King David High School
New 21st Century Learning Commons
The former library at King David School was recently transformed into a bright, light-filled 21st century learning commons with social and study spaces designed to support core skill competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to help students thrive in today’s world.
Originally completed by AOA in 2005, King David High School is an award-winning independent Jewish school that fuses the traditions of Judaism with the provincial educational curriculum.
UBC Aquatic Centre
Design Quarterly - Unique Aquatic Environment
Check out the UBC Aquatic Centre featured on the cover of the Design Quarterly Magazine Spring 2017 issue.
Unique Aquatic Environment by Cheryl Mah | Photos by Ema Peter
The design of the UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA & Acton Ostry Architects.
link to article
Sauder School of Business
Flying Buttress Feature for Sculptural Seismic Upgrade
A forty-foot-tall flying buttress is a dramatic focal feature for the recently completed seismic upgrade to the Henry Angus Tower at the Sauder School of Business on the UBC Point Grey campus. The flying buttress was used in combination with two striated concrete shear walls as a means to retain two towering pine trees. The sculpted buttress supports a new coloured glass canopy that marks and celebrates the main entrance to the Henry Angus Tower.
National Soccer Development Centre
Whitecaps move into new training centre at UBC
The Vancouver Whitecaps have moved into the new National Soccer Development Centre at the University of British Columbia. The 38,000 square-foot state-of-the-art training centre includes a physiotherapy area, hydrotherapy pools, a treatment room, gym, and dining hall. The facility is divided into two wings, one for the Whitecaps and another for the UBC Thunderbird soccer teams. The soccer centre also features three natural grass fields and two artifical turf fields.
Acton Ostry designed the project in collaboration with BBB Architects.
read about the new facility
view a video tour of the new soccer centre
Landscaping has begun on the roof of The Duke located in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The steel structure is complete and the tensile canopy is to be installed in the summer. The installation of the exterior masonry facade is progressing.
Scheduled for completion in 2017, The Duke was designed under the City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy and is targeted for LEED Gold certification.