The Philosophy

Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. began in 1996 as an Architectural and Interior Design firm focused on the planning and design of facilities for the Arts. Today, it is a full service Architectural and Interior Design firm recognized as a leading designer of community and cultural facilities across western Canada.

Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. strives to make real buildings that people can work well in and want to be in. We listen closely to our clients and generate sensitive design solutions that not only function, but are genuinely interesting spaces. We are a modernist-based firm with an analytical approach to program and function. Discovery through discussions and workshops at the beginning of the project allows us to gain a better understanding of what the building really wants to be. From this point, we can allow our imagination to balance aesthetics with form and function.

Responsible environmental design is a matter of standard practice at Proscenium.  Our firm is committed to the principles of sustainable development and seeks to provide our clients with information and insight into the products and technologies that will improve both the performance and efficiency of their projects. Through careful detailing and innovative technical solutions, Proscenium has gained a strong reputation with clients and user-groups and continues to promote client involvement throughout the design process.

Proscenium combines the technical strength and depth of experience usually associated with a large firm with the personal attention and creative energy of a small design studio.  Through a balanced mix of Architectural and Interior design staff working cohesively on each project, our clients and user groups understand that their needs and goals are being heard in all aspects of the design process from concepts through to completion. 

The Team

Hugh Cochlin
Architect AIBC AAA MRAIC LEED AP Principal
Kori Chan
Architect AIBC AAA MRAIC LEED AP Principal
Eileen Chen
BA CGA Principal
Ron Clay
BA B. ARCH MRAIC Associate
Ben Nielsen
Architect AIBC Associate
Peter Carter
Architect AIBC Associate
Matthew Kurnicki
Architect AIBC MRAIC Senior Architect
B. Arch
Architect AIBC
Marta Maria Ibanez Herrero
M. Arch, B. Arch
Alissa Foss
DID Interior Designer
Sandi Chih
DID RID LEED AP Interior Designer
Teague Shinkewski
B. Des, M. Arch, Intern Architect AIBC
Steve Dixon
Technologist, DIPL. AT
Nicole Poelzer
BID Interior Designer
Pamela Troyer
B.Des, M.Arch, Intern Architect AIBC
Yanjun Guo
Jr. Interior Designer / Arch. T
Alexandra Somer
Sara Passiniemi
DID Interior Designer