GOHBA Congratulates 2020 Housing Design Award Winners

Excellence and innovation in Ottawa’s housing industry was on display at The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA)’s Housing Design Awards virtual presentation on Friday, November 20th.

The event was brought to life online by host, and comedian, James Cunningham, and focused on the best projects from builders, renovators, architects, designers, and industry partners in the Ottawa region this year.

The 2020 Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award winner was also crowned during the awards. After more than 7,000 votes from the general public, who selected their favourite projects in this years’ competition, Elle’s WC by Greenmark Builders Incorporated, a polished, modern bathroom from the Custom Bathroom (101 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary category took home the title.

“We were delighted to see so many industry professionals, association members and Ottawa residents participate in the 2020 awards, both in submissions and in viewing the virtual showcase,” says Jason Burggraaf, Executive Director of GOHBA. “It’s been a difficult year with respect to adapting to new circumstances, but the caliber of projects showcased in the awards shows what the industry can do in the face of adversity.”

Exceptional accomplishment was also recognized in the four winners of the awards’ Special Achievement categories. Gordon Weima Design Builder was the winner of the Custom Builder of the Year Award. RND Construction Ltd. received the Renovator of the Year Award along with four additional category wins at this year’s competition. The Production Builder of the Year Award went to eQ Homes, while Sascha Lafleur of West of Main was crowned Designer of the Year.

The awards presentation is available for public viewing at https://youtu.be/iAMWNuGNXdg