City of Ottawa’s Urban Design Award
On Tuesday, October 17th, members from Hobin Architecture attended the Urban Design Awards hosted by the City of Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. We were honoured to accept the Special Jury Prize for Tall Building Design Excellence for The Rideau at Lansdowne, along with partners Minto Communities Ottawa and CSW Landscape Architects. This was one of only FIVE Awards of Excellence that were handed out this year. The Rideau at Lansdowne team includes Barry J. Hobin, Marc Thivierge, Doug Van Den Ham, Rheal Labelle, Doug Brooks, Jeff Chaput, Alison Michelin and Leila Emmrys.
We also received two Awards of Merit: one in the category of Visions and Master Plans for Greystone Village (with partners eQ Homes and Novatech); the second in the category of Urban Infill, Low Rise for the Mutchmor Public School Addition (with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Lashley + Associates, Landscape Architects).
Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
On October 13th, The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards was recognized by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals for the innovative and sustainable engineering approach that was taken in its exhaustive renovation. An Award of Merit was presented to CAHP members Jean-Michel Carrière of Adjeleian Allen Rubeli (the consulting Structural Engineer for the project), John Stewart of Commonwealth Historic Resource Management (the project’s Heritage Consultant) and Robert Martin (the City’s Advocate Architect during the planning stage). The project team from Hobin Architecture (made up of Sandy Davis, Dan Henhoeffer, Leila Emmrys, Steve Clifford and Hugo Latreille) were thrilled to be a part of this heritage renovation, along with design-build partners Morley Hoppner. The entire consultant and construction team rallied together to complete the project on schedule, which was no small feat given the complexity of the building’s many integrated systems and the poor condition of the existing structure. Read more about The Innovation Centre, here.
GOHBA 2017 Housing Design Awards
The 34th Annual Housing Design Awards took place on Saturday, October 23rd downtown at the Shaw Centre. Presented by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA), this event recognized housing excellence across the Ottawa area.
Our team proudly accepted SIX awards, including:
- Custom Urban Home (2,400 sq. ft. or less) Contemporary – Powell Avenue Residence
- Custom Urban Home: Semi-detached – 280/282 Hinchey Avenue
- Low to Mid-Rise Building (6-80 units) – 12 Stirling Avenue Redevelopment
- Low Rise Unit – The Carriageway Townhome at Booth Street Central
- Mid to High-Rise Unit – The Schoolhouse Loft at 12 Stirling
- Custom Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more) Contemporary $75,001 and over – Sophisticated Lounge Kitchen
Making the list of finalists in nine categories, six awards (swooping the Condo Category with three trophies) is a significant achievement for the Hobin Architecture team. Thank you GOHBA for this tremendous honour!
GOHBA Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards
On Tuesday, November 21st, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association hosted their 2017 Sales and Marketing Awards luncheon at The Brookstreet Hotel. With over 130 entries, 40 awards were handed out in categories honouring efforts for best in model homes, sales staff and centres, as well as a number of trophies for traditional and digital marketing programs. Co-submitted with our marketing agency of record, TRUEdotDESIGN, we were pleased to receive two marketing awards including:
- Best Industry Partner Marketing Campaign – Hobin rebrand rollout
- Best Industry Partner Video – Hobin timeline video
These awards recognize the work of TRUEdotDESIGN with Hobin Architecture’s Steve Clifford (Marketing & Communications) in addition to David O’Malley of Aerographics, who designed the new logo.
One of the bigger honours of the day was receiving the award for “Best Community” for eQ Homes’ Greystone Village. Greystone Village is a 26-acre mixed-use, master-planned community inspired by the area’s 100-year old history revitalized with modern architectural design in over 900 superbly designed singles, towns, and condos. Greystone was also recognized with an award for the River Terraces Sales Centre. Read more about Greystone Village, here.
Other notable achievements of 2017 include our custom home at 172 Clemow making runner-up at the provincial (OHBA) Home Builders’ Awards, as well as Minto@Lansdowne being chosen as a Finalist for a National (CHBA) Home Builders’ Award.