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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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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