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"The project distinguishes itself with a masterful resolution of multiple complex problems, including heritage preservation, adaptive reuse, authorities, urban planning issues and seismic upgrading."

Lieutenant Governor Awards

“As the tallest wood building in Canada, [Brock Commons Tallwood House] project will serve as a great example of the research and technology that is involved in taking wood construction to new heights—resulting in innovative solutions that are safe, sustainable and viable.”

Canadian Wood Council

"The renovation and expansion of the Sauder School of Business is definitely a change for the better. In addition to providing much-needed new types of spaces, Acton Ostry Architects has revitalized, unified and rationalized the portions of the school that were already there."

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Unique Aquatic Environment, Design Quarterly, Jun 2017

High-Rise Student Housing Block in Vancouver, Detail Magazine Issue 6, Jun 2017

How to Design Public Space in a School, Room Spotlight on Senior School at York House School, Student Voices, Jun 2017

Whitecaps Move into New $32.5 Million National Soccer Development Centre at UBC, Business in Vancouver, Jun 2017

Worth the Wait: Vancouver Whitecaps Finally Move into New Training Facility, The Canadian Press, Jun 2017

Design & Construction of a Tall Wood Building Brock Commons, Wood Design & Building Magazine Spring/Summer 2017

Timber Construction on the Rise, Detail Green Magazine, May 2017

Introducing Brock Commons: Looking up to the World’s Tallest Contemporary Wood Building, Construction Canada, May 2017

Brock Commons’ Tallwood House is a Tribute to Timber, Green Magazine, Apr 2017

Russell Acton to Deliver Keynote at Perth Timber Conference, Architecture and Design, Apr 2017

Aquatic Centre by MJMA + Acton Ostry Architects opens at UBC, Canadian Architect, Apr 2017

Pushing Boundaries, Growing Innovation, FPInnovations & Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) Success Stories magazine, Apr 2017

Acton Ostry Architects expands its leadership team, Design Quarterly, Mar 2017

Behind the MLS Ambition Rankings: Vancouver Whitecaps, Sports Illustrated, Mar 2017

Cutting-edge World Class Wooden Buildings, Nikkei Architecture, Feb 2017

Timber Tower, Fire Fighting in Canada, Feb 2017

Vancouver College Breaks Ground on New Middle School, Manrell Hall, Vancouver College, Feb 2017

Reaching New Heights, Canadian Architect, Feb 2017

Dive in! First dip and sneak peek at new UBC Aquatic Centre, UBC Public Affairs, Jan 2017

Mass timber: From ‘What the heck is that?’ to ‘Wow!’, Building Design and Construction, Jan 2017

UBC Aquatic Centre, Award Magazine, Dec 2016

Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary, Award Magazine, Dec 2016

The Duke Rental Apartments on the Rise in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant, Skyrisecities.com, Nov 2016

Collage of Colours and Materials on Display at The Independent, Skyrisecities.com, Nov 2016

A most uncommon building…, World Architecture News Shoptalk Podcast, Nov 2016

Vancouver Welcomes the World’s Tallest Timber Tower, Vancouver Magazine, Oct 2016

Canadian Tower becomes World’s Tallest Timber Building, RIBA Journal UK, Sep 2016

UBC’s Brock Commons Project Reaches New Heights, Canadian Architect, Sep 2016

World’s Tallest Wood Building Completed at UBC, Global News, Sep 2016

Brock Commons Takes the Title of Tallest Wood Tower, Architect Magazine, Sep 2016

53-meter High Building Finished in Canada with mostly Wooden Material, Xinhua Agency, Sep 2016

World’s Tallest wood building complete, World Architecture News, Sep 2016

World’s Tallest timber tower topped off, Treehugger.com, Aug 2016

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Set to Rise in Vancouver, Azure Magazine, Jul 2016

Will Mass Timber Cut into the Concrete Market?, Journal of Commerce, Jun 2016

St. Mary’s plans to Build Elementary School in High-rise, BC Catholics, Jun 2016

St. Augustine School, Awards Magazine, Jun 2016

AIBC honours B.C. Architects during Awards Ceremony, Journal of Commerce, May 2016

Construction of the World’s Tallest Timber Tower is Underway in Vancouver, Archdaily, May 2016

