Carleton University and the Board of Directors of Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the results of the 2022 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation. This is the sixth annual competition since the first HODI competition in 2016.

This year there were six undergraduate entrants from the Conservation and Sustainability program and one graduate entrant, all from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.

The efforts put forth by all the students were appreciated, but none fully met the competition criteria to give out a first-place award. The jury members have decided to give only one award of honorable mention and one merit award to recognize submissions that came closer to meeting the criteria of the competition. Some cash would be awarded, with the remainder ($4600) held for the next competition.

One graduate student received an award of honorable mention of $1,700:

  • Danielle Myronyk for her thesis project ‘Saving Architectural Heritage MapleLawn Estate and Garden

One team of undergraduate students received an Award of Merit of $700:

  • Madison Leonard and Dylan Jozkow (3rd year) – ‘Kemp Farmstead

The winning submissions are available for viewing at:

Established in 2015, the HODI Award for Built Heritage Conservation is awarded annually to outstanding students at Carleton University in the 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 and sites 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 into the future.

The formal awards ceremonies will take place on June 22, 2022, at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. The HODI competition for 2022-23 will launch at the Carleton University Welcome Day event in September 2022.

The awards jury for 2022 comprised:

  • Christina Cameron, Professor Emeritus, Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, Université de Montreal
  • Barbara Myslinski, Conservation Architect, HODI representative
  • Mariana Esponda, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Conservation and Sustainability Program, Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University.
  • Mario Santana, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University
  • John Cooke, Conservation Engineer, and Contract Instructor at Carleton University
  • James Maddigan, Senior Conservation Specialist, Architecture 49

The jury highlighted that the submissions did not adequately include the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada in the analysis of the project sites and the interventions proposed. The pan-Canadian Standards and Guidelines, applied to the heritage values of the existing historic places, are primary considerations for the competition, as set out in the criteria. They are at the core of heritage conservation that will inform proposed interventions. This is a crucial reason why the jury did not recommend a first or second prize as in previous years.

  • Danielle MyronykMapleLawn Estate and Garden’ (Honorable mention)

Her thesis examined the technical aspects of preserving Maple Lawn Estate to achieve resiliency to the ever-changing effects of climate change. Her purpose was to create a conservation management that considers the architecture, the urban setting, and the landscape within the context of climate change and site constraints. The jury appreciated the cohesive analysis that expressed an overview of Canadian government’s understanding of the impact of climate change in its historic environment, as well as the deep condition assessment that Danielle produced for the MapleLawn Estate.

Danielle is graduating from the graduate program Azrieli School of Architecture.

  • Madison Leonard and Dylan Jozkow (3rd year) – ‘Kemp Farmstead

The Kemp Farmstead is a heritage site within the Ottawa greenbelt which has fallen into disrepair due to neglect. Madison and Dylan based their proposal on Regeneration Through Education as an adaptive reuse project which will convert the site into a community based agricultural educational center, promoting sustainable farming practices and techniques. Overall, this project is a good example of adaptive reuse; the new purpose respects the original functions. Retention of the complex original massing, combined with restoration of the original architectural elements blends successfully with new interiors.

Madison and Dylan are entering the fourth year of the undergraduate program in Conservation and Sustainability.

In general, the jury emphasized that the Honorable Mention and Award of Merit teams made a great effort to address heritage conservation by understanding the issues and addressing them and balancing options for proposed interventions. There was a general high quality of the submissions with respect to graphics, text, and writing.

Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (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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