Brock Commons Tallwood House

November 2017

Extraordinarily Ordinary Mass Timber Tower

At 18 storeys and 53 meters in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is currently the world’s tallest mass timber tower. Extraordinary for its height, the building is also extraordinary for the speed at which the timber structure and prefabricated facade went up in only 66 days. At 2,233 cubic meters, the building utilizes an extraordinary amount of timber that stores an impressive 1,753 metric tons of carbon dioxide and avoids production of 679 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Key to receiving approvals and realizing economic viability for the timber tower was a “keep it simple” design approach that makes the building appear ordinary—extraordinarily ordinary—through the encapsulation of the wood structure with gypsum board. Check out the latest architectural photography of the completed project.

National Soccer Development Centre

November 2017

Architectural Photography of Completed Facility

Check out the architectural photography of the recently completed National Soccer Development Centre, new home and training base for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the UBC Thunderbirds Varsity men’s and women’s soccer teams.

UBC Aquatic Centre

October 2017

Athletic Business Facilities of Merit

The UBC Aquatic Centre has been named one of 10 projects in this year’s Athletic Business Facilities of Merit awards. Congratulations to the project team! The design of the UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA & Acton Ostry Architects.

Vancouver College Redevelopment

September 2017

Construction Update

Construction is proceeding well at the Vancouver College with major civil work completed during an intensive summer. The first phase will redevelop the site on which the Brothers Residence sits with a new Middle School, Manrell Hall that maximize shared spaces so all students can experience the uniqueness of a 21st century learning K-12 setting. The next major milestone is the concrete structure, which is scheduled for completion later in this fall, followed in short order by roofing and the envelope.