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Meet Proscenium’s Employees

Ben Nielsen


Benjamin Leif Nielsen

Where were you born? 

Brockville, Ontario

Where did you go to school? Why?

University of Waterloo. Proximity, but in retrospect it suited me, lots of ‘why’ along with the ‘how’.

What class in school has proven to be the least useful?

Dedicated class on using Form-Z.

What’s your most prized article of black clothing?


What is the best building of all time?  

Zumthor’s Vals Thermae.

What are some of your favorite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver?  

Local Omnivore.

What do you never leave home without?  


Your Great Escape would be to?  

Cayoosh Creek.

If you could only play three albums in the studio, what would they be? 

They would be podcasts, not music.

What single piece of technology makes your life easier?

The wheel.

What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in a waiting room?

Highlights. But I try not to touch things in waiting rooms.

What word do you have trouble saying?

None, my prodigious vocabulary is matched only by my otherwise peerless elocution.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?

Sleeping in, reading, video games and overly elaborate meals.


Wood Design Conference Presenters

MEC Head Office Staircase

This past week, Hugh and Greg presented at the Wood Design conferences in Victoria and Kelowna, respectively. They told participants about the methodology that went into designing the MEC Head Office in Vancouver. They got to talk about the advantages to using wood, a renewable and carbon capturing resource.

Here is a write-up from the Kelowna presentation:

Spooky Office Fun

Some of the staff carved pumpkins to add some spooky cheer to the office stairwell.



Shine Auto Wash and Storguard


Our Shine Auto Wash and Storguard build in Burnaby is coming along. This state of the art, fully automated car wash facility translates the simple task of washing a car into a spectacle. shineburnaby

Proscenium to work with MEC creating a new flagship store

MEC has begun the process to create a new flagship store in the Vancouver Olympic Village by mid-2018. The store 45,000 sq. ft. store will be located at 2nd Avenue and Quebec Street, just steps away from the Seawall.

The building will target LEED Gold certification and feature an undulating green roof that will capture rain run off.