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.
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.
1104 Haro Street
In 2019, Proscenium worked with BOLD Properties to deliver an innovative conceptual design for 1104 Haro Street in Vancouver’s West End. Restrictive zoning bylaws and an onsite heritage building required a creative solution for this residential market and rental project. In Proscenium’s design, a new 16-storey tower neatly fits on the south end of the site with a large glass atrium that acts as a visual separator between it and the heritage building on the north. To meet current code, bridges on each floor of the atrium connect the two buildings and make the original building (which has no elevator) accessible. A perforated white brick screen in front of the tower acts as a neutral backdrop to the heritage building and provides solar shading.
Proscenium has decades of experience renovating heritage buildings, from our background specializing in updating performing arts centres. We approached the Haro Street project as an exercise in heritage and contemporary design compatibility, with a view to marry “distinct yet compatible” elements in a harmonious way as recommended by Heritage Canada.
4412 West 10th Ave
In 2018, Proscenium undertook a conceptual design project for 4412 West 10th Avenue by Chilson Development. The project included an extensive renovation of the existing two-storey heritage building and the addition of a six-storey mixed-use residential and commercial retail building. The vision was to use the massing of the existing heritage building, a decorative retail and residential building circa 1920’s, as inspiration for the project. The solution replicates the building’s component forms but reinterprets them for 21st Century design. For instance, decorative cornices on the original building translate into sun shades for the tower. These offer a similar visual distinction from the façade, but with functional results.