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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.

 

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.

Designing Ballet BC’s New Home

We are excited to be working with Ballet BC with the design of their future home on Granville Island! Our team is currently working with the dance company to renovate the space at 1286 Cartwright St, formerly occupied by Arts Umbrella. The project includes new administration and dance rehearsal spaces.

Over the holidays the company announced the news:

Following more than a decade at Scotiabank Dance Centre where the company trained and rehearsed, Ballet BC looks forward to contributing to Vancouver’s premier artistic and cultural hub and joining an incredible community of neighbours on Granville Island. “We are delighted to have succeeded in securing this much needed space for Ballet BC,’ says Medhi Walerski, Ballet BC Artistic Director. “It’s a transformative milestone for our company and the evolution of its vision and artistic goals.”

 

Happy Holidays from PAI!

Wishing you a restful and joyful holiday season, from all of us here at Proscenium.

Our office will be closed from noon on December 24th to Tuesday, January 4th. See you in the New Year!

 

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

We are excited to announce our GoFundMe campaign this holiday season to support UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), a charity working to support and empower Indigenous youth in East Vancouver.

 

More information about Urban Native Youth Association:

Urban Native Youth Association delivers over twenty culturally responsive, prevention focused programs to urban Indigenous youth in Metro Vancouver. Our youth-led approach helps Indigenous youth explore their personal goals, for education, work, culture, and life, in a fun, safe, and healthy environment that supports them to excel.

Youth are active at all levels of the organization, as participants, peer leaders, employees, and board members.