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New Langara Science building taking shape

The new Science and Technology building at Langara College is progressing quickly. The steel structure is in the process of being erected and the cantilever support structure will be removed in a couple of weeks. The building is targeting to open its doors to students in June 2016.

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West First Theatre Centre Takes Shape

The West First Theatre Centre is taking shape with construction moving forward at an impressive pace.  The walls around the studio theatre space are being built, giving us the first hints at what the newest performance venue in Vancouver will feel like.  Framing is being installed for the balcony which will overlook the triple height lobby, while the rehearsal and office spaces are well under way including a new bank of windows on the north side which will maximize daylight.  WFTCBP

Artist Selected for Christ Church Bell Spire

Proscenium has been working with Christ Church Cathedral on restoring their heritage cathedral over the last decade.  The current phase of work sees the restoration of the roof along with the construction of a 1oo foot tall bell spire clad in stained glass.  The bell spire is one step closer to reality with the selection of Canadian artist, Sarah Hall and her stained glass design, “Welcoming Light.”

Work is slated to begin this spring with completion in time for Christmas 2015.

Read more about the selection of the artist and the restoration campaign:

Christ Church Cathedral – “Raise the Roof Campaign”

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Patagonia’s Vancouver Flagship Coming Soon

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Proscenium is hard at work with Patagonia on their new Vancouver store, the first in city and only the second in Canada. The West 4th flagship location in Kitsilano is targeted to open at the end of November just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

This adaptive re-use project retains much of the existing building, salvaging as much material as possible for the new store. The concept is to return the building back to its 1950’s roots by sandblasting the floor and exposing the original ceiling. A unique element is the use of rusting corten steel for the exterior shingles that will naturally age, which along with the raw steel canopy will reflect the building’s industrial warehouse heritage.

MEC North Vancouver wins Canadian Green Building Award!

Proscenium is pleased to announce that the MEC North Vancouver store has won a Canadian Green Building Award!  The project is featured in this summer’s edition of SAB Magazine.

MEC’s innovative retail space at 212 Brooksbank Ave. in North Vancouver raises the bar for sustainable building practices for retail stores.  The store is is targeting LEED® gold designation focusing on energy efficiency, water consumption, materials, landscaping and public access.

Congratulations to MEC and all the consultant teams who saw this project through to completion!

Read the article: SAB Magazine: MEC North Vancouver StoreMEC-NV-001