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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.

A Full-Service Design & Build Company

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:

Entry Name  Category 
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* 

 

Finalist Entries

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.

Custom Homes

Aniq (Elegant) Beauty

Custom Home 2,000 sq. ft. or more

Retreat on the Water

Custom Home 2,000 sq. ft. or more

Production Homes + Condos

Tweedsmuir

Low-Rise Apartment – (Condo or Rental, up to 4 storeys)

Renovations

Modern Luxury

Renovation $100,001 – $200,000

Bright Moderness

Renovation $200,001 – $350,000

Kitchens

Heritage Refresh

Custom Kitchen (175 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary

Retreat on the Water

Custom Kitchen (176 – 250 sq. ft.) – Contemporary

Purely Polished

Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,000 and under

Exposed

Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over

Bright Moderness

Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over

Let the Light In

Custom Kitchen (251 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary $75,001 and over

Bathrooms

Refined Oasis

Custom Bathroom – Traditional

Aniq (Elegant) Beauty

Custom Bathroom – Traditional

Spa Retreat

Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary

Retreat on the Water

Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary

A Touch of Walnut

Custom Bathroom (101 sq. ft. or more) – Contemporary

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

Category Date
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.

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