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H

igh heels were slipped on
and black ties fished out
of the back of closets as
the who's who of Ottawa's
housing industry gathered in the
impressive Trillium ballroom at the
shaw Centre for the 32nd Annual
GOHBA Housing design awards. A
larger affair than in previous years,
over 600 guests including builders, architects and designers came
together to celebrate the best housing design our city has to offer.
This year, a panel of ten judges
decided who would take home the
coveted awards and, in a change
from previous years, were selected
experts from across Canada.
Judging took place online with just
one local judge in the selected few,
Algonquin College's Chris Hewett.
while awards favourites Christopher simmonds and Barry Hobin
took their fair share of trophies
this year, (five each, in fact) there
was no clean sweep from any one
company. Astro design centre also
took home five awards including
four of the eight Custom kitchen
categories.
Gordon weima design Builder
won the awards for Custom Kitchen
(180 sq.ft or less) - Traditional and
Custom Bathroom (100 sq.ft or
less). By no means a stranger to
the Housing design awards he has
seen how the industry has changed
in the capital. "The awards are a
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chance to showcase the evolution
of home design and building in
Ottawa. Over the past decade, the
number of entries, the depth of talent, the variety of design and the
toughness of the competition has
increased exponentially. It really
tells the story of how the industry has developed here in Ottawa
and helps inspire new ideas for the
future. This year's change in judging, which is now pan-Canadian,
has also brought more diversity to
the types of design and aesthetic
highlighted in the awards." with
this in mind, Gordon said "It is an
honour to be recognized by my
peers, especially in such a competitive field. Awards night brings
eager anticipation and it's always
rewarding to hear your name called
as the winner."
surely one of the most unique
rooms to ever be submitted, it was
no surprise when Cardel's star wars
themed home theatre in the Encore
model home in richardson ridge
took home the 'any room in the
house' prize. "Our industry is full
of talent, hard work and integrity."
said Tanya Buckley, Cardel's VP
of sales and Marketing, "whether
finalist or winner, it's always a great
honour to be recognized by and
celebrate your industry peers."
Urbandale Construction, another
production builder, fared well this
year, with four wins including

Production builder of the year.
Peter weiss, General Manager of
Urbandale Construction said that
they "were honoured to be the
recipient of 4 special awards at this
year's GOHBA Housing and design
Gala. with so many well respected
home builders in the various categories, we are especially humble
to win Builder of the Year for 2015.
This award is a testament to the
strength of our longstanding history in the Ottawa home building
community as well as our team's
commitment to excellence in constructing the beautifully appointed
model homes in both Bridlewood
and riverside south. Together with
being nominated as a finalist for the
2015 Tarion Award for Excellence, it
has been a very rewarding year for
Urbandale Construction."
Urbandale's Bridlewood neighbour HN Homes also took home
four trophies for their collaborations with architect Christopher
simmonds. George Georgaras,
President of HN Homes recognizes
the importance of the awards, "The
Housing design Awards are important because they challenge those
within our industry to continue to
be innovative in design we're very
pleased that our focus on good
design has been recognized."
This year marked the first year
that the general public were able
to vote online, as well as at the Fall



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards

2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Sponsor Acknowledgements
President’s Message
The Ottawa Citizen: Housing Design Awards: Winners show a leveling of the playing field
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Winners
The Ottawa Sun: Diverse range of winners at the Housing Design Awards
Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Sponsor Acknowledgements
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - President’s Message
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Winners
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - The Ottawa Sun: Diverse range of winners at the Housing Design Awards
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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