Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) has announced new associates Milos Begovic, Mark Simpson and Nathaniel Straathof at the Vancouver firm. The new associates join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry; associate principals, Alan Davies and Alex Percy; and, associates Ruth Chau, Derek Fleming, and Matt Wood in leading future growth of the firm.
Milos Begovic joined AOA in 2015 and is currently the project lead for an extensive redevelopment of Vancouver College that includes a campus master plan, academic quadrangle, chapel, middle school, and elementary school with a heritage facade retention.
Mark Simpson joined AOA in 2007 and is currently the project lead for the Lord Tennyson Elementary School and Child Care, which is part of the Vancouver School Board seismic upgrade replacement program and in partnership with the City of Vancouver to expand child care spaces throughout the city.
Nathaniel Straathof joined AOA in 2006. He is currently the project lead for the full seismic upgrade and renewal of the Hebb Building for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC, which was originally designed by Thompson Berwick and Pratt Architects in the 1960s.
Acton Ostry Architects is currently celebrating its 25th year. Over the years, the practice has received more than 100 local, national, and international design awards. Recent notable projects include Brock Commons Tallwood House, UBC Aquatic Centre, York House Senior School, and Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue.