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Fall Ideal Home Show 2014 Booth with Design Competition Gallery

NSHBDA had a large open booth this year and used this space for a slide show exhibiting members photos of projects and a Gallery with all entries that were submitted in the 2014 NSHBDA Design Competition.

2014 Home Show Booth Gallery

The show was slow on Friday and Saturday and picked up on Sunday.

We had a ballot box set up so the public could vote on a favorite design competition entry and by having a draw on Sunday we had a Designer win the Peoples Choice Award. The persons who filled out the winning ballot also won a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Swiss Chalet restaurant.  Megan Brydon of Dartmouth won the Swiss Chalet $50.00 Gift Certificate. NSHBDA Designer Mark Pinhey of Pinhey Home Design won the 2014 Peoples Choice Award.

2014 NSHBDA Design Competition Judges

The Design Competition Judges this year were:

Jeff Pinhey (left)
Civil Engineer at
ABLE Engineering Services Inc.

Gerard Donahoe (middle)
Province of Nova Scotia
Assistant Building Code Coordinator

Richard MacMillan CBO II (right)
Building Official, Municipal Compliance
Community & Recreation Services
Halifax Regional Municipality

Catagories and Winners in each were as follows:

  1. New Home Design  –  Nigel Collinson of NC Designs – winner
  2. Reno / Addition Desgn  –  Mark Pinhey of Pinhey Home Design – winner
  3. Designs, Not Built Yet  –  Mark Pinhey of Pinhey Home Design – winner
  4. Student Design  –  Courtney Harris – NSCC Student – winner

The Design Competition Gallery allows the members participating to display their work to the public. This will be beneficial to students. Not only do they get exposure but the students who are sitters in the booth / gallery now have a chance to talk to the public and gain experience which they will find useful after graduation.