Proscenium is providing full architectural and interior design services for new mixed-use 12-storey condominium building in Victoria, BC by Chard Development, as part of a larger Cook Street Plaza. Nest is designed to be a cozy community hub, including 113 condominiums with retail at the ground level, including a restaurant with outdoor space. It also accommodates a daycare facility and a community bike-share program for residents. The interior design follows a directive of “soft urbanism”, with minimalistic, contemporary finishes. Units feature a neutral and golden monochromatic palette, incorporating layers of texture and elements of nature for a Westcoast feel.
Proscenium completed the Presentation Centre in 2021 and the building is currently under construction.
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.
Vivid at the Yates
Proscenium provided full interior design services for this new high-rise multifamily condo project in Victoria, BC by Chard Development. The twenty-storey tower at 845 Johnson is the first of its kind to offer subsidized units for purchase in downtown Victoria. Vivid delivered 135 homes to City of Victoria residents at 10% below the appraised market value.
The contemporary design is modern, playful and urban—featuring wood-look vinyl flooring, flat-panel interior doors with modern satin chrome levers, flat-panel matte laminate cabinetry, expansive windows with contemporary roller blinds and a hexagonal backsplash. Colour energizes and pulls the design together; monochromatic finishes make the cobalt blue accents throughout the building pop. A beautiful molo design pendant light in the lobby sheds a soft, cloud-like light to welcome residents to the building.
Elenore on Fifth
Elenore on Fifth is a mixed-use commercial and residential development at the corner of 5th Ave and Main Street in Vancouver. The entire upper portion of the building is skewed off of the street grid to create a dramatic skyline and maximize the available FSR. The building was sculpted to view the mountains, terracing down the slope of Main St to create opportunities for large residential patios and outdoor urban space. The use of brick references the district’s industrial heritage while stone and wood-toned panels nod to neighbouring contemporary condos.
The project is a full Proscenium design — the interior and exterior design were considered together to create a cohesive experience throughout. It is LEED Gold certified and incorporates many sustainable elements, such as extensive green roofs, 5″ exterior insulation and durable materials such as brick cladding.
Yates on Yates
Yates on Yates is a new multifamily condo project in Victoria, BC by Chard Development. Proscenium was engaged to provide interior design of all suites, lobbies, common corridors and amenity spaces for the high-rise between Blanshard and Quadra streets.
The intent was to create an approachable yet modern design that, like the site’s location, connects old and new Victoria. Proscenium used the lifestyle in Victoria as inspiration to inform our design choices. Units are very open, with optimized plans that maximize exposure to natural light. Artwork from local artists are placed around the building in the common areas.
The contemporary design is minimal and sophisticated. A selection of natural Scandinavian-inspired finishes feature wood as a central element. Units provide users with options for a darker or lighter colour scheme, each curated to create a mature yet timeless look.