Peter Carter has been made an Associate!
The Langara College Science & Technology Building has received a SAB Magazine Canadian Green Building Award in the category of Institutional [Large], and we couldn’t be prouder.
This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.
Where were you born?
Woodlands, New Zealand. It’s a tiny rural village of about 150 people at the bottom of the country.
How did you get into design?
I became interested in design when I was a kid watching my uncle drawing floor plans and construction details at his drafting table. I was fascinated with technical drawing and after taking graphic design in high school I knew I wanted to work in a design field, which eventually lead to Architecture.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful?
I think every class has been useful to a degree except maybe the semester on Shakespearean literature. Painfully boring.
What is the best building of all time?
My favourite building would have to be the Len Lye Centre but the best building would be anywhere that I can get a good peaceful sleep at the end of the day.
Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…
Anywhere that I can get good eggs benedict at the start of the day
You never leave home without…
Keys, Phone, Wallet
Your Great Escape would be to…
Take a heli-ski trip to a remote mountain somewhere in Japan
What single piece of technology makes your life easier?
A slow cooker. For those tasty beef stews.
What is your spirit animal?
I like to think mine would be something silent and deadly. Like a jaguar, or a wolf. But in reality, I’m probably an old house cat.
What word do you have trouble saying?
“Conscientiously” It always trips me up.
Where were you born? Brussels, Belgium
How did you get into design? I’ve always been touched by beautiful things and spaces and I wanted to improve people’s lives through my work, so design seemed like the perfect way to combine both.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful? None. Even the classes I thought weren’t useful at the time have turned out to be useful at some point in my life.
What is the best building of all time? The Taj Mahal, The Guggenheim Museum in New York, La Fenice Theatre in Venice, The Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Best brunch spot in Vancouver is… Chambar.
You never leave home without… A tape measure, you never know when you might need one!
Your Great Escape would be to… The Sunshine Coast, Southeast Asia, the Yukon to see the Northern Lights, Toronto, San Francisco, they are so many places to discover.
What single piece of technology makes your life easier? Smartphones
What is your spirit animal? The turtle
What word do you have trouble saying? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
What gets better with age? Wisdom
(May 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 1077 Great Northern Way)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at MEC, the grand-daddy of sporting-goods stores in Vancouver, with a free tour of the company’s East Van HQ. Led by the company’s CEO, CFO, and senior director of product design, as well as Hugh Cochlin, principal of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors, the jaunt will walk visitors through the massive LEED Platinum–certified building, and offer info about the retail co-op’s sustainability and technical-design work. RSVP to email@example.com.
Kitchen Design Secret #11 // Know that a kitchen is more than just a place to cook: http://ow.ly/Jqp830j4kmx
In November 2017 Canada Green Building Council certified The MEC Head Office LEED Canada Platinum, the highest level of distinction for a sustainable building!
In January 2018, ASHRAE awarded Pageau Morel 1st Place Technology Award in the New Commercial Buildings category for the construction of the Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office.
Happy New Year!
We are looking for an intermediate Interior Designer with at least 5 to 7 years of postgraduate Interior Design Office experience. Confident enough to take on multiple projects and work well both independently and as part of a team. We are looking for confidence in decision making, team co-ordination, and leadership for younger team members.
Proscenium covers professional dues, contributes to on-going education funding and discusses staffing over local craft brews. We snowboard and ski together, golf together, and close our office over the Holidays.
• Interior Design Degree/Diploma (accredited school)
• Microsoft Office
• 5 Years + Multifamily experience:
• Design development,
• Permit Drawings & Consultant Co-ordination
• Contract Administration
• Completed NCIDQ
• BC building code course
• SketchUp, Revit
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Extended benefits
• NCIDQ and IDIBC dues for Professional Members
• Education fund for career development
• Friendly and supportive team
• Project status staff meetings with local beers and snacks
• Office located close to Main St and Olympic Village Sky train stations.
• We’ll even cover half your compass card!
If you possess these skills and experience level, please send your resume and sample portfolio highlighting relevant experience, current references and contact information along with a brief letter of introduction outlining your employment expectations and goals. Packages are to be sent by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologise in advance if we do not respond to all enquiries.