Ottawa Humane Society

This new 44,000ft² animal health care facility was designed by Barry J. Hobin Architect to create an environment that is welcoming to human and animal visitors alike. 

The new building uses creative day lighting techniques and skillful coordination of the building functions to provide a stress-free environment for animals, staff, and volunteers. The project was designed to LEED® Silver certification.

Contract    General Contractor

Contract    $10,624,000


Contract Start   May 2010

Completion    May 2011

Constructability Issues

  • The complex envelope features various finishes, including wood, vinyl panelling, stone, and brick; a variety of corners and elevations; a non-flat roof; and required detailed water control. Lundy committed a second site superintendent solely to the building envelope, giving this aspect of the project the hands-on attention it required.
  • The building contains the three different structural elements: structural steel, wood framing, and, at the entrance to the facility, load bearing masonry. The wood and steel sections of the facility have significantly different intrinsic fire ratings and other features; Lundy focused a great deal of energy on establishing structural and cosmetic continuity throughout the building.

Project Team

Sean Montgomery
Project Manager

John Sanzo
Site Supervisor

Luisa Specogna
Project Coordinator


Ottawa Humane Society
Bruce Roney (613) 725-3166


Barry J. Hobin & Associates
Barry Hobin (613) 238-7200


Cunliffe & Associates
Rick Cunliffe (613) 7277242


Goodkey Weedmark & Associates
Richard Boivin (613) 727-5111


D.B. Gray Engineering
Doug Gray (613) 249-8044


Larocque Levstek
Rudy Levstek (613) 826-0518