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.  Continue reading

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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A glimpse at the midway point of Sandy and Carol’s 2015 RIDE

The RIDE, a cycling fundraising event held annually in support of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, takes place on Sunday, September 11th, departing from Tunney’s Pasture at 7:30 am. Funds raised through this event, formally known as “Ride the Rideau”, will support initiatives including those of Dr. John Bell whose cutting edge research has lead to what is essentially a focused cancer killing virus tailored to attack cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Continue reading

Ottawa River Runners’ Pumphouse



A Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects team, including Barry Hobin, Doug Brooks, Hugo Latreille, and led by Rheal Labelle, is working with Douglas Corkery, the President of the Ottawa River Runners (ORR) on the development of a new Storage Pavilion and Clubhouse for their Pumphouse Race and Training Facility – training home of the National CanoeKayak Canada team, including Olympians Michael Tayler (2012, 2016) and Cameron Smedley (2016). Douglas Corkery’s tremendous efforts in leading the discussions with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) as well as in obtaining an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to help fund the construction of this facility has been a major achievement and key contributor in the materialization of this project. Continue reading

Vision and Passion Inspires Collaboration between Leading Ottawa Developer and Architect


Any development, no matter the size or scope, begins with an idea. In the case of Uniform Developments, that idea was driven by a passion for architecture and the pursuit for excellence. Building on a solid history of commercial developments, Ottawa-based Uniform expanded into residential developments in 1996 with The Oaks, near Island Park Drive. Continue reading

Hobin’s Ark


This year, amidst the pounding of the drums and the splashing of oars of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, there will be a new competitor in the field: “Hobin’s Ark,” the first official Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects driven Dragon Boat team. Continue reading