Brock Commons Phase 1

April 2016

A Tale of Tall Timber at PSMA Vancouver

Russell Acton presents “A Tale of Tall Timber: UBC Brock Commons Student Residence” hosted by Professional Services Management Association (PSMA) Vancouver at the Sutton Place Hotel on April 14. Russell will share how a wide assortment of design, technical, economic and approval challenges were met head-on and resolved quickly, effectively and efficiently using a highly collaborative integrated design process.

York House Senior School

March 2016

Architizer A+ Award & WAN Award Longlist

York House Senior School has received a 2016 Architizer A+ Special Mention Award in the Primary and High School category and has advanced to the longlist for the 2016 WAN Awards in the Education sector. The Architizer A+ Awards program is the world’s largest architectural awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture. The World Architecture News Awards WAN Awards is the world’s largest awards programme in international architecture.

Sauder School of Business

March 2016

Sauder Learning Labs

Rob Peregoodoff, Director of Learning Services at the Sauder School of Business, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Creston Summum Bonum Award. Mr. Peregoodoff acknowledged the entire UBC Sauder team, as well as the Sauder Learning Labs facility designed by Acton Ostry, as being integral to him receiving the award. The Summum Bonum Award celebrates passionate teachers from all levels of education and honors the vital role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.

Salt Building

March 2016

Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Buildings

Acton Ostry Architects is pleased to see the release of Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada and to have had several of our heritage projects referenced in the manual. The book serves as a “sustainable building toolkit” that will enhance understanding of the environmental benefits of heritage conservation and of the strong interrelationship between natural and built heritage conservation. Intended as a useful set of best practices, the guidelines in Building Resilience can be applied to existing and traditionally constructed buildings, as well as formally recognized heritage places.