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HOUSING AWARDS Gala Showcases Design Excellence By Patricia Hitsman, Ottawa Sun AWARD WINNERS Tract Housing Included within this category are standard builder models, single or attached, bungalow or two-storey homes rom kitchens with cabinets in gleaming white, natural birch or bright apple green to tract housing and custom homes that dazzle, the 26th annual Housing Design Awards recognized excellence in new construction and renovation across the Ottawa area. The Housing Design Awards, organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association, took place at a gala evening on October 17th at the National Gallery of Canada. The event honoured the best designs and projects of Ottawa builders, designers, architects and renovators. Glass trophies were handed out in front of a crowd of almost 400 people. With an increased number of entries and the return of a number of Ottawa’s large tract builders, competition was fierce. Coming out on top with four awards each were Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects Inc., A. Potvin Construction Ltd., Gerhard Linse Design and Building Consultants and Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. “I really appreciate the level of response to our design work because I know that the quality of entries is very high,” said Christopher Simmonds. “Our design philosophy is holistic; we look at the design at all levels, from the cabinetry, the spaces and how people will use them, right through to the design of the landscape and how the building and outdoor spaces relate to sun and views. We are not tied in to a particular style; we try to let the client’s own personality, tastes and aspirations come through in the design.” Simmonds paired with RND Construction to tie Amsted Construction for Green Renovation of the Year. Simmonds and RND also took the Renovations/Additions $350,000-499,000 category and tied Gerhard Linse Design and Building Consultants in the Custom Kitchens 220 Sq. Ft. or More - $74,999 or Less category. Simmonds with 2H Interior Design snagged The Ottawa Citizen’s People’s Choice Award. Deslaurier Custom Cabinets walked away with best Production (tract) Kitchen 129 Sq. Ft. or Less and best Production (tract) Bathroom. “This year, the designs in the kitchen category seemed to be recognized for their tri-functionality. The judges gave good attention to how these kitchens would be to work in. The colour in trends covers cont’d on page 8 Small Builder: Single Detached 2501 sq. ft. or more Uniform Urban Developments Ltd. Barry J. Hobin & Assoc. Architects Inc. Gallivan Construction Ltd. Small Builder: Attached Housing 2009 GOHBA Awards 7

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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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