City recognizes heritage at Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards

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Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The City of Ottawa has recognized recipients of the 2014-2016 Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards at a Feb. 21 ceremony at Bayview Yards.

The biennial awards recognize excellence in the preservation of the city’s architectural heritage. The city presents Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit to outstanding projects in the categories of restoration, adaptive reuse, addition and infill.

Ken Elder, an architect and Heritage Ottawa board member, received the new Community Heritage Award, in recognition of the positive impact he has made on heritage conservation in Ottawa.

The city also recognized the work of Heritage Ottawa by presenting the organization with the onetime Heritage 150 Award. The award celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary and recognized the importance of its volunteers’ work.

“The beautifully preserved properties honoured by the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards serve an important role: to encourage further investment in the preservation of our city’s architectural heritage,” Ottawa mayor Jim Watson said in a statement. “By recognizing these incredible achievements in restoration and conservation, we are celebrating our history and acknowledging its impact on how we build our future.”

The city presented the following awards:

Restoration (large scale)

Award of Excellence: The Wellington Building, 180 Wellington St.

Award of Merit: Supreme Court of Canada Statues, 301 Wellington St.

Restoration (small scale)

Award of Excellence: Frechette House, 87 MacKay St.

Award of Merit: Kipp House, 144 Cathcart St.

Adaptive reuse

Award of Excellence: Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St.

Award of Merit: Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, 155-157 Séraphin Marion

Addition

Award of Excellence: House of Commons, Parliament Hill

Infill

Award of Excellence: Ravenhill Common, 450 Churchill Ave.

Community Heritage

Ken Elder, Heritage Ottawa

Heritage 150 Award

Heritage Ottawa

Heritage Plaque Certificates were presented to: 375 King Edward Ave.; Kilmorie, 21 Withrow Ave.; Overbrook School, 149 King George St.; 307 Richmond Rd.; Broadview Public School, 590 Broadview Ave.; St. Anne’s Rectory, 17 Myrand Ave.; 7 Bayview Rd.; Medical Arts Building, 180 Metcalfe St.; 30 Oriole Dr.; 5897 Fernbank Rd.; Hartin Hotel, 1993 Robertson Rd.

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