UBC Aquatic Centre

November 2015

American School & University Architectural Portfolio

The UBC Aquatic Centre has been awarded an Architectural Portfolio Citation for Work in Progress from the American School & University magazine.

Published in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, the competition celebrates architects and education institutions for achievements in outstanding school design.

The UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) and Acton Ostry Architects.

UBC Brock Commons Phase 1


November 2015

Construction Underway

Construction has begun on the Brock Commons Phase 1 student residence project, one of the tallest mass timber buildings in the world. The 18 storey student residence building will provide housing for 404 students with a mix of studio and quad units. The structure is a hybrid system comprised of CLT floor slabs, glulam columns, steel connectors and concrete cores.

When completed in 2017 the $51.5 million project will stand 53 metres tall.

Brock Commons Phase 1 is one of the tallest mass timber buildings

October 2015

One of the tallest mass timber buildings in the world will soon begin construction at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus. The 18 storey student residence building will provide housing for 404 students with a mix of studio and quad units. The structure is a hybrid system comprised of CLT floor slabs, glulam columns, steel connectors and concrete cores. When completed in 2017 the $51.5 million project will stand 53 metres tall.

AOA Receives Three Masonry Design Awards

October 2015

AOA received three awards at the Masonry Institute of British Columbia Masonry Design Award Gala dinner on October 1, 2015.

St. Augustine School and Cactus Club Langley Bypass received Awards of Excellence and Congregation Beth Israel received an Award of Merit.

The Masonry Design Awards showcase beautiful and distinctive masonry projects and honour the owners and designers that contribute to their realization.