The Duke

December 2016

Construction Update

Construction of The Duke is well underway. With the penthouse level concrete poured, there are only two more levels to go. Located near a busy transit-oriented node in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the 14-storey, 13,145 square metre, mixed-use project includes 201 rental units with ground floor retail housed in a unique building typology that is new to Vancouver.

Scheduled for completion in mid 2017, The Duke was designed under the City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy and is targeted for LEED Gold certification.

UBC Aquatic Centre

December 2016

Occupancy Ahead of Schedule

The UBC Aquatic Centre has received partial provisional occupancy two weeks ahead of schedule. Training for staff and lifeguards can now get underway in preparation for the facility to open for the public early in the New Year.

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

More construction progress photographs can be viewed on the project page.

UBC Aquatic Centre

November 2016

Water filling at the Pools

Water filling has begun at the UBC Aquatic Centre, starting with the 25m recreation pool and the leisure pool last week. Opening is scheduled for early 2017.

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

Check out our project page for more construction progress photographs.

UBC Hebb Building

November 2016

Renewal of 1960s Thompson Berwick and Pratt Project

The University of British Columbia has retained Acton Ostry Architects for a $20 million renewal of the Hebb Building, a 5,957 square metre, six-storey, 1960s modernist building designed by Thompson Berwick and Pratt Architects. The renewal includes reconfiguration of teaching and support spaces to support contemporary pedagogy for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2019.