The Duke

October 2021

Grands Prix du Design Platinum Award

The Duke has been announced as a winner of a 2021 Grands Prix du Design Platinum Award. Enhancing the appreciation and promotion of excellence in design, the Grands Prix du Design Awards celebrate and reward the work of designers and architects who improve our quality of life and the built environment. Designed under the City of Vancouver Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, The Duke is a LEED Gold-certified mixed-use rental residential development with a unique building typology that is new to Vancouver.

Acton Ostry Architects

October 2021

Urbanarium The Mixing Middle Competition

Acton Ostry Architects is pleased to be a sponsor of Urbanarium’s The Mixing Middle Competition, which calls for innovative mixed-use designs to revitalize residential areas in four Metro Vancouver communities. The aim of the competition is to create more vibrant neighbourhoods that meet the needs of intergenerational and multicultural residents through an exploration of the possibilities of multifunctional mixed uses. Creativity and ambition are encouraged. Registration is open to everyone through November 2, 2021.

The Arbour

October 2021

Construction Start

Construction has begun on The Arbour, the future home of the School of Technology at George Brown College and Canada’s first Tall Wood Research Institute. Located on Toronto’s waterfront, the ten-storey tall wood building will break new ground with a revolutionary CLT structure that is anticipated to pave the way for the widespread use of mass timber in multi-storey, larger span buildings. The Arbour is a joint venture collaboration between AOA and Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

445 Kingsway

September 2021

New Project

One of only 20 projects in the City of Vancouver’s Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program, 445 Kingsway is a 14-storey mixed-use development consisting of a commercial base topped by a three-storey residential podium and two mid-rise residential towers. The transit-oriented development will provide 236 secured rental housing units, 20% of which will be moderate income rental units and 35% of which will be suitable for families with children. Extensive outdoor amenity space above the commercial podium and on the tower roofs will provide views of the adjacent Robson Park.