Pipe Shop Completed
We are excited to present our freshly completed renovation of the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards, in North Vancouver. Accessible washrooms, a servery, a projector surface, and fresh paint were added to the 1940’s Pipefitter’s Building – a 9,050 square foot community hall at the base of Lonsdale Avenue. Check out the full project description in our WORK section!
Photography by Sam Pat.
Progress Report: Jericho Tennis Club hot tub
The tiling for both the JTC hot tub and pool are being filled for testing.
Although there is much to be done, one can now envision just how awesome it will be to relax in the tub, jets firing and take in the spectacular mountain view from this beach-front project site.
Interesting Article on NLT from treehugger.com
We were delighted to read Lloyd Alter’s article on Proscenium’s use of old construction tech on the MEC Head Office.
Check it out here:
“Whats new is what’s old. Proscenium Architecture, working with engineers Fast + Epp, are using technology that much of west coast industrial and commercial buildings were built with for 150 years.
Mill decking, now known as Nail Laminated Timber (NLT), is not nearly as sexy as CLT; it’s basically just banging lumber together, but it is well known to engineers and building inspectors, can be done by anyone, and not limited to the one or two suppliers of CLT.
The MEC building is the biggest example of a new wave of old tech that we will be seeing a lot more of.”
Meet Proscenium’s Employee – Lisa Doucette
Where were you born?
Inglewood, Southern California
How did you get into design?
I was drawn to the energy that working in an artistic environment brings.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful?
I was fortunate to attend San Francisco State University which had crazy-interesting courses and fantastic teachers. No regrets.
What is the best building of all time?
Wayfarer’s Chapel (aka “the glass church”) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is built amongst redwoods, overlooks the Pacific and is the most peaceful place I’ve been.
Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…
You never leave home without…
…telling my boys I love them.
Your Great Escape would be to…
…a rented country house in the South of France
What single piece of technology makes your life easier?
What is your spirit animal?
What word do you have trouble saying?
What gets better with age?
MEC’s Head Office graces cover of Interior Designers of Canada’s D Magazine
Our own Kerri Shinkewski was interviewed for the brand new Spring 2016 edition of D magazine! The article explores the use of sustainability practices in the design of the MEC Head Office.