Posts Tagged ‘Acton Ostry Architects’

Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Lessons from Brock Commons

At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student
residence building located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver,  that officially opened for students in July of 2017. The project is the first to be completed in Canada under the 2013 Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project Initiative sponsored by Natural
Resources Canada.

By Russell Acton

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Salt Building revival

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Restored heritage warehouse targets LEED-Gold certification

The Salt Building is centrally located in Vancouver’s new Southeast False Creek [SEFC] sustainable neighbourhood. Dating from the 1930s, it is the only remaining structure in the first phase of SEFC that connects directly back to False Creek’s rich industrial past of sawmills, shipbuilding, and steel fabrication.

By Russell Acton

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