York House Senior School

April 2015

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

March 2015

SCALE-UP Classrooms

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.

Water Street Revitalization

December 2014

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.

Cordage + Garage 

Terminus + Grand 


UBC Aquatics Centre

December 2014

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.