MEC Kelowna

Proscenium has a long working relationship with MEC, starting with the design of their head office in 1999 and the subsequent award-winning head office in 2014. Since then, Proscenium worked with MEC to provide the concept and schematic design direction for their nation-wide expansion, to accompany a large-scale rebranding effort towards active outdoor lifestyles and sustainable values.


Along the way, a hierarchy of store typologies was developed, with larger, multi-story Flag ship stores featuring a street-level canopy and smaller, single-level stores tied together by their use of materials and a large flying entry canopy. MEC Kelowna was the second single-story retail built after the original North Vancouver store.


Photography/Rendering: Brett Hitchens
  • Client: MEC
  • Location: Kelowna
  • Size: 25,000 (SF)
  • Completion: 2016
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