UBC Biological Sciences Complex New Photography
As originally intended and envisioned, the landscape at the Biological Sciences Complex has filled in the sloping grade and climbing vines are well on their way to enveloping the face of the facility.
The LEED Gold project included a seismic upgrade and major renewal of the South and West wings in 2011.
In 2012 the lower level was outfitted with a new state-of-the-art aquatic research facility that includes aquatics laboratories, aquaculture systems, and environmental chambers for the Department of Zoology.
Stella | Kingsway Honda
Completed in 2009, the Stella | Kingsway Honda mixed-use project serves as a gateway to the Mount Pleasant.
The 110,000 sf development includes 96 residential market units and a full service automobile dealership, thought to be the first in North America to combine such uses.
In 2010 the project was featured in “A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver” published by Douglas & McIntyre.
DP Board Approval
Acton Ostry presented The Independent, a mixed-use residential project for Rize Alliance, to the Development Permit Board on July 14, 2014. The colourful and eclectic transit-oriented project received unanimous approval from the Board.
The design expresses the vibrancy of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood through a bricolage approach inspired by local street photography, West Coast art, and the essence of hill towns. A tree-topped crown will mark Mount Pleasant in Vancouver’s Greenest City skyline.
The Salt Building
Homes and Living Magazine Transformations
The Salt Building was recently featured in the June/July issue of Homes and Living Magazine.
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Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue
Located at Oak Street and 28th Avenue in Vancouver, Congregation Beth Israel is undergoing an extensive transformation and expansion of the existing synagogue and site.
The approximately 75,000 sf project includes a new 500-seat sanctuary, with the former sanctuary being transformed into a stunning social space. Other programs include cultural display, chapel, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative areas, and outdoor gathering areas. The new entry approach features a coloured glass canopy with amber and golden hues.
Completion is scheduled in September 2014.