West Point Grey Academy
New Learning Commons
The new learning commons at West Point Grey Academy was recently fitted out with new furniture and equipment, giving the students an opportunity to get acquainted with the bright and airy space before school breaks for the summer. Other recent improvements have been made to the senior school, junior school, preschool, skills centre, dining hall, and gymnasium.
New School and City Child Care
The BC Ministry of Education has approved $19.6 million in funding from the provincial Seismic Mitigation Program to replace the aging 1912 Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School. The project will include a 69-space child care centre through a unique partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Vancouver School Board, and the City of Vancouver.
The design incorporates innovative 21st century learning environments on the first and second floors with a state-of-the-art rooftop child care centre.
Best New Toronto Restaurant 2016
The recently completed Cactus Club First Canadian Place has been named one of the Best New Toronto Restaurants by Torontolife.com. Completed in October 2015, Cactus Club’s eastern flagship restaurant is located In the heart of downtown Toronto at the base of the city’s tallest tower—the iconic First Canadian Place. The 1,400 square meter, 500 seat, three level restaurant brings vitality and transparency to the Adelaide streetfront.
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.