Vancouver College Redevelopment
The Vancouver College Redevelopment Phase 1A construction is proceeding well with roofing complete and interior finishing ready to commence. Manrell Hall is a 4,088 square metre Middle School that includes: 18 classrooms; a learning common; informal study space; a dining hall; and an extensive arts space that features digital media and robotics. The next major milestone is completion of the building envelope, including glazing and masonry, which is well under way and scheduled for completion in March.
LEED Gold Certification
UBC Aquatic Centre has achieved LEED® Canada NC Gold certification. Designed in collaboration with MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, the 8,000 square meter facility includes a high-performance 50m competition pool with spectator seating, a 25m recreational lap and diving pool, a leisure pool, hot tub, universal family change rooms, administration offices and multi-purpose meeting rooms. The building incorporates sustainable design features including rainwater harvesting and high efficiency heat recovery systems supplemented by heat drawn from the UBC District Energy system.
2017 Wood Design & Building Awards
Brock Commons Tallwood House has been awarded the 2017 Wood Design Award for Technical Innovation by the Canadian Wood Council. The Wood Design Awards program is an opportunity to showcase exceptional wood buildings and serves to inspire designers to push the boundaries of wood in construction. The Jury commended the project for innovative engineering and “pushing the limits of what we understand wood can do”.
SAB Magazine Article
Check out the article published in the latest issue of the SAB Magazine ‘Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction’ by Russell Acton on Brock Commons Tallwood House at the University of British Columbia. Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings that are quick, clean and cost effective to construct and which maximize carbon sequestration and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in cities.