Judging Procedure

Judges for the Housing Design Awards will consist of respected qualified, independent representatives from both within and outside the Canadian Home Builders' Association membership. Judges will only be chosen from outside of our region to ensure objectivity and may not be affiliated with any PKHBA member in any way. The judges may include builders, renovators, architects, planners, interior designers, educators, and other individuals considered to be appropriate by the Housing Design Awards Advisory Council. Up to three finalists will be selected per award category.

Judging will take place completely online with no collaboration between the judges ensuring that each awards submission receives fair and un-biased consideration. Entries will be judged according to the criteria set out for each award. Decisions of the judging panel will be final.

In cases where only one submission has been received for a category, an award may still be given in that category provided the scoring of the judges meets a minimum score threshold based on the average of scores from other categories within that group. In the case where no other similar categories exist, the score must be at least 75%.

Scoring will be available to finalists upon written request following the Awards Gala.

Meet the 2020 Judges

Ann Donald has had the pleasure of judging numerous awards for various Home Builder Associations across Canada. She served on the boards of BILD-Calgary and BILD-Alberta. She is constantly impressed by the quality and creativity demonstrated by Canada’s residential builders. Ann comes from a family of builders and helped out on jobsites from an early age. She enjoys keeping up on the latest design and technology ideas relating to construction. During her career, Ann has served many clients who are directly and indirectly associated with all aspects of the construction industry. BFL Canada is proud to support the construction industry throughout Canada and has created a powerful team to support clients with managing their risks all the while being conscientious of respecting their unique individuality. On behalf of myself and my colleagues at BFL Canada, I wish all of the entrants much success.

Kim Kopyl is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Elite Developments, with 22 years experience in real estate. She is recognized throughout the industry for elevating brand awareness while delivering substantial revenue gains within low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise, master-planned and luxury real estate markets. Her work has garnered 70 local, provincial, and national awards. Kim was honored to judge the 2020 CHBA, PKHBA, OHBA awards, and the PKHBA awards for 2021. She has also served on the OHBA executive conference advisory committee for the past 4 years. Kim’s efforts have directly attributed to 10,000 pre-construction sales in Ontario, estimated at $5 Billion in revenue. She currently oversees a portfolio of 33 development sites for Elite Developments across Ontario.

Angela Weber is from the Stratford area and has held the position of Office Administrator for Johnson Engineering Consultants Inc. (JEC) for almost 20 years.  Johnson Engineering Consultants is a longtime member of the Stratford and Area Builders Association (SABA).  Angela also sells real estate for Shackleton's Real Estate & Auction Co. Ltd.   Angela has experienced a lifelong interest in home renovating that began when she was a child by helping her father with numerous DIY renovating projects. Following in her dad's footsteps, throughout her life, she hasn't lived in a place “where the table saw didn't go first”. The complete restoration of an 1850's abandoned stone home as well as the current restoration of her 1860's fieldstone home situated on a 100 acre farmstead are projects of her own that she has thoroughly enjoyed.  Her career choices both at JEC as well as Shackleton's have given her the opportunity of seeing all types of construction projects come to life from conception to completion.

Alison is a leader in the new home construction industry of Newfoundland and Labrador.  She works with multiple CHBA-NL builders, tradespeople and supporting industries on a daily basis, while managing the residential sales and marketing of Galway Living; the first and only master planned community in Newfoundland. Her leisure activities include: volunteer work, cooking, camping with her daughters, and spending time outdoors hiking Newfoundland’s scenic trails. 

Yasmine Goodwin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is the owner of My Design Studio in Toronto. My Design Studio is the leader in décor centres, changing the dynamic of every partnership to provide memorable experiences. My Design Studio delivers the residential construction industry’s top curated, resource Experience Centre alongside an embedded project management infrastructure. Yasmine is a long time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.