Winners of the 2022 HODI Award in Built Heritage Conservation

July 14, 2022

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 & 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 decided to give one Honourable Mention award of $1,700 and one Merit award of $700. These awards recognize submissions that approached the criteria of the competition. 

Honourable Mention 


Recipient: Danielle Myronyk 

Project: Thesis — Saving Architectural Heritage: Climate Change Resilience and Conservation Management 

Jury Comments 


Her thesis examined the technical aspects of preserving Maplelawn Estate to achieve resiliency to the ever-changing effects of climate change. Her purpose was to create 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 the 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 Myronyk graduated from the Master of Architecture program in Spring 2022. Her thesis advisor was Professor Mario Santana Quintero.

Merit Award 


Recipients: Madison Leonard and Dylan Jozkow 

Project: Kemp Farmstead 

Jury Comments 


The Kemp Farmstead is a heritage site within the Ottawa Greenbelt that 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 centre, 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 Leonard and Dylan Jozkow are entering the fourth year of the undergraduate program in Conservation and Sustainability. Their project was produced in a studio, led by Adjunct Professor Lyette Fortin.  

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 & Urbanism, 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. 


The jury emphasized that the Honourable 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. 


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 & 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 practicing in Ottawa. It helps build the capacity needed to deliver conservation best practices for Ottawa’s built heritage, now and into the future. 


The awards were presented on June 22 at the Convocation Reception at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism. 


The HODI competition for 2022-23 will launch at the Carleton University Welcome Day event in September 2022. 



Historic Ottawa Development Inc. (HODI) offers professional advice, advocacy support and partnership opportunities to inspire and celebrate the conservation of Ottawa’s built heritage. 


Its 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 more information: contact Sandy Smallwood at