Completed in 2018, Manrell Hall is a 4,350 square metre middle school that focuses on the educational stage bridging elementary and senior school. The three-storey, rectilinear red brick-clad building is designed to maximize shared formal and informal learning spaces with classrooms arranged in learning neighbourhoods to support a 21st century learning pedagogy. Manrell Hall features a spacious sky-lit entry lobby, dining hall, founders atrium and campus ministry. The facility is the first phase of a master plan developed by Acton Ostry Architects for Vancouver College, the only all boys independent Catholic school in British Columbia.
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 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