Industrial Long Wood

October 2020

Located in the False Creek Flats area of Vancouver, Industrial Long Wood is an exposed mass timber building that measures 27 by 21 metres wide and 162 metres long, equivalent to a 54-storey tower laid on its side. The proposed building supports a City of Vancouver planning vision for a newly established light industrial and digital tech office area located close to downtown and the Port of Vancouver.

To achieve economy through speed of construction, a “keep it simple” design approach leverages repetition and prefabrication. The seven-metre by nine-metre structural grid is comprised of glulam columns and cross bracing and CLT infill panels supported on glulam edge beams and a flush central steel beam. Two CLT cores provide additional seismic and lateral support.

recognition

2021
MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Award
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention

Vancouver Talmud Torah

July 2016

Completed in 2016, the 8,360 square metre Vancouver Talmud Torah is Vancouver’s largest Jewish elementary school. The plan addresses the multiple spatial and infrastructure constraints that hinder the existing building. Vancouver Talmud Torah accommodates preschool programs, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 7. The renewed school welcomes students in a collaborative and project-based learning environment, where they can acquire skills paramount to the 21st century.

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