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2411, 2021

Supporting Carnegie Community Centre & The Gathering Place

November 24th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

Over the years, Proscenium has held donation drives to support two exceptional organizations we have worked on in the past, Carnegie Community Centre and The Gathering Place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This year, we are excited to be collecting physical items from our staff to bundle together and drop off to benefit their programs! A little bit of history: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY CENTRE Carnegie Centre is

2610, 2021

Photographing our New Office

October 26th, 2021|Design, Company News, All|

We decided to wait until most of the team was back in office before taking some pictures to show off the space! Thanks to Kori for his photography skills and the Interiors team for their help. Our office is located on the third floor of the MEC Vancouver building (have you heard about its new award?). A bonus of designing this building was envisioning a new

1810, 2021

QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect

October 18th, 2021|Company News, All, Uncategorized, General|

We're excited to see two of our favourite theatre projects featured in September's edition of Construct Connect. The issue's main feature is an article on Acoustics called "Perfecting the Sound Experience in Theatres", written by Payam Ashtiani. It's certainly an interesting time for the performing arts community as audiences re-enter theatres following the pandemic. Many organizations are looking for safe ways to accommodate higher numbers

2109, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction

September 21st, 2021|Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

We are so pleased to receive the 2021 Canadian Green Building Award for New Construction for MEC Vancouver! Thank you to Canada Green Building Council for recognizing the project. Hugh Cochlin will be giving a presentation on the building's many green features along with Roland Charneux next week, September 28th at 9am PST.   CaGBC Awards Lunch ‘n’ Learn: New Construction Tuesday, September 28th; 9-10 am

3008, 2021

Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff

August 30th, 2021|Company News, All|

For the first time ever, it rained so much we almost didn't get to play! Our staff's annual August lawn bowling tournament at Dunbar Lawn Bowling was a bit colder than usual this year -- but great fun once we got moving! Laughing, heckling and lawn bowling jargon were heard all over the green and PAI staff persisted through the weather with good attitudes and

2906, 2021

Meet Ee Jay, our new Junior Architectural Graduate

June 29th, 2021|Company News, All|

A warm welcome to Ee Jay, who joined our firm last month as a Junior Architectural Graduate. Where were you born? Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is a city of an estimated 600,000 people, and a 20-minutes drive to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. How did you get into architecture? When I was a kid, I liked to make handicrafts and drawings. Initially, I thought of

3105, 2021

Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist

May 31st, 2021|All, Uncategorized, Company News, Employment|

We're excited to welcome Carolyn Ruttan to the team at PAI. Where were you born? Duncan, on Vancouver Island. How did you get into architectural technology/drafting? I've always been interested in buildings and how spaces work. I considered interior design, but I found a great program to become a technologist -- I definitely have a passion for both. What class in school has proven to

1705, 2021

NEWS: PAI named Associate Architect for new mass-timber office

May 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium is excited to announce our involvement in T3 Mount Pleasant, a new mass-timber office building in Vancouver. Standing for "timber, transit and technology," T3 Mount Pleasant will be a 10-storey, 196,000 sq ft office building geared towards tech and creative industry tenants. PAI will be acting as Associate Architect to DLR Group in this project developed by the Houston-based Hines and local developer PC Urban.

1305, 2021

Supporting WISH Drop-In Centre

May 13th, 2021|Company News, All|

Thank you to everyone who donated items to PAI's drive this Spring for WISH! We are so glad to hand over the much-needed clothing and other items for a great cause. Alex and Pam proudly display the donations! Proscenium has been involved in supporting the WISH Drop-in Centre Society for many years. We love this organization that supports women on the Downtown Eastside

1105, 2021

Affordable Housing at Vivid at the Yates

May 11th, 2021|Company News, All|

We're proud to be involved in this affordable housing project by BC Housing and Chard Development at 845 Johnson St, Vivid at the Yates. BC Housing posted a News article this week announcing that all 135 condominium units have been sold to middle-income families in Victoria, and the new owners are moving in this month. Proscenium provided full interior design services for the building. ABOUT

