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Housing
Design
AwArDs:

winners show a levelling
of the playing field
By ANITA MURRAY, Ottawa Citizen

I

f the 32nd annual Housing
design Awards given out
saturday are any indication, the
times are changing for Ottawa's
design scene. For the first time
in three years, there was no runaway
winner at the gala event hosted by
the Greater Ottawa Home Builders'
Association. Combined with a record
number of entries, finalists and companies entering, it's a signal that the
local design landscape is maturing.
"we were thrilled to see such a
varied group of finalists and winners," says awards committee chair
8 2015 GOHBA Awards

Linda Oliveri. "There was not one
particular company that swept the
competition."
There were certainly many familiar faces among the 56 winners,
with perennial heavyweights such
as architects Christopher simmonds
and Barry Hobin each scooping up a
handful of trophies, but there were
also several talented newcomers
to challenge them. In fact, almost
one-quarter of entrants were new
to the awards.
Projects continued the contemporary trend of recent years, with

gorgeous homes, kitchens, bathrooms and renovations showing off
clean lines and uncluttered spaces,
even in traditional designs. And
while white kitchens and neutral
tones still rule, there were plenty
pops of colour and dramatic use of
materials to add warmth and visual
interest. Kitchens and bathrooms,
as usual, were the most popular
projects, with double-digit entries
vying for one of five finalist spots
in several categories. But close
behind were production homes,
perhaps fuelled by a spate of



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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