Sauder School of Business
Flying Buttress Feature for Sculptural Seismic Upgrade
A forty-foot-tall flying buttress is a dramatic focal feature for the recently completed seismic upgrade to the Henry Angus Tower at the Sauder School of Business on the UBC Point Grey campus. The flying buttress was used in combination with two striated concrete shear walls as a means to retain two towering pine trees. The sculpted buttress supports a new coloured glass canopy that marks and celebrates the main entrance to the Henry Angus Tower.
Whitecaps move into new training centre at UBC
The Vancouver Whitecaps have moved into the new National Soccer Development Centre at the University of British Columbia. The 38,000 square-foot state-of-the-art training centre includes a physiotherapy area, hydrotherapy pools, a treatment room, gym, and dining hall. The facility is divided into two wings, one for the Whitecaps and another for the UBC Thunderbird soccer teams. The soccer centre also features three natural grass fields and two artifical turf fields.
Acton Ostry designed the project in collaboration with BBB Architects.
Landscaping has begun on the roof of The Duke located in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The steel structure is complete and the tensile canopy is to be installed in the summer. The installation of the exterior masonry facade is progressing.
Scheduled for completion in 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.
Procuring Innovation in Construction
A new report ‘Procuring Innovation in Construction’ published by British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) uses UBC Brock Commons Tallwood House as an example of design and construction of high performance wood structures driving the adaptation of modern methods of construction such as digital design and pre-fabrication. Check out the link below to read the full report.