Two New Fire Stations Coming to Ottawa

ENTRANCE36FINAL
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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

THE RIDE

The Ride 2015A 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

Hobin.Pumphouse.Ottawa River Runners. Rendering 1

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

Hobin.Uniform.Mackay House eve fixed a

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

BJH&A, Dragon Boat,2016

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

Public Art at Beaver Barracks

Heart-Glass by cj fleury unveiled at Beaver Barracks Ottawa

On May 7th, Gord Lorimer joined Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and MPP, Ottawa Centre as well as Councillor Catherine McKenney, Somerset Ward at the final unveiling of the public art component at Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC)‘s Beaver Barracks. Continue reading

IllumiNATION LeBreton selected by NCC for LeBretonFlats

Hobin.RendezvousLeBreton.IlluminationLebreton1

Following the official National Capital Commission (NCC) announcement this afternoon, we are pleased to share news that the RendezVous LeBreton Group’s illumiNATION LeBreton proposal has been selected for the reincarnation of the LeBreton Flats space in Ottawa. Continue reading

24 Sussex Drive: Reinvented

24 Sussex Ottawa Magazine 04.indd

Featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Ottawa Magazine, Barry J. Hobin & Associates took on the theoretical challenge of reinventing the Prime Minister of Canada’s official residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.  The exercise truly was a group effort, with significant contributions made by Todd Duckworth, Rheal Labelle, Patrick Bisson, Hugo Latreille and Steve Clifford under the leadership of Barry Hobin, Gord Lorimer and Doug Brooks.  Our full design resolution can be viewed in our portfolio.

LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The LeBreton Flats project has been a hot topic of discussion, particularly over the last few weeks. Today, proposed development plans will be revealed by the two groups currently vying for the opportunity to reinvigorate this dynamic space.

Among them is the RendezVous LeBreton Group (RLG) of which we at Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects are pleased to be a part, along with an impressive list of local and international professionals, architects, developers, designers, innovators, and visionaries.

The RLG proposal includes a significant number of impressive elements, experiences and defined destinations that will not only revitalize the area, to be known as Illumination LeBreton, but will provide an innovative opportunity to enhance tourism and celebrate Ottawa’s unique heritage.

For more information and to share your opinions about the proposals, visit the NCC’s website.