Limberlost Place

April 2018

Limberlost Place (FKA The Arbour) at George Brown College is a collaboration between Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects that will transform the Toronto skyline with an eye-catching, exposed tall wood structure that will incorporate solar chimney systems to capture and harness light and air for natural ventilation and ground source geothermal energy for heating and cooling. Limberlost Place will serve as an educational hub for George Brown College and will include a Tall Wood Research Institute and a child care centre.

The 10 storey, 16,250 square-metre facility will mark an important step forward in the development of large span mass wood structures and is poised to be the first project of its kind in the world.

Construction of the $130-million project is scheduled to commence in 2021.

recognition

2019
WAN Awards Future Projects Gold
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building Award
Azure Magazine Unbuilt Building People’s Choice Award
MIPIM & Architectural Review Future Project Award

2018

Rethinking the Future Architecture, Construction & Design Award
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

UBC Aquatic Centre

October 2014

Completed in 2017, the 8,000 square metre Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) and Acton Ostry Architects.

Located at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus, the new facility accommodates high performance training, community aquatics and student campus life. Angular massing, a soaring roof canopy and extensive glazing all combine to create a dynamic form that dramatically reveals activities taking place within.

Strategic planning allows the competition venue to operate independent of student and community recreational programs. A central skylight spine creates a virtual separation of uses that facilitates delineation and user control for divergent programming. The complex includes a 50m-competition pool, 25m-recreation pool, leisure pool, hot tub, change rooms, multi-purpose rooms and spectator seating. The project is LEED Gold certified.

To learn more about the project, view the videos produced by Bronwyn Davies via UBC Recreation: Welcome to the New UBC Pool and Check out the New UBC Aquatic Centre.

Read the articles on Canadian Architect and Design Quarterly.

recognition

2020
Governor General Medal in Architecture

2019
IOC IAKS Gold Award
Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award
SCUP Excellence in Architecture
AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Award

2018
Lieutenant Governor of BC Medal
Ontario Association of Architects Award Finalist
Global Architecture & Design Award
AIA International Region Merit Award
AIA International Region Sustainability Award
Piscine Global Europe Pool Design Awards
Interior Designers of Canada Award
Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia Award
Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Sustainability Award
ASHRAE BC Chapter Technology Award

2017
Azure Magazine Ten Best Buildings
Athletic Business Facilities Award

2015
American School & University Architectural Portfolio

2014
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence