National Soccer Development Centre

September 2017

Official Opening

The University of British Columbia and the Whitecaps FC team celebrates the official opening of the National Soccer Development Centre on September 22, 2017. The first Whitecaps FC team moved in and started training at the new facility in June. The facility brings new amenities to Thunderbird Park including new grass and artificial turf fields, washrooms, locker rooms, and a concessions stand, and will serve as the training home of Whitecaps FC.

Brock Commons Tallwood House

September 2017

Fast Company's Innovation by Design Awards

Brock Commons Tallwood House was recognized as a Finalist in the Spaces, Places and Cities category of Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards. The annual program drew more than 2,500 submissions with 299 honourees chosen by expert judges in 13 categories representing the best products, services, interfaces and ideas of 2017. Check out the winners, finalists and honourable mentions below.

The Independent

August 2017

Rooftop Trees

A bosque of seventeen spruce trees (Picea bicolour) were recently hoisted by crane and placed atop The Independent. The evergreens range from three to five meters in height and are planted in a cascade of cubic planters. The tree-topped crown symbolizes the height to which the first-growth forest once soared and marks the summit of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in Vancouver’s skyline.

Certified Passive House Designers

August 2017

Matt Wood and Mark Simpson

Congratulations to our own Matt Wood and Mark Simpson for their recently achieved recognition and status as Certified Passive House Designers.

Acton Ostry Architects are members of Passive House Canada, with access to the most current knowledge, tools and networks for designing buildings that meet the world’s highest level of energy efficiency, the international Passive House Standard.