YHS in the News

Our Senior School is generating lots of buzz in the architecture and design world. Check out the recent press:

World Architecture News:
Through the glass ceiling…Light-drenched entry point inserted into York House School by Acton Ostry Architects The York House School in Vancouver has been graced with a new 36,000 sq ft entry point designed by Acton Ostry Architects, connecting the south, north and east wings of the existing school building with a light-filled circulation space.

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Award Magazine (Architecture, Design & Construction Publication)
by Tiffany Sloan
When York House School, an independent school for girls in Vancouver, set out to replace its aging senior school building, it had many of the typical requirements of a modern, upscale school: energy-efficient systems, lots of natural light and flexible workspaces to accommodate 21st-century teaching practices. But one item on the list was unique. York House’s 80-yearold campus consisted of several buildings that had been added piecemeal in disparate styles over the years, explains Mark Ostry, principal of Acton Ostry Architects. “The senior school forms a new entry portal to the whole campus, creating an intersection for all 600 students to converge and connect,” says Ostry.

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Canadian Architect:
Acton Ostry Architects complete York House Senior School in Vancouver: Vancouver-based Acton Ostry Architects were commissioned to design a new Senior School on the greater York House campus, and their response is a strikingly handsome building that provides a strong presence and new entry point for the campus through a soaring glazed portal, circulation crossroads and atrium space that connects the south, north and east wings of the existing school. The addition includes 36,000 square feet of classrooms; administrative and service spaces; social locker zones and lounge areas for students in Grades 8 through 12. Innovative, progressive and collaborative state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces are adaptable and flexible, with spaces and places for informal student and teacher interaction throughout the day.

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The Trowel Magazine:
Defying Tradition
By Jessica Kirby

Wall and ceiling trends in architecture are calling for innovative, integrated acoustic and environmental design components that lead to functional, beautiful spaces that defy the traditional institutional aesthetic.

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Canadian Interiors (Canada’s leading magazine targeted at interior design professionals).