Barry J. Hobin

Architect, Founding Partner

Barry Hobin is the founding partner of Hobin Architecture Incorporated. The firm, comprised of 34 professionals, has developed a noteworthy stature over its 38-year history. The firm has received numerous local, provincial and national design awards. Mr. Hobin has demonstrated the value of cost-sensitive design and is recognized for his contribution to the Ottawa architectural landscape.

“Design for community demands a cross disciplinary approach”

Mr. Hobin has been a strong advocate for architecture. He has been the president of the Royal Architectural institute of Canada. He has also served as Chairman of the Committee of Adjustments for the City of Ottawa, Design Committee Chair for the City of Kanata Town Centre, Site Selection Director for Habitat for Humanity and currently is a member of the Board of Governors for Carleton University. Mr. Hobin developed the TV series “Homes By Design” with Sound Venture productions to showcase residential projects in Canada and internationally.

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LeBreton Flats
1979-present
Hobin Architecture Incorporated, Ottawa
2013
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
2000
A. D. Dunton Alumni Award, Carleton University
2004
Adjunct Research Professor, School of Architecture, Carleton University
1997-1998
President, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Past Chairman (Building Program), Board of Governors, Carleton University
Past Director, Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region
Past Chairman, Committee of Adjustments, City of Ottawa
Past Chairman, Kanata Design Committee, City of Kanata
Past Director, Centretown Non‑Profit Housing Corporation