The Arbour

March 2019

The Arbour reaches new heights with international Sustainability Prize

The Arbour at George Brown College, which is the World’s first tall wood, low carbon institutional building was recently recognized for design excellence in the context of sustainability at the 2019 MIPIM / The Architectural Review Future Projects Awards. This multi million dollar, 10 storey tall wood building uses solar chimney systems to capture and harness light and air for natural ventilation and ground source geothermal energy for heating and cooling.

AOA25 Book Launch

March 2019

March 14th, 5-7PM, at Inform Interiors

Join us for an authors’ talk by Principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry as they present their book AOA25, a chronology of projects that hold special significance in the 25 year evolution of our practice. Register on line at Proceeds of book sales are being donated to support the education of young architects.

UBC Geological Field School

January 2019

New Facilities for Outdoor Field Skills

Check out the new design of the UBC Geological Field School located in Oliver, British Columbia. The Field School complex consists of: a main building with learning, dining and kitchen functions; a faculty cabin; and, heavy duty tent structures for students. The Geological Field School will be used by students and faculty of the UBC Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.


January 2019

Now on sale at Inform Interiors

AOA25 celebrates 25 years of Acton Ostry Architects with a chronology of 25 projects that hold special significance for founding partners Russell Acton and Mark Ostry. The 272 page, hardcover book is now available for sale at Inform Interiors located at 50 Water Street in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood.

AOA25 sells for $38, with all proceeds being donated to support the education of young architects.