GTA, has put her on the mission to bring luxury design to everyday users. Her philosophy is that a well-designed space should be accessible, not just a luxury. Negin is an advocate of great design and quality service. In 2020 she launched the IDCorner live podcasts hosting talks surrounding the topic of overcoming challenges in interior design and business management. Bringing members of the decor and design community together and interviewing entrepreneurs including architects, interior designers and contractors to bridge the gap of communication in various stages of the design and construction process. After completing a B.ID degree in Interior Design from the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), she excelled her design skills as an ARIDO Intern member while apprenticing with some of the most talented mentors. She has been an active member of the ARIDO EDAA sub-committee since 2021. Educating the public on the importance of pursuing design education for professionals in this field. She continues to collaborate with various professionals, property developers and home owners who strive for quality results in their projects.