Elenore on Fifth

Elenore on Fifth is a mixed-use commercial and residential development at the corner of 5th Ave and Main St. in Vancouver. The project is a full Proscenium design; the interior and exterior design were considered together to create a cohesive experience throughout. The building was sculpted to view the mountains and terraces down the slope of Main St, creating opportunities for large residential patios and ample outdoor urban space. The use of brick references the district’s industrial heritage, while stone and wood-toned panels nod to contemporary neighbouring condos.

The project is LEED Gold certified and incorporates many sustainable elements, such as extensive green roofs, 5″ exterior insulation and durable materials such as brick cladding.

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.

Jericho Tennis Club Pool & Deck

The Pool and Deck project is the first major component of the 2012 Master Plan to be realized. It consists of an enlarged swimming pool with 3 lanes and additional space for other water programs, an enlarged hot tub and deck, and an elevated terrace transitioning between the beloved grassy knoll and the new pool.

The spectacular views to the North Shore are as unrestricted as possible with a cantilevered glass guard supporting a lighted handrail. Supplemental bollards were used to eliminate the need for conventional pole lighting, creating a more serene atmosphere.

K+K Residence

This East Vancouver home was purpose-built for a young family of four. Our client loves to entertain and wanted a house that could comfortably accommodate both large and small groups of friends. In order to achieve this request, the main floor is an open plan, which extends to the backyard in order to create one large flowing space, or a series of smaller implied spaces, through a change in level and/or transitioning between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The materials palette was kept simple to allow the volume and flow to create the essence of the house.

Detailing was carefully considered to reduce visual clutter while maintaining practicality. Recessed handrails and hidden stair stringers allow the beautiful wood treads to be the focus of the space.

A child-friendly handrail was added by the owners, which will be removed as their kids are able to use the regular handrails.


Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards

We are excited to present our freshly completed renovation of the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards, in North Vancouver. Proscenium worked with the City of North Vancouver to renovate the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards into an adaptable and desirable community event space. On a tight budget and schedule, we sought to bring out the best in the 1940’s Pipefitter’s Building by using white paint to focus attention on the heavy timber structure (and pair well with wedding dresses!).


Locating a small addition of washrooms, a servery, and a projector surface to the far end of the building, we left the remainder of the space flexible for a wide variety of community events. Following the opening on April 8th, the Pipe Shop has hosted numerous weddings, yoga classes, galas, dinners, pop-up markets, the recurring Shipyards Night Market, learning initiatives, photo shoots, floor hockey, a quilt show, a 5K run, a children’s fundraiser, a tech event, and private events. Future planned functions include a fashion show, a travel expo, Oktoberfest, a haunted house, Saint Patrick’s Day, a photography festival, and a Tsleil-Waututh Nation Career Fair!


Space for a future upper floor and additional programming has been provided behind the projector surface. A red corridor has been carved out of our addition to direct the public to the washrooms and energize the atmosphere in the venue. We hope the community enjoys the facility as much as we enjoyed working on it!