The Independent

July 2014

DP Board Approval

Acton Ostry presented The Independent, a mixed-use residential project for Rize Alliance, to the Development Permit Board on July 14, 2014. The colourful and eclectic transit-oriented project received unanimous approval from the Board.

The design expresses the vibrancy of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood through a bricolage approach inspired by local street photography, West Coast art, and the essence of hill towns. A tree-topped crown will mark Mount Pleasant in Vancouver’s Greenest City skyline.

The Salt Building

June 2014

Homes and Living Magazine Transformations

The Salt Building was recently featured in the June/July issue of Homes and Living Magazine.

Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

June 2014

Construction Update

Located at Oak Street and 28th Avenue in Vancouver, Congregation Beth Israel is undergoing an extensive transformation and expansion of the existing synagogue and site.

The approximately 75,000 sf project includes a new 500-seat sanctuary, with the former sanctuary being transformed into a stunning social space. Other programs include cultural display, chapel, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative areas, and outdoor gathering areas. The new entry approach features a coloured glass canopy with amber and golden hues.

Completion is scheduled in September 2014.

UBC New Aquatic Centre

June 2014

The University of British Columbia has announced formal approval for its new $39.9-million Aquatic Centre for students, community and high-performance sport. The design is a collaboration of MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) and Acton Ostry Architects.

The new centre will house an Olympic-sized competition pool, 25 metre lap pool, a warm-water family pool with a lazy river, and a large hot tub. The facility will offer a mix of student and community programs, high performance training and competition, student clubs, lessons and drop-in use.

The project is being designed to a LEED Gold target and is scheduled for completion in September 2016.