Vancouver-based Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) has named new principals and associates at the firm. Alan Davies and Alex Percy have been promoted to principal, with Mark Simpson and Matt Wood promoted to associate principal. Michael Fugeta and Matthew Fellows have been named as new associates, joining Milos Bejovic, Ruth Chau, Derek Fleming, and Nate Straathof as associate members of the AOA leadership team.
“The new leadership structure marks the beginning of the next phase in the evolution and growth of Acton Ostry Architects,” says founding principal Russell Acton.
Michael Fugeta, associate has been with AOA since 2010. Michael was project lead for The Duke, an award-winning rental residential project completed in 2018 under the City of Vancouver Secured Market Rental Housing Policy. Michael continues to contribute his creativity and expertise to the realization of affordable rental housing projects in Vancouver.
Matthew Fellows, associate joined AOA in 2012. Matthew is currently the project lead for the new Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School and Child Care scheduled for completion in the Fall. Matthew has an expertise with educational projects, previously overseeing completion of Vancouver Talmud Torah, the city’s largest Jewish elementary school.
Founding principal Mark Ostry adds, “These talented individuals have honed design and leadership skills with AOA over many years and will guide the way forward for a new generation of talented architects.”
Acton Ostry Architects is a leading Canadian design practice recognized for the creation of eloquent and innovative community, public institutional and mixed-use residential projects, and as leaders in the advancement of tall wood buildings. AOA has received more than 100 local, national, and international design awards. Notable projects include Brock Commons Tallwood House, The Arbour, The Sauder School of Business, York House Senior School and the UBC Aquatic Centre.