Journal

Progress Report: Jericho Tennis Club hot tub

The tiling for both the JTC hot tub and pool are being filled for testing.

Although there is much to be done, one can now envision just how awesome it will be to relax in the tub, jets firing and take in the spectacular mountain view from this beach-front project site.

Seeking Intermediate Interior Designer

We are currently seeking an intermediate level Interior Designer with 3 to 4 years of postgraduate experience. This individual must be confident enough with interior detailing to take on projects, develop a work plan and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Proscenium provides a cooperative and positive work environment and an interesting range of cultural and private sector projects. We offer a competitive level of remuneration, job security and extended benefits for self-motivated team players interested in a long-term relationship with our firm. 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.

Successful applicants must have skills and experience matching the position available.

  • AutoCAD, MS Office (Revit, Sketch-up, Adobe CS an asset)
  • BC Building code
  • Sustainable Design (LEED / Passive house accreditation an asset)
  • Design and Construction Drawings
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Interior Detailing
  • RID or completion in the next 2 years
  • Experience with Permit intakes

Work will be completed under the supervision of an architect. 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 info@proscenium.ca

 

We apologise in advance if we do not respond to all enquiries.

 

Canadian Architect article on climate change

“Proscenium Architecture + Interiors designed Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Vancouver headquarters to underscore the company’s sustainability agenda, using daylighting and advanced air control systems that allow it to be 70 percent more energy efficient than a conventional office building.” -Canadian Architect Magazine

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The Heat is On

CCC Bell Tower on the Daily Hive

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http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/christ-church-cathedral-vancouver-november-2016

MEC Stores-Edmonton

We are very excited about the completion of the newest MEC store in Edmonton!

The MEC South Edmonton Common store received final occupancy on Thursday and it’s looking great.

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Meanwhile, the store in the Brewery District (relocation of the downtown store),

is moving along quickly and is starting to really take shape.

 

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Bell Tower Lighting

It’s getting darker and darker earlier and earlier. That meant we didn’t have to be up too late on a school night for PAI to be on-site for the focusing and commissioning of the Christ Church Cathedral bell tower lighting. Silver linings.

 

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Bells will be ringing…

Christ Church Cathedral – bell ringing test Monday August 22, 2016

 

Interesting Article on NLT from treehugger.com

We were delighted to read Lloyd Alter’s article on Proscenium’s use of old construction tech on the MEC Head Office.

Check it out here:

http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/old-construction-tech-new-again-mountain-equipment-co-ops-vancouver-hq.html

“Whats new is what’s old. Proscenium Architecture, working with engineers Fast + Epp, are using technology that much of west coast industrial and commercial buildings were built with for 150 years.

Mill decking, now known as Nail Laminated Timber (NLT), is not nearly as sexy as CLT; it’s basically just banging lumber together, but it is well known to engineers and building inspectors, can be done by anyone, and not limited to the one or two suppliers of CLT.

The MEC building is the biggest example of a new wave of old tech that we will be seeing a lot more of.”

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Christ Church Cathedral Bell-Spire

A crowning feature of the current project is the addition of the highly anticipated bell-spire at the north-east corner of the Cathedral,  set atop the existing elevator core. This open glass and steel structure housing four electronically controlled and custom cast bronze bells will be one of the last Architectural additions to this project.

This weekend was an exciting milestone, as the bells were lifted into place – followed by the installation of the cross. The cross is designed to compliment the stained glass and steel bell tower, and is composed of laminated sandwiches of blackened stainless steel and stained glass.

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Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower

 

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On Friday July 8th, 2016, crews lifted into place the two halves of the new Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower.

The tower was constructed and painted offsite to take advantage of the precision assembly and coating possible in a controlled shop environment. It was constructed in two halves because the transmission of gravity loads generated by lifting the entire tower would have blown in the walls of adjacent underground parking structures.

Look forward to the arrival of the bells and cross in two weeks!