On November 18th, Proscenium’s Hugh Cochlin (Principal) will be speaking at the annual Wood Solutions Conference (November 16-20) hosted by Wood WORKS! BC. This year all the sessions will be virtual.
Hugh’s session, “The Material is the Message,” looks at the connection between material and brand for commercial projects, with the new timber-frame MEC Vancouver building as an example. He will dive into the use of wood as both an aesthetic and structural choice, touch on sustainability concerns (is wood always a sustainable choice?) and give a virtual tour of the building and its innovative design solutions.
Register for the conference online.
We are thrilled to receive this award for MEC Edmonton Brewery District in Edmonton!
WOOD WORKS! Alberta / the Canadian Wood Council jury provided these comments on the building:
“Wood was used for structural and accent finishing pieces and the jury felt that this choice makes the project stand out. It is going above and beyond in a retail experience when customers are allowed to approach and interact with the wood. The entry canopy is impressive, the proportions of wood make a nice warm entry to the building, especially the wood doors. A wide variety of materials were used: glulam columns, timber clad canopies, CLT changing rooms. The structure is thoughtfully oriented to the south and will get the natural light bouncing off the wood surfaces.”
It is great to add this new award to our office and we look forward to submitting future projects.
Out at UBC, we’re excited to see the renovation of the MacLeod building deep in progress! This gutting and renovation project on the electrical computer engineering faculty building is taking the building down to its basic structural elements to rebuild/reprogram/refresh for 21st century teaching.
We’re at that exciting turnaround point where we see the vision start to come to life…