Since its founding in 1979, Hobin Architecture has been dedicated to two main goals: 1) the design and completion of beautiful, livable buildings for its clients; and 2) community engagement to support our most vulnerable citizens.
As part of its contribution to those in need, Hobin Architecture has long been engaged with many community organizations, including The Ottawa Mission. The firm has lent the shelter its design talents to expand the Diane Morrison Hospice to care for those needing palliative care, and renovations to its former LifeHouse building adjacent to the shelter to transform it into an expanded primary care clinic for people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. Hobin architect Gord Lorimer is also a long-time board member of The Mission. And the firm has been involved in the community-oriented affordable projects like the redevelopment of Beaver Barracks, the Bethany Hope Centre, The Haven, the Multifaith Housing Initiative, and provided support to Cornerstone Housing for Women.
Hobin’s enduring support of The Mission is founded in the desire to see all members of the community have access to a home that meets their needs. “The lack of affordable housing and the risk of homelessness in our community has reached levels never seen before. Our sense of corporate social responsibility is based on working to ensure that people who need support have it,” says Reinhard Vogel – Senior Technologist, Partner. “We know that The Mission will do great things with our support.”
“This will go a long way to meeting the needs of our clients during the summer months when donations traditionally ebb,” noted Mission CEO Peter Tilley. “On behalf of our clients, thank you.”
Help contribute to Hobin’s support of the Summer of Hope campaign by visiting: ottawamission.com/match2022