305, 2021

750 SW Marine Drive approved by Urban Design Panel

May 3rd, 2021|Company News, All, Architecture, Design|

Another milestone moment for our project at 750 Southwest Marine Drive, which has full support from the Design Panel held last week. THE PROJECT The proposed building for Chard Development is an eight-storey, mixed-use building between Oak St. and Cambie St. in Vancouver’s South Marpole district. It is located on the southeast corner of Marine and Aisne Street, walking distance from the Marine Drive Skytrain

604, 2021

The Royals featured in the North Shore News

April 6th, 2021|Design, Company News, All|

Our project with Chard Development in central Lonsdale, North Van has been featured in the North Shore News. "The Royals" includes a new 24-storey building and a fully renovated 16-storey building for which Proscenium is doing full interior design services. The article describes the design intent, quoting Alissa Foss, PAI designer: "Residents of both towers will be greeted by beautifully designed foyers and elevator lobbies

1603, 2021

Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator

March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized, Company News, Awards, All|

  Where were you born? Good old North Vancouver! How did you get into marketing/communications? Strictly speaking, sideways? I come from a writing and dance background, but I often find myself in marketing. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? African Dancing and drumming. Though it was an easy credit! What is the best building of all time? I feel somewhat

1003, 2021

MEC Vancouver in the Press

March 10th, 2021|Architecture, Company News, All|

MEC Vancouver Flagship store seems to be the talk of the town! It's great to see the project get some recognition for its various sustainable elements, from mass timber design to rainwater recycling. ArchDaily Wood Design & Building Magazine, 2020: Print and Online: "Expressing a brand’s outdoor-friendly philosophy by building with wood" Think Wood Blog: "Biophilic Brands: Can Wood and Nature Boost the Bottom Line?"

2112, 2020

Newly Registered Architects

December 21st, 2020|Company News, All|

Huge congratulations to Pamela Troyer and Teague Shinkewski, who are both fully registered Architects AIBC as of this month! We are proud to have 50% women staff represented at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors. Pamela has a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University and a Master of Architecture from UBC. Since joining Proscenium in 2019, she has assisted with residential and commercial buildings

211, 2020

Sustainability in Design

November 2nd, 2020|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Sustainable urban design is about more than innovation, it's about survival. On October 31st, the UN-Habitat (a UN program for sustainable urban development) released its 2020 report on World Cities, as mentioned by this article in ArchDaily. A central issue highlighted in the report is sustainable urban development. More people than ever before are living in cities, and reducing their carbon footprint will be a

2710, 2020

Join us at the Wood Solutions Conference

October 27th, 2020|General, Architecture, Company News, All|

On November 18th, Proscenium's Hugh Cochlin (Principal) will be speaking at the annual Wood Solutions Conference (November 16-20) hosted by Wood WORKS! BC. This year all the sessions will be virtual.   Hugh's session, "The Material is the Message," looks at the connection between material and brand for commercial projects, with the new timber-frame MEC Vancouver building as an example. He will dive into the

2010, 2020

2020 Excellence in Commercial Wood Design

October 20th, 2020|All, Architecture, Company News, Awards|

We are thrilled to receive this award for MEC Edmonton Brewery District in Edmonton! WOOD WORKS! Alberta / the Canadian Wood Council jury provided these comments on the building: "Wood was used for structural and accent finishing pieces and the jury felt that this choice makes the project stand out. It is going above and beyond in a retail experience when customers are allowed to

1106, 2019

MEC’s new Vancouver flagship store set to open this fall!

June 11th, 2019|All, Architecture, Design, Company News|

Excerpted from The Daily Hive by Kenneth Chan... "Designed by Proscenium Architecture & Interiors (PAI), the new store — a wood building using cross-laminated timber panels — is aiming for a LEED Gold green building standard. PAI is also behind the design of MEC’s office headquarters in the False Creek Flats, and three newer store locations in North Vancouver, Kelowna, and Edmonton." Early-June 2019 construction of

2905, 2019

The Vancouver Sun reports on our project “The Yukon”

May 29th, 2019|Architecture, Company News, All|

Chard adding more light industrial space in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant The Yukon is a four-storey, 49,000-sq.-ft. strata office and light industrial building being built on the former site of the 3 Vets outdoor equipment store. EVAN DUGGAN Updated: May 15, 2019 Vancouver Sun Another strata office/light industrial building is under construction in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. And while the project will be a welcome addition

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