2019 Design Award Winners

April 1, 2019

East Hants is one of the fastest growing Municipalities in Nova Scotia. With that excitement, comes a constantly changing built environment. East Hants wants to celebrate those who have taken the extra care and effort to make East Hants a more beautiful place to live by investing in our built environment through the East Hants Design Awards.

Certificate of Excellence

St. Bernard’s Park – Lorraine & Herve Burri for creating a vibrant amenity space and for making a positive contribution to the community of Enfield.

A park with beautiful and well-kept flower beds and long pergola.

Burntcoat Head Park – Form Media for designing a significant tourism destination attracting visitors from around the world.

Red sandstone steps leading down a hill.

Bokma Farms Limited Innovation for building the largest cross ventilated robot milking facility in Canada.

Aerial view of a large farm with multiple barns and a white farmhouse.

Mount Uniacke Skatepark – New Line Skate Parks for designing a skatepark that encourages residents of Mount Uniacke to play, get active and learn new skills.

People using a concrete skate park surrounded by green grass and trees.

Certificate of Merit

Amanda and Jason Canning for constructing a net zero home within a traditional serviced subdivision and a traditional home design.

A two-storey dark grey home with solar panels on the roof.

Union Church for heritage preservation, ensuring a historic church is not destroyed by age.

A white church with a small steeple and the shadow of a leafless tree cast over the front.

Leno Ribahi & East Coast Detailing for making a positive contribution to the Elmsdale village core and an attractive renovation and reuse of an existing warehouse building.

A two-storey building with blue metal siding and white framed windows.

Honourable Mention

Milford & Districts Lions Club for providing a new park destination to the community of Milford and beyond.

A park featuring a gazebo and flower beds.

Harold and Edwina Campbell for constructing one level homes in Kennetcook that allow seniors to age in their community.

A single-storey beige multi-unit residence.

Barneybrook Ventures Inc – Willy Versteeg for providing seniors in Milford the option of aging in their community through the construction of one level living in a pleasant building that uses innovative technology to save energy.

A one-storey dark grey two-unit residence.

RYC Property Limited – John Paul Cyr multiple unit development that is aesthetically pleasing and contributes to the visual appeal of the Municipality. Provides a housing alternative to conventional multiple unit development.

A two-storey grey-beige apartment building.

Jean Fader for building and site design that blends into the natural environment and is sensitive to its surroundings. Building design completed by Tracy Brown, constructed by Cottage Country.

A light brown natural wood sided home with red trim sits among the trees.

For more information about the East Hants Design Awards call the Planning & Development Department at 902-883-3387 or email 

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