Bayview Yards Receives Canadian Green Building Award

June 1, 2020

The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types. A jury of distinguished professionals adjudicate the awards annually based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence and technical innovation.

 Hobin Architecture, along with our extended project team including Invest Ottawa, is pleased to receive this coveted award for the Bayview Yards project. For a detailed project description, please visit the project profile.

“The LEED Gold certification is exemplary for an adaptive reuse project.”

The Hobin project team for this project was headed up by Architect William A. Davis, and included Barry Hobin (Design Principal), Dan Henhoeffer (Production & Contract Administration), Leila Emmrys (Production), Hugo Latreille (Design & Visualization) and Steve Clifford (Proposal Coordination). Congratulations to the entire project team.

The award announcement was published by SABMag on May 28, 2020.

Cours Bayview Yards

Hobin Architecture Incorporated – Existing Building Upgrade Award

The LEED Gold Cours Bayview Yards is Ottawa’s epicentre for entrepreneurial programs and services. The centre was developed within a 48,000ft2 industrial building originally built in the 1940s as a City Workshops facility. The project showcases the potential for the adaptive reuse of vacant industrial buildings, executed affordably and sustainably. Highlights include: retention of over 85% of the building’s original structure, maximized thermal performance through use of premium insulation and fenestration, and high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems.

Jury comment:

“This conversion of a 1940s City Works Yard building into an Innovation Hub demonstrates how the careful and pragmatic adaptive reuse of an unprepossessing building can transform the dynamics of a neighbourhood, create a sense of place, and at the same time support social and cultural continuity. The act of preservation conserves embodied energy in the existing structure and avoids that associated with a new building. The LEED Gold certification is exemplary for an adaptive reuse project. 

Thanks to SABMag and the 2020 Canadian Green Building Awards jury: Shelley Craig, B.E.S, A.A.DIPL, MAIBC, FRAIC, Alan Murphy, B.E.S, B.Arch., MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP and Claude Bourbeau, OAQ, OAA, MIRAC, LEED AP.

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