Acton Ostry Architects

January 2020

Canadian Modern Architecture

Four of Acton Ostry Architects’ projects have been featured in Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present: Chief Matthews Primary School, Cactus Club English Bay, the Sauder School of Business, and Brock Commons Tallwood House. Canadian Modern Architecture is a fifty-year retrospective with fresh insights from Canada’s most distinguished architectural critics and scholars into the country’s unique modern and contemporary architecture.

Gastown Child Care Centre

December 2019

Construction Update

Construction has begun on two rooftop child care centres that will provide 74 spaces for infants and toddlers in Vancouver’s DTES neighbourhood. The centres are being built on top of neighbouring parkades in the historic Gastown neighbourhood. The City of Vancouver will own and maintain the childcare centres, and they’ll be operated by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver on a not-for-profit basis.

UBC Aquatic Centre

November 2019

IOC IAKS Gold Award

UBC Aquatic Centre was awarded Gold at the 2019 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prizes ceremony in Cologne Germany. The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities award programme recognizes exemplary buildings that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning and exceptional architectural design. 

The Duke

November 2019

2019 Architecture Foundation of British Columbia Award

The Duke has received a 2019 Architecture Foundation of British Columbia Award for exceptional achievement in incorporating community connection into architectural design. The AFBC Architectural Awards programme presented eight awards in four categories to the AIBC community for elevating the built environment in a significant and substantial way.