Brock Commons Phase 1
Site Tour with Honourable James Carr
Russell Acton met with the Honourable James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources Canada during his visit to the Brock Commons Student Residence site on July 4th. NRCAN has supported the construction of the building with a capital contribution of $2.33M to offset the innovation or ‘first time’ cost of the research, technical design and construction of a tall wood building. The project has been moving at a rapid pace with 6 storeys of mass wood structure and 4 storeys of prefabricated building enclosure being erected in under one month. When completed, Brock Commons will be the tallest contemporary wood building in the world at 53 meters and 18 storeys.
Lieutenant Governor Award
York House Senior School received a Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture at the 2016 AIBC Architectural Awards Reception held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 18, 2016.
Each year, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia showcases the best in architecture from the AIBC community through its awards program. York House Senior School has previously been recognized with a Best of Canada Award and a City of Vancouver Urban Design Award.
City of Vancouver Urban Design Award
999 Seymour has received a City of Vancouver Urban Design Award, which celebrates Vancouver’s great architecture and urban design.
The awards program recognizes that good design enriches the overall experience of the city through the careful consideration of the design of public spaces and the buildings that interact with the spaces.
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.