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Supporting Carnegie Community Centre & The Gathering Place
General Company News

Supporting Carnegie Community Centre & The Gathering Place

Over the years, Proscenium has held donation drives to support two exceptional organizations we have worked on in the past, Carnegie Community Centre and The Gathering Place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This year, we are excited to be collecting physical items from our staff to bundle together and drop off...
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Sandi Chih has been made an Associate!
General Company News

Sandi Chih has been made an Associate!

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PAI Highlight: 1235 Marine Drive
General Architecture Design

PAI Highlight: 1235 Marine Drive

We are pleased to be moving forward in the design phase with our project at 1235 Marine Drive in North Vancouver!   This Mixed-Use project on the vibrant Marine Drive corridor consists of one floor of Commercial Retail and three stories of market residential condos ranging from one to two...
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Photographing our New Office
Design Company News

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...
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QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect
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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...
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MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction
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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...
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Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff
Company News

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...
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PAI Insight: Evolving Space Needs for Industrial/Office Buildings
General Architecture

PAI Insight: Evolving Space Needs for Industrial/Office Buildings

Our projects like The Yukon (2021) and 750 SW Marine Drive (ongoing) have highlighted some recent changes in space needs of our clients. We'd like to share some insights on the mixed-use building typology of industrial/office buildings and how we're navigating those changes. Covid-19 Impacts on Workplace Design The increasing...
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MEC Vancouver wins the BC Wood Design Award 2020
Architecture Design

MEC Vancouver wins the BC Wood Design Award 2020

On July 14th, WoodWORKS! BC announced MEC Vancouver is the winner of the BC Wood Design Awards (2020) for Commercial buildings! We are so glad to receive this award and thank you to our great project team for all their hard work on this inspiring, sustainable project. IN THE NEWS:...
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Meet Ee Jay, our new Junior Architectural Graduate
Company News

Meet Ee Jay, our new Junior Architectural Graduate

A warm welcome to Ee Jay, who joined our firm last month as a Junior Architectural Graduate. Where were you born? Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is a city of an estimated 600,000 people, and a 20-minutes drive to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. How did you get into architecture? When...
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Skewed off the Grid: Elenore on Fifth
General Architecture Design

Skewed off the Grid: Elenore on Fifth

The design of Elenore on Fifth, a distinct mixed-use commercial and residential building completed in 2020, was driven by the site's unique parameters and the identity of the vibrant lower Main Street neighbourhood. STEPPING DOWN THE HILL Located on 5th and Main, the site is about halfway down the hill...
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PAI Feature: Cook Street Plaza
Architecture Design

PAI Feature: Cook Street Plaza

Cook Street Plaza is a comprehensive mixed-use development in the City of Victoria, currently under construction. The vision for the project was to supply a range of market and below-market housing options and locally supportive commercial space for a walkable, thriving urban area with excellent access to transportation options. The...
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Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist
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Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist

We're excited to welcome Carolyn Ruttan to the team at PAI. Where were you born? Duncan, on Vancouver Island. How did you get into architectural technology/drafting? I've always been interested in buildings and how spaces work. I considered interior design, but I found a great program to become a technologist...
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MEC’s newest Head Office
Architecture Design

MEC’s newest Head Office

New flooring is being laid at MEC's new head office, the third our firm will have completed for the company (1999, 2014 and 2021). Following a transfer of ownership, MEC gave up its former head office in 2020 and engaged Proscenium to do a basic tenant improvement for a new...
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NEWS: PAI named Associate Architect for new mass-timber office
Architecture Design Company News

NEWS: PAI named Associate Architect for new mass-timber office

Proscenium is excited to announce our involvement in T3 Mount Pleasant, a new mass-timber office building in Vancouver. Standing for "timber, transit and technology," T3 Mount Pleasant will be a 10-storey, 196,000 sq ft office building geared towards tech and creative industry tenants. PAI will be acting as Associate Architect to...
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Supporting WISH Drop-In Centre
Company News

Supporting WISH Drop-In Centre

Thank you to everyone who donated items to PAI's drive this Spring for WISH! We are so glad to hand over the much-needed clothing and other items for a great cause. Proscenium has been involved in supporting the WISH Drop-in Centre Society for many years. We love this organization that...
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Affordable Housing at Vivid at the Yates
Company News

Affordable Housing at Vivid at the Yates

We're proud to be involved in this affordable housing project by BC Housing and Chard Development at 845 Johnson St, Vivid at the Yates. BC Housing posted a News article this week announcing that all 135 condominium units have been sold to middle-income families in Victoria, and the new owners...
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750 SW Marine Drive approved by Urban Design Panel
Architecture Design Company News

750 SW Marine Drive approved by Urban Design Panel

Another milestone moment for our project at 750 Southwest Marine Drive, which has full support from the Design Panel held last week. THE PROJECT The proposed building for Chard Development is an eight-storey, mixed-use building between Oak St. and Cambie St. in Vancouver’s South Marpole district. It is located on...
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Langara Bioinformatics Lab is complete!
General Design

Langara Bioinformatics Lab is complete!

We're excited to have completed the Bioinformatics Lab at Langara College. This brand new molecular lab has a built-in tissue culture lab and some other great features. The main lab has all the essentials for an academic science lab geared towards teaching upper-level biology. Proscenium paired a clean contemporary design...
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The Royals featured in the North Shore News
Design Company News

The Royals featured in the North Shore News

Our project with Chard Development in central Lonsdale, North Van has been featured in the North Shore News. "The Royals" includes a new 24-storey building and a fully renovated 16-storey building for which Proscenium is doing full interior design services. The article describes the design intent, quoting Alissa Foss, PAI...
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