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.

34 West 7th Avenue

Located in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, 34 West 7th is a newly built 48,000 sq. ft. strata unit office building for Chard Development. The project features a stepped massing, which allows each tenant space to avail themselves of spatially private, south facing terraces. The fourth level takes advantage of the site’s topography, maximizing northern city views, and features a large external deck overlooking Jonathan Roger’s Park to the west. Conceptually, the massing is a series of horizontally stacked boxes dissected by the vertical plane of the circulation feature stair and the elevator. In its final configuration there are nine strata office units.


Proscenium Architecture + Interiors completed the interior renovation of warehouse space into an interconnected design centre for Arc’Teryx, with the goal of expanding their creative working and testing environment.

The warehouse is separated from their existing office by a busy highway and was being used as overflow space. The intent was to upgrade what is currently a second-tier location to create a space that reflects their attention to detail, high standard of quality and relationship to honest materials, and to ultimately encourage increased interaction and cross-pollination between the two facilities.

Team investment in the renovation was promoted through meetings with the steering committee and end-user groups, to properly understand Arc’Teryx and their needs. These stakeholder engagement strategies revealed priorities like emphasizing their connection to the outdoors and the North Vancouver community – including biking, skiing, and rock climbing. They also stressed their desire for flexible collaborative spaces, interspersed between the working pods. A careful discovery and programming process aimed to make sure the space will work for their growing team in years to come.

4th & Burrard

Standing at 4th and Burrard, this mixed-use building provides an updated home for Comor Sports while adding density to the site with multiple floors of office space above. Transparency to the stairs animates the sculptural facade, using vertical circulation to provide a visual anchor stitching together levels of stratified program.

The three-storey building is wrapped by a curtain wall of architectural concrete and wood-look metal panels, creating a warm and inviting exterior. A vibrant red canopy provides weather protection for pedestrians. The “sliding planes” of the building, with its intersecting horizontal and vertical lines, adds visual intrigue to the busy corner in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.