Ottawa River Runnners’ Pumphouse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#OttawaArchitecture2017

OttawaArchitectureIn just over a year, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. Celebrations have been planned in cities across the country and here in Ottawa, we’re poised to join in the celebration with our own 150th birthday festivities. Continue reading

Giving Tuesday: December 1st, 2015

Hobin and Associates Giving TuesdayHaving spent the year focusing our social media attention on various organizations and charities in the Ottawa-area through our #GivingBack efforts, we are pleased to see the Giving Tuesday movement towards giving as a follow up to busy online shopping days and just ahead of the holiday bustle. Continue reading

Homes for the Holidays

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The Barry J. Hobin & Associates team is thrilled to have been part of the 2015 Homes for the Holidays event for Hospice Care Ottawa, which took place November 14th and 15th throughout the Ottawa area. Continue reading