2017 Awards & Nominations

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City of Ottawa’s Urban Design Award

On Tuesday, October 17th, members from Hobin Architecture attended the Urban Design Awards hosted by the City of Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. We were honoured to accept the Special Jury Prize for Tall Building Design Excellence for The Rideau at Lansdowne, along with partners Minto Communities Ottawa and CSW Landscape Architects. This was one of only FIVE Awards of Excellence that were handed out this year. The Rideau at Lansdowne team includes Barry J. Hobin, Marc Thivierge, Doug Van Den Ham, Rheal Labelle, Doug Brooks, Jeff Chaput, Alison Michelin and Leila Emmrys.
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Project Spotlight: Greystone Village, The Oblate Lands Redevelopment

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Greystone Village is a unique urban development on a site that is steeped in history and community significance.

For more than 150 years the 26 acre site has been the home of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. From here the Oblate Fathers had a powerful influence on the development of the community of Old Ottawa East in the founding of churches, schools, and St. Paul University. With its central location, vast open space, and long shoreline along the Rideau River, the site also became a prime unofficial recreation area. Informal linkages between neighbourhoods were created through the site as well.
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Building a Bridge

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If you’ve ever wandered west of Kanata along the 417, you’ve surely seen The Bridge Wesleyan Church. Occupying a long, roadside piece of land on the north side of the Queensway, The Bridge is a familiar site to Ottawa residents who commute to the Kanata area and attend hockey games and events at the Canadian Tire Centre. Continue reading

Cottage at Backwards Bay

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The Cottage at Backwards Bay sits on a Québec island nestled into a hillside amongst boulders, spruces and pines. As you approach the cottage, you make your way to the entrance of this peaceful abode through a quaint outdoor living room that sits below a treehouse bedroom. The bedroom is slung between the main cottage and a cluster of tree-like poles. Continue reading

GOHBA 2017 Housing Design Awards Finalists Announced



On Monday, August 14th, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) named their finalists in the 34th Annual Housing Design Awards. This event recognizes excellence in the housing industry across the greater Ottawa area. Awards will be handed out to this year’s top designers, builders and renovators in a prestigious evening of recognition.

Hobin Architecture is proud to announce that eleven of our projects have been named finalists in the adjudication process:
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Taggart Group Partners with Hobin on Hintonburg Heritage Buildings

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History meets industrial modern architecture in the heart of Ottawa’s Hintonburg community with the heritage-inspired redevelopment of 1140 Wellington Street West. Hobin Architecture was proudly retained as Project Architects working along side the Taggart Group/Tamarack Homes on the recently completed phase one: Tamarack Wellington, the new mixed-use building at the corner of Wellington Street West and Rosemount Avenue. 1140 Wellington is a dream location just steps away from a diverse mix of art galleries, design studios, trendy boutiques and restaurants. The project was completed in September 2016, and is now 95% homeowner occupied with 52 beautifully designed units constructed on six floors. The top floor units with private roof top terraces have spectacular city views from all directions, including a view of the Ottawa River. The ground floor includes the common lobby and four large leasable commercial spaces.

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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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