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THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD And the Trophies Go to By Sheila Brady, The Ottawa Citizen T he sedate National Gallery of Canada was shaken to its concrete foundations by a booming soundtrack as big builders, green renovators and grinning architects claimed honours at the Annual Housing Design Awards, organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association and sponsored by the Citizen. Stephen Henry watched quietly as his father, John Henry, veteran custom builder and owner of Terra Nova Building Corporation, collected three hefty trophies for two modern homes and a cosy, wood-lined study. The younger Henry had earned a degree in telecommunications, but decided to change direction two years ago, joining the family firm and shadowing his father to learn the business. For John Henry, it's been more than two decades since he has submitted entries to the annual gala, partly because he was busy partnering with leading architects to build custom homes. "It's humbling to share the same venue with a lot of talented people," he said after winners in 39 categories collected their trophies. Henry teamed up with architect Barry Hobin on a magnificent stone and glass home on the Ottawa River and with former Ottawa architect Richard Limmert for a lowslung, white stucco and glass home on the edge of Kanata Lakes. Then there was the luxurious home office with a traditional desk and oversized easy chairs overlooking a green garden, designed for a former politician. The senior Henry's career path reveals close connections in the city's housing industry. Through the years, he has been the building smarts while working with architects David Mailing, a past winner, and architect Christopher Simmonds. Simmonds earned four trophies, including the prestigious People's Choice for a 6,000-square-foot home with curving walls and massive windows overlooking Lake Ontario. The Mississauga house racked up the most votes among all of the 119 entries from visitors to the Ottawa Home and Design Show earlier this fall. Gerhard Linse scored four wins for customized bathroom and kitchen renovations and the $500,000-plus renovation of a traditional stone home in the Glebe, prompting Ron Desjardins, the emcee for the night to quip: "You can buy most homes in the city for less than that." And while the big renovations and custom homes drew admiration, there were multiple wins for Minto, the city's largest builder, for an affordable condo in Centrepointe and a two-storey suburban home named the Fraser, in Barrhaven, covering 2,000 square feet. 16 2009 GOHBA Awards

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OHBA Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association 2009 GOHBA Awards
Contents
President's Message
2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards
The Ottawa Citizen People's Choice Award
Sponsor Acknowledgement
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - OHBA Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association 2009 GOHBA Awards
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2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - President's Message
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2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - The Ottawa Citizen People's Choice Award
2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Sponsor Acknowledgement
2009 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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