Carleton Announces Student Winners of the HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation

Carleton University and the Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2017 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation.

The two winning entries for 2017 were Ottawa Cricket Pavilion by Amanda Lapointe and The ONEC Terraced Park by Hemali Rathod. Both students are from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism’s undergraduate program. Each will receive an award of $3,500.

This year, the jury also gave an honourable mention to O.N.E.C. Adaptive Re-Use by Charles B. van Waarden, who is also an undergraduate at the Azrieli School.

The winning submissions are available at:

This year’s winning projects demonstrated feasibility of implementation, expressed a clear conservation approach and addressed the practical considerations of construction and conservation treatments.

About the Winning Projects

The Ottawa Cricket Pavilion is a well-researched, clearly thought-out program for the preservation and rehabilitation of a treasured structure located on the grounds of Rideau Hall.

The proposal demonstrates a firm understanding of the minimal-interventionist principles of good heritage conservation. It is well grounded in a solid understanding of the structure, its history and its reasons for designation. There is a well-articulated expression of the planning framework for the proposed interventions, including The Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. The intent of the proposed interventions is to render the building functional for years to come, its heritage qualities intact.

The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club Adaptive Reuse Project titled The ONEC Terraced Park by Hemali Rathod is an elegant and functional proposal that maintains the history and character of the boathouse while enhancing its usability. Interventions would expose heritage elements such as timber frames in the attic. The approach to the building was primarily one of minimal intervention that would make spaces such as the ballroom, activity levels and expansive balconies safer, accessible and usable. New interventions to the shoreline, including the terraced park and boardwalk, were subtly designed to blend into the escarpment and ensure the visual primacy of the building.

O.N.E.C. Adaptive Re-Use by Charles B. van Waarden was recognized for its detailed identification and description of the heritage character defining attributes of the historic boathouse, the implementation of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, and the flexible, phased approach to the proposed design solutions.

About the HODI Award

Established in 2015, the HODI Award is given annually to outstanding students from Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Recipients are involved in projects aimed at safeguarding and rehabilitating historic buildings in Ottawa.

The award provides the opportunity for HODI to support the emerging generation of conservation professionals in researching, learning and practising in Ottawa. It helps build the capacity needed to deliver conservation best practices for Ottawa’s built heritage, now and in the future.

The awards jury included:

  • Carolyn Quinn, HODI, City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee and Heritage Ottawa
  • Stuart Lazear MCIP, RPP, professor in the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College; professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton; retired co-ordinator of Heritage Planning with the City of Ottawa
  • Leslie Maitland, Heritage Ottawa
  • Mariana Esponda, professor and co-ordinator with the Heritage Conservation and Sustainability Program at Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture (Observer)

The formal awards ceremony takes place on June 15, 2017 at the Azrieli School’s graduation ceremony. The HODI competition for 2017-2018 will be launched at a Carleton Welcome Day event in September.


About HODI

HODI offers professional advice, advocacy support and partnership opportunities to inspire and celebrate the conservation of Ottawa’s built heritage. Our board of directors has expertise in architecture, restoration and historical research and can provide loans and grants to assist with the rehabilitation of historic properties and with public education projects. For further information contact Sandy Smallwood at


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