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1511, 2022

Meet Chloe, Junior Architectural Graduate!

November 15th, 2022|Employment, All, Company News|

We are very glad to welcome Chloe to Proscenium! Chloe hails from France and has hit the ground running working on several projects. Where were you born? In a small town in North East France. How did you get into interior design?  Since I was a kid I’ve always been into design and creative stuff. I was actually first attracted to interior design, but at that

911, 2022

PAI Highlight: Langara Bioinformatics Lab

November 9th, 2022|Design, All|

After a project is finished, the architect usually steps out of the equation. But we find it extremely valuable to check in after the fact to see how the design is supporting users. What is their day-to-day experience of the space? What design features are working well and what can we learn for future projects? The Bioinformatics Lab at Langara College was completed in 2020

1110, 2022

Welcoming New Staff

October 11th, 2022|Company News, Employment, All|

Over the past couple months, Proscenium has been growing! We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to the team. (left to right, top to bottom) Adriana Agueros, Architectural Graduate Adriana graduated from the Polytechnical University of Madrid with a Master of Architecture in 2017. She began her architectural career at a company specializing in the design and building of exhibition spaces, where she gained experience

808, 2022

Setting up Royal Bay Presentation Centre

August 8th, 2022|General, Design, Company News, All|

After three recent successful residential projects in Victoria, BC in the last few years, Proscenium is excited to be continuing our work on Vancouver Island in Colwood, BC! We are providing full interior design services for Royal Bay Ryder Village, a new multi-family residential development located in the Royal Bay neighbourhood of Colwood, at the edge of an urban seaside. Our interior design team

2807, 2022

We Are Hiring!

July 28th, 2022|Company News, Employment, All|

Proscenium is seeking one Senior Architect/Architectural Graduate to join our team. WHO WE ARE Proscenium Architecture + Interiors is a forward-thinking, mid-sized architecture and interior design firm working in an integrated design team (IDT) environment. We started in 1996 as a firm specializing in arts & cultural design and expanded our scope over time to include residential, commercial, institutional and public projects of various scales.

2207, 2022

Our Story – Celebrating 25 years of Proscenium

July 22nd, 2022|General, Company News, All|

It is with pride that we recognize 25 years of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc! What started in 1996 as a small architecture and interior design firm specializing in theatre design has grown to a mid-sized firm in 2022 working across many project types. We want to take this opportunity to reflect on where we came from and where we are going. Team members

2706, 2022

750 SW Marine Drive in for DP

June 27th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

We are excited to start this new mixed-use project in the quickly developing South Marpole area of Vancouver. Proscenium is providing full architectural services for 750 SW Marine Drive, an eight-storey office/industrial building for Chard Development awaiting its Development Permit. ⁠ This is a much-needed building typology in Vancouver and we have used our recent experience to optimally combine office and industrial use in the

1406, 2022

UBC MacLeod: Inside the Envelope

June 14th, 2022|General, Architecture, Design, All|

Clothing a building has become infinitely more complex due to new building codes. Building envelope technology, which once may have been akin to throwing on jeans and a t-shirt, is now the equivalent of designing a custom Gore-Tex parka, with a sweat-wicking base layer for good measure. As expectations for buildings’ environmental performance increase to meet new sustainability goals by clients and municipalities, navigating envelope

706, 2022

Meet Natasha, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!

June 7th, 2022|Company News, All|

A very warm welcome to Natasha Louie, who joined Proscenium in May as a Junior Architectural Graduate! Where were you born? Burnaby, BC. How did you get into architecture?  I was inspired by the architecture of my high school. I found that the different spaces and qualities the building provided enhanced my learning experience. I started taking drafting classes there, and continued studying fine art,

606, 2022

We Are Hiring!

June 6th, 2022|All, Uncategorized|

*note: Position filled   Proscenium is seeking to hire a SENIOR/INTERMEDIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER WHO WE ARE Proscenium Architecture + Interiors is a forward-thinking, mid-sized Architecture and Interior Design firm working in an integrated design team (IDT) environment. We started in 1996 as a firm specializing in arts & cultural design and expanded our scope over time to include residential, commercial, institutional and public projects of

606, 2022

Two Projects Recognized in Recent Awards

June 6th, 2022|Awards, All, Design|

We are proud to share that two buildings we worked on for Chard Development won developer awards in the last month! The Urban Design Institute (UDI) Awards 2022 recognized The Royals for best Purpose Built Market High Rise. UDI recognized Vivid at the Yates for best Non-Market Housing. The Georgie Awards also recognized Chard for Vivid at the Yates with the Provincial Award for Excellence

3005, 2022

T3 Mount Pleasant receives support from Design Panel

May 30th, 2022|General, Architecture, