York House Senior School & Cactus Club English Bay
City of Vancouver Urban Design Awards
York House Senior School and Cactus Club English Bay received City of Vancouver Urban Design Awards at this years inaugral event established to recognize and celebrate Vancouver’s great architecture and urban design.
The awards program recognizes that good design enriches the overall experience of the city through the careful consideration of the design of public spaces and the buildings that interact with the spaces. Design awards were presented to projects that demonstrate visionary thinking and support design excellence in Vancouver.
As originally intended and envisioned, the landscape at the Biological Sciences Complex has filled in the sloping grade and climbing vines are well on their way to enveloping the face of the facility.
The LEED Gold project included a seismic upgrade and major renewal of the South and West wings in 2011.
In 2012 the lower level was outfitted with a new state-of-the-art aquatic research facility that includes aquatics laboratories, aquaculture systems, and environmental chambers for the Department of Zoology.
Completed in 2009, the Stella | Kingsway Honda mixed-use project serves as a gateway to the Mount Pleasant.
The 110,000 sf development includes 96 residential market units and a full service automobile dealership, thought to be the first in North America to combine such uses.
In 2010 the project was featured in “A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver” published by Douglas & McIntyre.
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.