Mutchmor Public School


Built in 1895 as a four-room school in the Romanesque Revival style, Mutchmor Public School is an elementary school in Ottawa, Ontario. It is located in The Glebe at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Lyon, and run by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Various expansions of Mutchmor Public have taken place over nine decades. The school is home to a growing population of nearly 550 students, in an active community where learning, wellness, engagement and active lifestyles are important values. The school’s options for expansion to meet the demand were limited due to the size of the site.

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Touring the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

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It’s one for the Ottawa history books, an important architectural reinvention, revitalizing the old and investing in the future, within a template of sustainability. Welcome to 7 Bayview Road, now commonly referred to as the Bayview Yards – Ottawa’s Innovation Hub. Collisions of creative geniuses, entrepreneurs and professionals from the community – a diverse mix of companies working together, in support the overall mandate of Bayview, and giving back to the community – all under one roof. Continue reading

Restoration and Redevelopment of an Ottawa Gem on the Rideau Canal

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The historic home at 3 Léonard Avenue sits on a prominent corner lot overlooking the Rideau Canal. Its beautiful turret has acted as a gateway to Old Ottawa South for the better part of a century. It has housed many families, notably the Hintons, the descendants of the esteemed Joseph Hinton – an important public servant who settled in the area in the 19th century, and the figure behind the name of the Hintonburg neighbourhood. Continue reading

Ravenhill Common Receives Conservation Award

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Hobin Architecture has received an Award of Excellence for Architectural Conservation from the City of Ottawa. The distinction reflects the infill project’s sensitivity to its historic context. The award was presented on February 21, 2017, at the newly opened Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, a vital heritage project which was also realized by our team.

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OakWood Headquarters


With more than 60 years of experience providing superior quality home renovations to residents throughout the Ottawa area, OakWood Renovation Experts have turned their expertise to a project closer to home.

OakWood’s new corporate headquarters, located at Trim Road and Highway 174 in Orleans, was designed by Hobin Architecture, one of Canada’s most respected architectural firms.

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Valour School in Petawawa, Ontario


In 2009, a team at Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects (now Hobin Architecture) led by Project Architect and Partner Wendy Brawley, began work with the Renfrew County District School Board to design a distinctive Kindergarten to grade 12 school that would bring together students from three schools – two of which were Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 schools while the third was a High School, grades 9 to 12, all located on Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.

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Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects is now Hobin Architecture

Celebrating our firm’s evolution with the launch of Hobin Architecture 

Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects is now Hobin Architecture. As our Community grows, so do we, and that growth brings with it new names and new faces. To celebrate our firm’s evolution, we are launching our new brand, merging our legacy with our vision for the future. Our commitment to our Clients remains unchanged, as does our passion for outstanding Architecture, City Building and Design for Community. We hope you will welcome our new identity.

RendezVous LeBreton Wins at the Best Ottawa Business Awards 2016

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 12.56.47 PMThe Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal held their annual Best Ottawa Business Award ceremony (The BOBs) on Saturday, November 10th at the Westin. The awards recognize Ottawa’s top businesses, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship within the Ottawa region. BOB awards were handed out to 25 companies in 17 categories, recognizing and honouring a variety of different industries.

We are pleased to announce that the awards for both “Newsmaker of the Year” and “Real Estate Deal of the Year” were presented to RendezVous LeBreton for IllumiNATION LeBreton.

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Two New Fire Stations Coming to Ottawa

Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. is proud to announce that our firm, as part of the Morley Hoppner Design-Build Team, has been retained for the design of two separate Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) fire stations with the City of Ottawa.

Incorporating contemporary, contextually-sensitive designs, the new fire stations will certainly become iconic buildings within their respective communities. Fire Station 36 will bring new life into an already established area off Cyrville Road in the Public Works Yard, while Fire Station 55 will be constructed on Portobello Drive, facing Brian Coburn Blvd, in an up-and-coming Orleans neighbourhood.

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The 2016 GOHBA Ottawa Citizen Peoples’ Choice Award

GOHBA Finalist


Finalists in the 33rd Annual GOHBA Housing Design Awards – including these ten projects designed by Barry J. Hobin and Associates – are also vying for the Ottawa Citizen’s People’s Choice Award.

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