UBC Aquatic Centre
Construction of the new UBC Aquatic Centre has been taking shape over the summer. Construction began in November 2014 and is targeted for completion in late fall of 2016.
Targeting LEED Gold certification, the aquatic complex includes: 50m competition pool; 25m recreation pool; leisure pool; hot tub; change rooms; multi-purpose rooms; and, spectator seating.
The UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) and Acton Ostry Architects.
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Mark Ostry shares his insight on designing successful urban communities and explains the ideas behind the recently completed 999 Seymour.
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Cactus Club Coal Harbour
Vancouver Magazine Recognition
Cactus Club Cafe is this year’s recipient of two Vancouver Magazine’s 26th Annual Restaurant Awards presented on April 22 for Best Casual Chain (Gold) and Best Downtown Restaurant (Gold) for Cactus Club Coal Harbour.
The flagship location overlooks stunning Coal Harbour and features a “sea-to-sky” terrace with retractable glass wall for open air dining, allowing panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park.
Best Downtown Restaurant 2015
Best Casual Chain 2015
York House Senior School
ACEC-BC Awards of Engineering Excellence
York House Senior School has been presented the ACEC-BC Award of Merit – Award of Engineering Excellence on April 10, recognizing the innovation and technical excellence in Engineering.
“This year’s winners represent the best and brightest that our industry has to offer, and are a testament to the amazing work of B.C.’s consulting engineers that we have been showcasing on this stage for 26 years,” said Keith Sashaw, President and CEO, ACEC-BC.
In addition, the project was recently published online by Archdaily and ACECafe.com.
UBC Sauder School of Business
Phase 4 of the UBC Sauder School of Business expansion and rehabilitation brought forward a solution that accommodates both lecture- and studio-based learning, namely a hybrid of the SCALE-UP concept, which stands for Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-Down Pedagogies.
The classrooms are laid out with a series of perimeter docks equipped with back-lit glass boards, flat panel displays, overhead projectors with each one interconnects with the other docks. Rather than teaching from their traditional location at the front of the classroom, instructors can choose to roam as facilitators in SCALE-UP classrooms built with optimum equipment to enhance interaction, support collaboration, and foster team problem solving.
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