Lord Tennyson Elementary School

July 2017

New School and Child Care

Design is well underway for the new Lord Tennyson Elementary School in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. The $24.5 million French Immersion school will be home to more than 400 students from kindergarten to Grade 7. The LEED Gold project will feature state-of-the-art 21st century learning environments on the first and second floors and a child care centre with an expansive outdoor play area on the third floor.

King David High School

July 2017

New 21st Century Learning Commons

The former library at King David School was recently transformed into a bright, light-filled 21st century learning commons with social and study spaces designed to support core skill competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to help students thrive in today’s world.

Originally completed by AOA in 2005, King David High School is an award-winning independent Jewish school that fuses the traditions of Judaism with the provincial educational curriculum.

UBC Aquatic Centre

June 2017

Design Quarterly - Unique Aquatic Environment

Check out the UBC Aquatic Centre featured on the cover of the Design Quarterly Magazine Spring 2017 issue.

Unique Aquatic Environment by Cheryl Mah | Photos by Ema Peter

The design of the UBC Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA & Acton Ostry Architects.

Sauder School of Business

June 2017

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.