Vancouver Celebrates Best in Local Architecture and Design, Canadian Architect, May 2016

Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise, Popular Science, Apr 2016

Province Invests $19.6 million in Student Safety at New Elementary School, Province of BC, Apr 2016

St. Augustine School by Acton Ostry Opens in Vancouver, Canadian Architect, Mar 2016

Wood Highrises Designed in B.C. are Sustainable and Safe, CBC.ca, Mar 2016

Ground broken: Construction underway at state-of-the-art NSDC fieldhouse, Whitecaps, Jan 2016

Religious Architecture Award, Congregation Beth Israel, Faith and Form Magazine, Dec 2015

2015 Masonry Design Awards winners, Construction Business Magazine, Oct 2015

UBC Tower Elevating B.C.’S Wood Highrise Aspirations, Business In Vancouver, Oct 2015

UBC Residence Will Be Among World’s Tallest Wood Buildings, Canadian Architect, Oct 2015

UBC To Build 18-Storey Student Residence Out Of Wood, The Vancouver Sun, Oct 2015

Haebler Transforms Aged Synagogue Into Modern Facility, Journal Of Commerce, Oct 2015

York House Senior School, Canadian Interiors, Sep 2015

BC Battling to Keep Tall Wood Bragging Rights, Journal of Commerce, Jun 2015

Adaptive Reuse - Vancouver: Water Street Revitalization, Heritage BC Quarterly, Jun 2015

Winners Of Vancouver Magazine’s 26Th Annual Restaurant Awards, Vancouver Magazine, Apr 2015

Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, Award Magazine, Dec 2014

Rainwater Will Be Used to Top Up University Swimming Pool, Journal of Commerce, Nov 2014

Vancouver’s Water Street Adaptation Wins Heritage Canada Award, Canadian Consulting Engineer, Oct 2014

Winners of the 2014 National Heritage Awards Announced, Canadian Architect, Oct 2014

York House School: Keen Girls , Canadian Architect, Sep 2014

Alfresco Design: Cactus Club Cafe at English Bay, Green Building & Design Magazine, Jul 2014

The Salt Building, Contemplating the Past; Toasting the Future, Home & Living Magazine, Jun 2014

New Mixed-Use Development In Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood, Canadian Architect, May 2014

Redesign Takes Sauder’s Buildings from ‘Old High School’ to Corporate Cool, The Globe and Mail, Apr 2014

York House School in Vancouver Demonstrates Acton Ostry Architects’ Light and Sure Touch, Canadian Interiors, Apr 2014

Acton Ostry Architects Complete York House Senior School in Vancouver, Canadian Architect, Mar 2014

Light-Drenched Entry Point Inserted into York House School by Acton Ostry Architects, World Architecture News, Mar 2014

The University of British Columbia Finds New Life in Renovated Buildings, Interiors & Sources, Mar 2014

York House Senior School, Award Magazine, Feb 2014

Biophilic Design: Materials and Health in the Built Environment, Green Building and Design, Jan 2014

Cactus Club English Bay Earns LEED Gold, BC Business, Nov 2013

Ebb And Flow, Part II: Revitalizing Gastown’s Flagging Fortunes, The Architecture Of Engagement, Nov 2013

Cactus Club Embedded Into Vancouver Convention Center, World Architecture News, Oct 2013

Inside Peek: Cactus Club at Coal Harbour, Canadian Interiors, Oct 2013

From Outdated Building To LEED Gold Labs, CFM&D, Sep 2013

UBC Biological Sciences Complex Obtains LEED Gold Status, Canadian Architect, Aug 2013

West-coast Business School Revitalized, Construction Canada, Aug 2013

Steps to Success Acton Ostry Architects, Award Magazine, Aug 2013

Acton Ostry Architects Celebrate Opening of Christ Worship Centre in Surrey, Canadian Architect, Jul 2013

Cactus Club Coal Harbour, Wallpaper Magazine, Apr 2013

Salt Building, Wood Design & Building, Jan 2013

Beach Banquet, Canadian Architect, Oct 2012

The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages & Abilities, Oct 2012

