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Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator

 

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 underqualified to answer this one. I have a habit of entering every old church I pass when I’m travelling. I’d say one of my absolute favourites is Sacre-Coeur in Paris.

Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…

Somehow I never brunch?

You never leave home without…

Coffee

Your Great Escape would be to…  

Peru

What single piece of technology makes your life easier?

Bluetooth headphones

What is your spirit animal?

Probably a cat. I’ve been known to stretch…

What word do you have trouble saying?

I can’t seem to get “bagel” right.

 

MEC Vancouver in the Press

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.

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?”

MonteCristo Magazine: “Inside MEC’s New Flagship Store: Vancouver’s Co-op Has Come a Long Way”

The Daily Hive: “New MEC Vancouver flagship store a showcase of wood construction”

 

Virtual “Open House” is live for 750 SW Marine Drive!

Browse the video walkthrough of our proposed project at Southwest Marine Drive! The eight-storey building currently in for rezoning includes office, light industrial and at-grade retail uses.

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Happy Holidays from Proscenium!

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, safe and comfortable holiday season, from the Staff at Proscenium.

Proscenium will be closed for the season starting noon of December 24th  and will reopen on January 4th.

See you in 2021!

Newly Registered Architects

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 such as Cook Street Plaza and a heavy timber carwash in Richmond. Recently, she has been working on the UBC MacLeod building, an institutional renovation project, and an ongoing study of the Massey Theatre.

Pamela comes from a diverse background, studying abroad in Sweden and focussing on Industrial Design at Emily Carr University. She is also an active member of Vancouver’s cycling community, racing road bikes locally and internationally since 2016.

Teague joined Proscenium in 2016. Her design sensibility, attention to detail, and effective communication skills have allowed her to seamlessly transition to various projects roles and team structures within the firm.

Teague values architecture’s ability to enhance positive social, emotional and physical connection with the built environment and aims to bring human-centered design approaches to the projects in which she is involved. Recently, Teague has been an active team member in the design, tendering and construction documentation of UBC’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Building Renewal (MacLeod Building). She has a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia (2014).