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Donation Drive for WISH and Working Gear!

Spring is in the air and we have completed our annual donation drive for WISH Drop-in Centre and Working Gear! These are two great organizations that benefit folks in need in our community. Proscenium has been supporting WISH and Working Gear since 2010. We truly believe in the work they are doing and are glad to be able to donate physical items again.

Thanks to everyone who participated, including other firms on our floor! Today, we were grateful to drop off a car load of essential items including clothing, toiletries, shoes and more.

 

We Are Hiring!

Proscenium is seeking to hire a SENIOR/INTERMEDIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER

WHO WE ARE

Proscenium Architecture + Interiors is a forward-thinking, mid-sized Architecture and Interior Design firm working in an integrated design team (IDT) environment. We started in 1996 as a firm specializing in arts & cultural design and expanded our scope over time to include residential, commercial, institutional and public projects of various scales. In all our projects, we value Process-driven design, Sustainability and Community. We work with industry-leading consultants to deliver award-winning projects recognized for their design and innovative strategies.

Proscenium is proud to have our offices located on the bright, spacious third-floor of the high-performance, mass timber MEC Vancouver building (which has many sustainable features including rainwater harvesting and re-use). Our Company Culture is important to us. We have good coffee, team bonding events, a stretch club, and some other great perks, like taking your birthday off if you bring in treats!

Proscenium is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to working towards a fair, unbiased workplace.

THE JOB

Proscenium is looking for a Senior/Intermediate Interior Designer with 5–7+ years of interior design or architectural office experience. The ideal individual is confident to take on multiple projects and works well both independently and as part of a team. Experience in decision-making, team coordination, and leadership for junior team members will be a selling point.

Requirements/ Skillset:

  • Interior Design Degree/Diploma (from an accredited school)
  • AutoCAD and Revit
  • Microsoft Office
  • 5–7+ years Multifamily + Commercial experience:
    • Design Development;
    • Permit + working drawings;
    • Detailing;
    • Finish and material specifications;
    • FF & E selection and specification packages;
    • Consultant Co-ordination and liaison experience with clients;
    • Contract Administration;
    • Knowledge of current BCBC and VBBL.

Helpful Adds:

  • NCIDQ Status (or in process of completion)
  • LEED, WELL
  • Enscape
  • SketchUp
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Perks

  • Extended benefits
  • NCIDQ and IDIBC dues for Professional Members
  • Education fund for career development
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Project status staff meetings with snacks
  • Office is located close to Main St and Olympic Village Sky train stations. We’ll even cover half your compass card!
  • Semi-annual team building events

If you possess these skills and experience level and think you are a great fit for our growing team, please send your cover letter, resume with current references and contact information as well as a sample portfolio highlighting relevant experience.

Applications are to be sent via email to: info@proscenium.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest but please note that we will only be in contact with those that are selected for an interview.

 

MEC Vancouver receives 2022 SABMag Award

We are excited to announce that MEC Vancouver Store has received the 2022 SABMag Canadian Green Building Award for Mixed-Use projects!

We are blown away at the recognition this building has had since its completion in 2020, including the 2020 BC Wood Design Award, 2021 Canada Green Building Award, runner-up for the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Award and now the 2022 SAB Mag Award.

It’s a privilege to get the opportunity to design such a sustainably-focused commercial project. Our firm has worked with MEC for over 20 years, since the design of their original Head Office in 1999. The Flagship Store is a culmination of the architectural language we developed over the years to represent the brand and values of MEC, including many recognizable features such as the welcoming wood soffit canopy, steel staircase, mass timber and the use of daylight to create a connection to the outdoors. It is the second mass timber project we designed for the company after the acclaimed Head Office in 2014, and includes similar sustainable features like a grey water system, green roofs, rain gardens, passive sustainable design and highly efficient mechanical and electrical systems.

We are proud to say that due to its highly efficient mechanical and electrical systems, MEC Vancouver Store the first building in Vancouver that is a NET energy producer to the District energy network (NEU) in Olympic Village, injecting more heat energy to the system than it uses annually.

Thank you to SABMag for the award and to our consulting team for their solid work on this project!

Meet Saeedeh, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!

We are excited to welcome Saeedeh to our growing team at Proscenium! She joins us with a Masters of Urban Design from UBC and has hit the ground running in a busy spring season at the firm.

Where were you born?

I was born in Tehran, Capital of Iran

How did you get into architecture? 

When I was 15 I visited an art school. I met graphic designers, photographers, and architectural students and their architectural activities were so interesting to me, so a year later I registered there and became an architectural student.

What class in school has proven to be the least useful?

Most of the classes have been useful, but I don’t know why now I have no idea about Math or chemistry.

What is the best building of all time?

There is a lot, but I am going to choose one of the Tadao Ando works, maybe invisible house or church of light

Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…

I usually have my breakfast at 6 or 7 am, so I don’t know about brunch spots.

You never leave home without…

Kissing my husband!

Your Great Escape would be to…  

Honestly, SHOPPING

What single piece of technology makes your life easier?

I guess my phone (Internet phone call/ video call applications), because whenever I miss my parents, I can call them and see them.

What is your spirit animal?

I don’t know, But I always wanted to be a giraffe.

What word do you have trouble saying?

A lot of words, but every time I wanna say probably, I stop and say another thing.

Staff Ski Day 2022

For our winter staff day out this year, one half of the team opted for a romp through the snowy woods of Cypress Mountain while the other half took a meander through Vancouver Art Gallery! We were lucky to have a gorgeous sunny day to enjoy the afternoon away from phones and emails.

Staff Ski Day came a little late for actual skiing this year, but we made the most of it crunching through the snow & enjoying the Yoko Ono exhibition.