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.
MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Award
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention
The 2,625 square metre Yaletown Square is a rehabilitation of an existing two-storey 1910 Yaletown heritage designated warehouse building with a new three-storey addition above. The project will include a mix of commercial retail and office space. The design makes a clear distinction between the heritage building and the contemporary addition. Materials have been carefully selected to be complementary with the historic building.
Completed in 2017, the National Soccer Development Centre is a collaboration of Acton Ostry Architects and Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects.
The 3,250 square metre facility is located in the UBC Point Grey campus athletic precinct and is the new home base for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club, the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s and Women’s Varsity soccer teams, the Girls Elite REX and Residency teams, and the west coast base for the Canadian Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams.
The world-class, state-of-the-art professional training wing includes: weight training and conditioning gym; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; hydrotherapy pool; Whitecaps, USL Pro, and Academy locker rooms; equipment storage, commercial kitchen, dining hall, players’ lounge, coaching and administration offices, conference room, media centre, and two full-size natural turf fields and one artificial turf field.
The UBC Thunderbird training wing includes: six locker rooms, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, coaching offices, multipurpose room, concession stand, public washrooms and plaza.
Completed in 2003, the 2,500 square metre Taylor Building is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district. The project is a rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a former heritage warehouse into a mixed-use development with 22-units of market housing above ground floor commercial use.
The residential units are flexible and open to maximize use of natural light from the existing windows. Seismic upgrading is integrated with both a functional and aesthetic purpose. Finishes are held back from existing heavy timber, concrete and masonry components.
Urban Development Institute Award of Excellence
City of Vancouver Heritage Award