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PAI Office

The new Proscenium office occupies one of three Office units on the third floor of the PAI-designed MEC Vancouver Store. Our interiors team designed an open-plan studio with an entry, two boardrooms and a kitchen to meet the needs of our staff of twenty.

The building has high-performance features, including high insulation and air tightness. The office features strategic air handling through radiant heating and cooling, and a wastewater management system that reduces potable water use by 46%. The MEC Vancouver building is the recipient of the 2021 Canada Green Building Award for New Construction and 2020 BC Wood Design Award for Commercial Design.

The Yukon

Located in Vancouver’s Cambie corridor neighbourhood on the corner of Yukon and 6th Ave, The Yukon is a four-story 54,500 sq ft strata office building designed to have a large variety of unit sizes available for purchasers. The project is designed to take advantage of the site’s views to the beautiful North Shore mountains by way of a series of cascading decks facing north. Each level includes naturally day-lit lobbies. Brick is used to anchor the vertical stair cores, and horizontal banding of copper-coloured cladding defines the exterior expression.

Langara Bioinformatics Lab

The newly completed Bioinformatics Lab at Langara College is a molecular lab with a built-in tissue culture lab. Proscenium worked with Langara to create a unique facility for teaching upper level biology with built-in infrastructure to have industry professionals work on extended research projects. The project includes the science lab, faculty offices, two hotel-ing office stations for visiting scientists and a state-of-the-art computer lab. Five Virtual Reality stations allow users to build 3D models of enzymes, proteins and other molecular structures as a tool for teaching and research.

Proscenium’s design is functional and modern, fulfilling the needs of an academic science lab by integrating special building services such as access to water, compressed air, fume hoods, filters and methods of disposing chemicals.

The Royals

The Royals in North Vancouver is a residential rental project by Chard Development including an upgraded 16-storey and a new 23-storey tower in the busy hub of central Lonsdale. Proscenium provided full interior design services for both buildings. The design intent reflects a west coast lifestyle, with modern finishes and soft tones providing a neutral backdrop for tenants to make their own.

Both towers, completed in 2021, include elegant, expansive foyers and elevator lobbies with wood-slat feature walls and signature light fixtures. Inside the units, kitchens pair white cabinetry with chrome faucets, stainless-steel appliances and quartz-composite countertops. Throughout, Proscenium chose durable, modern materials and warm-toned vinyl plank flooring that can complement anyone’s furniture.

MEC Vancouver

The new Vancouver Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store is the tenth and latest of a family of distinct new stores across the country completed by MEC over the past 5 years. Located at the corner of 2nd and Quebec, the three-storey mass timber building embodies MEC’s brand identity while acting as a gateway marker to the Olympic Village neighbourhood.

The innovative store is a high-performance building that uses almost one-third less energy than the standards set out by the national energy code. It utilizes innovative wastewater technologies, collecting rainwater in cisterns fed from a central blue roof sandwiched between two sloping green roofs. The building is designed to achieve a minimum of LEED Gold certification and is Salmon Safe.