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.
Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine
The Water Street Revitalization is featured in the December issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine.
“History Matters: Thanks to a friendly regulatory environment and the drive to adapt and reuse buildings, heritage conversion in Canada is flourishing. Vancouver’s Water Street revitalization is a prime example.”
Earlier this year the Water Street Revitalization project was recognized by Heritage Canada with The National Trust 2014 Award for Building Heritage.
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
Canadian Architect announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence with the UBC Aquatic Centre receiving an Award of Excellence. The awards are given each year for projects in the design stage.
The Awards of Excellence have recognized significant architectural projects in Canada on an annual basis since 1968. This year’s jury recognized 11 projects with Awards of Excellence.
The UBC Aquatic Centre project is a collaboration between Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Acton Ostry Architects.
City of Surrey NewCity Design
Christ Worship Centre has been presented the City of Surrey NewCity Design Award of Excellence by the Mayor and Council on October 22, 2014 at the City Awards reception. The project was recognized for its design excellence in the Government and Institutional category.
Held every three years as part of the overall City Awards program, the NewCity Design Awards recognize Surrey’s most significant accomplishments in city-building: architecture, landscape, urban design, and infrastructure.