B.C. Schools Earn Green Building Awards, Journal of Commerce, Aug 2012

Biological Sciences Building, SABMagazine, Jul/Aug 2012

Sauder School of Business, ArchDaily, Jul 2012

Progressive Design 101, Architecture Leaders Today, Summer 2012

Exploring Vancouver: Architectural Guide, May 2012

Hillel Student Centre: Flashes of Brilliance, World Architecture News, Mar 2012

Biological Sciences Complex – UBC, Award Magazine, Feb 2012

Sauder School of Business: Phase II and III, Award Magazine, Dec 2011

Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church, Arch Daily, Dec 2011

Killarney Ice Rink + Lobby, Arch Daily, Dec 2011

Salt Building, Arch Daily, Dec 2011

Salt Building, Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures, 2010 / 2011

Murray’s Place, Mountain Life, Sep 2011

Newly Renovated Biological Sciences Building at UBC Opens, Canadian Architect, Aug 2011

Green Is Gold: Sauder School Of Business, Viewpoints, Spring 2011

The Friedman Building Case Study, Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Nov 2010

New ‘Corporate Cool’ for a Business School, CFM&D, Oct 2010

Heritage Project Attracts Business and Residents, Vancouver Sun, Aug 2010

Gastown Rehab, SABMagazine, Jul/Aug 2010

Sauder School of Business, SABMagazine, Jul/Aug 2010

Salt Building Revival, SABMagazine, May/Jun 2010

Sauder School of Business Expansion, Phase One, Award Magazine, Apr 2010

A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver, 2010

It Took a Village, But They Got It Right, The Globe and Mail, Feb 2010

A Landmark Worth Its Salt, The Globe and Mail, Feb 2010

The Salt Building, The Challenge Series, 2009

Building on History, The Globe and Mail, Jul 2009

Water Street’s ‘Sculptural’ Addition, The Vancouver Sun, Feb 2009

Stella, Award Magazine, Apr 2009

Water Street’s ‘Sculptural’ Addition, The Vancouver Sun, Feb 2009

King David High School, 1000 x Architecture of the Americas, Winter 2008

Black Tie Optional, Jim Sutherland, Western Living, Sep 2008

High-Energy Cactus Club Delivers the Goods, Vancouver Sun, Jul 2008

Craft & Heritage: King David High School, Wood Design & Building, Summer 2008

Dwelling: King David High School, A Community Building, Trevor Boddy, Globe & Mail, May 2008

2008 AIBC Architectural Awards, Canadian Architect, May 2008

Design Wire: King David High School, Interior Design, March 2008

Gold/Best of Show: King David High School, An Enriching Experience, Design Quarterly, Spring 2008

Design Wire: King David High School, Interior Design, Mar 2008

Alhambra Hotel, Vancouver Heritage Foundation, 2008

True Reflections: 2007 Awards of Excellence, Canadian Architect, Dec 2007

Sacred Spaces, CBC Radio Interview, Aired 27 Nov 2006

Biblical Proportions: King David High School, Canadian Architect, Jun 2006

Details in Architecture 5, China Architecture and Building Press, 2006

Chinatown Revitalization, Greater Vancouver TV, Aired 05 Oct 2005

Har-El Synagogue, The Poetics of West Coast Modernism, Exhibition Catalogue, Fall 2005

Siple House, Wood Design & Building, Summer 2005

The Siple Life, Dwell, March 2005

Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church, Canadian Architect, Dec 2004

Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Project, Canadian Architect, Nov 2004

Lofty Ambitions, Western Living, Sept 2001

Native Intelligence, Canadian Architect, Feb 2000

Allegorical Architecture, The Globe and Mail, Feb 2000

Har-El Synagogue, Wood Design & Building, Summer 1999

The Har-El Synagogue, Wood le Bois, Fall 1998

Speaking a Universal Language of Worship, The Globe & Mail, Aug 1998

Spiritual Retreat, Architecture, Aug 1998

New Jerusalem on a Salmon Run, Canadian Architect, Jun 1998

The Vancouver School, Stadt Bauwelt, Mar 1998

Har-El Synagogue, Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect, Dec 1997

Company’s Image, L’Arca, Jun 1997

Vancouver’s Vital Signs, Architecture, Sep 1996

Transcending Style, Architecture, Sep 1996

Old Massett Primary School, Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect, Dec 1993

Chief Matthews School, International Contract, Jul 1993