Two Ottawa builders/renovators each one two awards, and a third renovation contractor added to the total, resulting in five provincial awards at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction on Sept. 28.
The 24th annual awards, held in Huntsville, Ont., honour builders from across the province in 39 categories ranging from production, custom and multi-unit architectural design to on-site sales presentations.
Minto Communities was recognized for the most outstanding high or mid-rise condo suite (four or more storeys and 801 square feet and over) in the architectural design category for a 20th–floor unit in its Lansdowne Park Rideau tower. The 2,002 sq. ft. penthouse suite has a den and two bedrooms. Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects designed the Minto@Lansdowne, project, which includes a second highrise and townhomes.
As well, Minto’s Quinn’s Pointe development in Barrhaven received a marketing recognition award for the best video of a lowrise project.
Amsted also was honored for outstanding home renovation with a retail value between $250,001 and $500,000. The Island Park Drive project involved a major updating of an older home, including a large rear addition and replacing the compartmentalized interior with an open-concept design.
RND won for home renovation up to $250,000 for its double-decker deck, designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect. The project incorporates a sheltered kitchen and a gas fire pit.
The project won three prizes at last year’s Housing Design Awards in Ottawa. This year’s local Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards will be announced at an Oct. 3 gala.
For a full list of winners, visit ohbaaod.ca/winners.php.