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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2010

GOHBA (The Greater Ottawa Home
Builders' Association):
Awards for Housing

1st Place - Client award to Legacy Homes
For: 378a & 378b Winona Avenue
New custom urban Infill housing
2009

GOHBA: Awards for Housing

1st Place - Client award to Gallivan Developments Inc.
For: 269-275 Avondale Avenue
New custom multiple urban Infill housing

Ottawa Urban Design Awards:

Award of Excellence -
For: 57 Lewis Street
New custom Infill home built on a newly severed lot in the Golden Triangle area

Publications:

Canadian Architecture and Design -
January/February – For: 93 Gilchrist Avenue
Ottawa Renovates – For: 93 Gilchrist Avenue
The Ottawa Citizen -"Art of urban living -
Detailing and light define two modern homes
on tight lots"
For: 93 Gilchrist Avenue and 57 Lewis Street
2008

GOHBA: Awards for Housing

1st Place - Client award to Gallivan
Developments Inc.
For: 168 Hinton Avenue
New custom Infill home built on a newly severed lot

Publications:

Ottawa Magazine - 2008 Interiors Edition –
For: 93 Gilchrist Avenue
2007

GOHBA: Awards for Housing

1st Place - Client award to Gallivan Developments Inc.
For: 93 Gilchrist Avenue
Renovation and Addition to a Westboro home doubling its size
2001-
2003

Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Adjustment:

For the newly amalgamated City of Ottawa and Chairman of the Urban Core Committee of Adjustment Members ("Panel 1") Appointed by City Council and elected by peers.

As a member of the Committee of Adjustment, my role and responsibilities involved deliberations and decisions on matters pertaining to applications for minor variances to the Zoning By-Law, consents to sever properties and planning act permissions regarding non-conforming properties and/or structures and buildings. Many public hearings were held to hear presentations on these matters from members of the development community (developers, architects, lawyers, planners, designers, individual home owners), affected neighbourhood associations, politicians, citizens and neighbours, as well as municipal department planners and legal and legal representatives. As Vice-Chair of the Committee, my role was primarily to support the Chairman in his role to provide direction to the Committee and the Secretary-treasurer and staff. I helped address the problems of the Committee when they arose, helped develop funding strategies and budgets and also represented the Committee of Adjustment at City Council and at Planning Committee meetings when required as well as maintaining my role and responsibilities as a member of the Committee of Adjustment.
2002-
2003

Carleton University School of Architecture; Instructor:

Fourth Year Design Studio

The Design Studio project involved the documentation, analysis and strategy for the design of the redevelopment of the Byward Market area around and including the Market Parking Structure. This was a term project involving about 18 4th year architecture students and focused on creating an adaptive re-use and/or new uses for the parking structure and surrounding area through an increased understanding of the urban context.
2000

OCHBA (The Ottawa-Carleton Home Builders' Association):

1st Place - Client award to Gallivan Developments Inc.
For: 267 Stewart Street
Addition to and complete renovation of a large three-storey Victorian home in Sandy Hill
1998-
2001

Vice-Chair of the Committee of Adjustment

(Former City of Ottawa) Appointed by City Council and elected peers
1997

OCHBA Awards for Housing

1st Place - Owner award to Jacques and Leslie Hamel
For: 22 Morris Street
Front yard addition doubling the size and the complete gutting and renovation of our home in the Glebe
1st Place - (With James A. Colizza Architect)
For: 115 Holmwood Avenue
Adaptive re-use of an abandoned transformer building into a semi-detached residential building with the opportunity for further subdivision into four residential units
1st Place - (With James A. Colizza Architect)
For: 1437 Lexington Avenue
Renovation of and addition to a bungalow to make a three-storey home in Ottawa just South of Baseline Road and South of Prince of Whales Drive
1st Place - (With James A. Colizza Architect)
For: 243 Range Road
The creation of a new home on a newly severed, vacant lot overlooking the Rideau Canal in Sandy Hill

Architectural Award – Certificate of Merit:

For 22 Morris Street Additions and
Renovations "in recognition of this sensitive infill project that enhances the character of its neighbourhood".

Participant:

In the 2020Z By-Law Review of the City of Ottawa as representative of the Heritage Subcommittee of Local Advisory Committee for Architectural Conservation (LACAC). This document formed the basis for the new City of Ottawa By-Law, 1998.
1996

OCHBA: Awards for Housing

1st Place – (With James A. Colizza Arch.)
For: 313 Second Avenue
A rear yard addition and renovation to a Glebe area home
1st Place – (With James A. Colizza Arch.)
For: Longfields Madden Court
A 61 unit affordable housing development in Nepean that set a new standard for affordable housing in the area

Whitton Award for Arts and Culture:

Recipient of this award "in recognition of your tremendous contribution to the community in the area of Arts and Culture. Your dedication as a leader in our community is appreciated by your neighbours and peers".
1995-
1998

Chairman:

of the Local Advisory Committee for Architectural Conservation (LACAC), (City of Ottawa).
Appointed by City Council and elected by peers.

Chairman:

of the Design Committee (City of Ottawa)

Participant:

in the City of Ottawa Housing Forums sponsored by the (former) City of Ottawa

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