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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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