Photographing our New Office
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 office for the Proscenium team, which had long outgrown its old spot on West 7th.
Not only do we enjoy being in a bright and open studio, it feels good to work every day in a green high-efficiency building that aligns with our firm’s sustainability goals.
The office includes an open-plan studio, two boardrooms, a reception area and kitchen.
We can’t wait until we can throw a party and celebrate it with all of you, PAI style! Until then…
QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect
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 of people in the same space while allowing for social distancing and air flow. In the article, Ashtiani touches on these issues and how the future of theatre design may be impacted.
MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction
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 Pacific, 12
Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff
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 a healthy supply of beverages from Steel & Oak Brewing.