Acton Ostry Architects
Acton Ostry Architects is pleased to be included in Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity. Accompanied by stunning photography, the newly released book surveys the country’s most accomplished architectural firms, whose work enhances cities and landscapes across Canada’s geographically varied expanse. Author Leslie Jen explores a number of significant projects in urban and rural environments—private residences, cultural and institutional facilities, and democratic public spaces—that profoundly influence our interactions with each other and the communities in which we live. Canadian Architecture is a testament to a thriving, diverse, and innovative design culture that continues to play an integral role in shaping our national identity.
LEED Gold Certification
The recently-completed Gastown Child Care Centre has received LEED Gold certification following its Passive House certification in June. Developed in response to an intriguing concept proposed by the City of Vancouver to locate child care centres atop under-utilized parkades in the downtown core, the innovative Gastown Child Care Centre supports Vancouver’s Greenest City goals through several sustainability features including a focus on net zero energy and low carbon fuel sources.
City Council Approval
Woodland Park has received the support of Port Moody City Council. The multi-phase rezoning accommodates the gradual growth of much-needed housing in Port Moody and will culminate in a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable master-planned community with an innovative mix of housing in 20 buildings across five distinct neighbourhoods. 75 percent of the ten-hectare site will remain green space, and 325 of the 2,000 new homes will be affordable rental units developed by BC Housing in partnership with EDGAR.
The Technology Enterprise Facility 4 features academic and administrative space for the University of British Columbia, digital tech office space for the university’s industry research partners, and shared penthouse amenity space. The LEED Gold-target building will facilitate research collaborations among academic and industry groups in cross-cutting and developing fields.