Gastown Child Care Centre

April 2022

Canadian Green Building Award

The Gastown Child Care Centre has been recognized for excellence in sustainability with a SABMag Canadian Green Building Award. The winners represent the best examples of sustainable, high-performance building design in Canada. Eleven winning projects were selected from across the country. This is Acton Ostry Architects’ sixth award from the National Program of Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine.

Acton Ostry Architects

December 2021

Leadership Announcement

Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) is pleased to announce new partners and an expanded leadership team. Founding principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry welcome principals Alex Percy, Mark Simpson and Matt Wood as new partners, and congratulate Milos Begovic, Ruth Chau, Stewart Child, Derek Fleming, and Michael Fugeta as associate principals, and Gregory Aunger and Matthew Fellows as associates.

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.