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 (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.
AFBC Special Jury Award
The Gastown Child Care Centre has been selected as a recipient of a Special Jury Award from the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia’s Architectural Awards of Excellence program, which represents the highest level of architectural award in British Columbia and aims to recognize design excellence for projects across the province. The Passive House and LEED Gold-certified Gastown Child Care Centre provides 74 child care spaces in an innovative complex located atop underutilized parkades in the downtown Vancouver core.
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.