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

Carleton University and the board of directors of Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) have announced the winners of the 2021 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation.

Jessica Babe, ‘Wampum’ to retrofit 24 Sussex;

Since there was no award in 2020, this year’s submissions include both 2020 and 2021.  All entrants were undergraduate students in the Azrieli School of Architecture’s Design and Conservation and Sustainability programs. There were five winning entries.

Two students share the first-place award and will receive $2,500 each:

  • Jessica Babe, for her project ‘Wampum’ to retrofit 24 Sussex; and
  • Rory Peckham, for his project ‘Eyes which see (connect)’ for an adaptive reuse to Southminster Church.

Gerald Rafael-White was awarded second place for his project ‘Bridging Together a Community’ for an adaptive reuse to Trinity Church and will receive $1,000.

Two teams of students received honourable mentions and will share awards of $500 per team:

  • Angela Jang and Lauren Johnson, for their project ‘Tying 24 Sussex Together;’ and
  • Emeline Auguste, Joanne Chen and Saruga Raveendran, for their project ‘Symbiosis’ to the Wright-Scott House.

Established in 2015, the HODI Award in 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 in the future.

The formal awards ceremonies will take place in June, 2021 with the exact date to be announced 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 2021.

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