Project1 and Low-Rise Infill

We have been doing a lot of work on bigger buildings, but we also have quite a few low-rise infill projects in progress.  These projects are 4 to 12 unit buildings that are at the scale of the existing street but provide much needed residential units to popular neighborhoods.  Here are a few renderings we wanted to share with you. 

Project1 in Hintonburg

We are preparing for an open-house presentation of a 7-Storey Multi-Unit Residential building we have designed in Hintonburg. There is some concern about building height, so this should be an interesting night.  We will keep you posted.  In the meantime, here is a rendering of the project. 

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Project1 Studio Infill in Westboro

Construction is about to begin on our latest Semi-Detached dwelling in Westboro. The builders are going to slug it out through the winter so that this project can hit the market in the late spring.  More updates to come!

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Project1 Studio Wins at the GOHBA Housing Awards

We are pleased to announce that Project1 Studio has won a GOHBA Housing Award for our custom home on Brennan Avenue

We had a strong showing at this year's awards.  Along with the win for contemporary custom home 2,401 - 3,500 sqft, we were also finalists in a number of other housing categories. 

In addition to the housing categories, we were also finalists for the Special Achievement category of Designer of the Year.  As relative new-comers to the GOHBA awards we were thrilled to be finalists in this category that features some of the most established designers in the city.   

Project1 Studio Wins Ottawa Urban Design Award

We are pleased to announce that our renovation of the Coconut Lagoon has won an Award of Merit in the 2017 City of Ottawa Urban Design Awards.  

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From the City of Ottawa Website (

This project is a renovation to an existing mixed-use building with a popular restaurant on the ground floor. Among the more significant gestures in the design of the restaurant was the removal of the front balcony, which was supported by a number of columns and gave the building an unappealing presence on the street. The new design has allowed the building to have greater visibility from the street while providing increased soft landscaping at the pedestrian level. The masonry cladding provides an element of sophistication to the design and also gives a sense of permanence to the project. The building now looks and feels well built, like it will be an enduring element in the urban fabric of this part of the city.

Jury Comments

A successful project situated in a less than cohesive neighbourhood that goes a step above. This small move can make a big impact and will hopefully have a ripple effect on the street; it is a transformative element to the street.

Project1 are Finalists in 5 Award Categories

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named finalists in 5 categories in this years GOHBA housing awards!  The categories nominations include Custom Urban Home less than 2,400 sqft and Custom Urban Home 2,401 - 3,500 sqft.  We are also finalists for the Designer of the Year award.  Award winners will be announced at the GOHBA Gala on October 21st. 

3 Projects Named Finalists in GOHBA Housing Awards

Three of our projects have been named finalists in the 2016 Greater Ottawa Home Builders Housing awards.  These projects include a custom infill house, a cottage in a rural setting and a three-unit rental building.  These three projects demonstrate our capabilities to produce outstanding work across a wide range of project types and various construction budgets.  (For example, our White Lake Cottage was built for just a little over $100 per square foot!)

Project1 Studio Re-Designing Coconut Lagoon

We're excited to announce that we have been retained to design the renovation and addition of the Coconut Lagoon Restaurant!  The proposed design will see the re-cladding of exterior of the existing building, adding natural materials with a modern architectural language.  We will also be designing an addition to the restaurant along with the interior renovation of the existing restaurant.  When the project is complete the building will stand as a reflection of the quality and innovation of the cuisine being served.  

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Construction of the first phase is underway, and the renovations will be complete for early spring 2017.  The restaurant will stay open and fully functional during construction, and we will post construction photos as the project progresses.  

Progress Continues at 70 Holland

Construction continues on our project at 70 Holland Avenue.  Fibre Cement panels are nearly complete and the cedar siding is being installed as we prepare for the brick to go up.  The project is starting to take shape, and we are excited about the insertion of this project into the neighbourhood.  We will continue to post as construction carries on.    

Project1 Studio finalists in this year's GOHBA Awards

Our Bevan Avenue Residences project was selected as a finalist for this year's Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association design awards.  This marks the first submission and first project to be selected as a finalist by Project1 for these awards.  Of course we need to thank our friends at Revelstoke Design and Build for another high quality build.  

Glebe Custom Home Design Complete

The design for a custom home in the Glebe is complete and we are preparing the project for spring construction!  The custom home will feature large-span aluminium windows and lift & slide doors, allowing rooms to open to the outdoors in the warmer months.