OakWood recently achieved another milestone by breaking the record for most finalist entries awarded to a company in a single year at the 2021 Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards. OakWood received a total of 17 project nominations in 12 different categories – the highest number of GOHBA finalist entries since the organization was founded in 1951.
What is the GOHBA?
Since 1951, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association has been “the proud voice for excellence in the home building community” – representing the home building and renovation professionals in the Greater Ottawa, Ontario region. Builders, developers, renovators, trade contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers make up the core of the Association’s membership.
What are the GOHBA Housing Design Awards?
The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s Housing Design Awards are an annual awards event that recognizes excellence in design and quality of construction in the new home and renovation industry in Ottawa.
Judging for the GOHBA awards competition takes place entirely in an online format, to ensure each project is judged individually by the GOHBA’s respective judges. The online system allows for judges outside of the Ottawa region to ensure objectivity. The judging panel consists of respected Home Builder Association members and/or professionals from across Canada with experience and expertise in the industry.
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For this year’s GOHBA Awards, OakWood was awarded 17 finalist nominations in 12 different categories ranging from custom homes to condos.
A full list of the project names and categories can be found below:
|Retreat on the Water||B2 – Custom Home 2,000 sq. ft. or more|
|Aniq (Elegant) Beauty||B2 – Custom Home 2,000 sq. ft. or more|
|Tweedsmuir||C1 – Low-Rise Apartment – (Condo or Rental, up to 4 storeys)|
|Modern Luxury||D2 – Renovation $100,001 – $200,000|
|Bright Moderness||D3 – Renovation $200,001 – $350,000|
|Heritage Refresh||E4b – Custom Kitchen (175 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary|
|Retreat on the Water||E5b – Custom Kitchen (176 – 250 sq. ft.) – Contemporary|
|Purely Polished||E6b – Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,000 and under|
|Exposed||E7b – Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over|
|Bright Moderness||E7b – Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over|
|Let the Light In||E7b – Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over|
|Refined Oasis||E8a – Custom Bathroom – Traditional|
|Aniq (Elegant) Beauty||E8a – Custom Bathroom – Traditional|
|Spa Retreat||E8b – Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary|
|Retreat on the Water||E8b – Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary|
|A Touch of Walnut||E9b – Custom Bathroom (101 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary|
|Building for Generations||SAA – Special Achievement Award: Renovator of the Year *FREE ENTRY*|
OakWood’s finalist entries for the 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards feature various projects with styles ranging from traditional to modern and everything in between. Take a look at the photos from this year’s GOHBA finalist entries.
Production Homes + Condos
The “All Things Home” People’s Choice Awards
The People’s Choice Award lets YOU decide which project should be crowned the winner at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Virtual Housing Design Awards Presentation this November.
The top two entries (entries that receive the most votes) in each category will go on to compete in the Final Round of voting, showcasing the top 16 entries. One vote per person, per round will be permitted. Voting begins at 9 am every Tuesday and ends at midnight on Sunday for each round.
You can cast your vote on the “All Things Home” People’s Choice Awards website, www.gohbavote.ca
|Production Homes + Condos||Tuesday, September 21 – Sunday September 26, 2021|
|Custom Homes||Tuesday, September 28 – Sunday, October 3, 2021|
|Renovations||Tuesday October 5 – Sunday October 10, 2021|
|Kitchens||Tuesday October 12 – Sunday October 17, 2021|
|Bathrooms||Tuesday October 19 – Sunday October 24, 2021|
|Design Detail + Green||Tuesday October 26 – Sunday October 31, 2021|
|Final Round||Tuesday, November 2 – Sunday, November 7, 2021|
Where to Watch the 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards
Winners will be announced at the Virtual Awards Presentation streaming live on Friday, November 19th at 3pm. You can watch the awards presentation at https://www.housing.gohbaawards.ca/
Patricia Liptak-Satov, OakWood, COO.
Patricia is dedicated to improving OakWood’s approach and introducing new methods to ensure a responsive, customer centric company that exceeds client expectations.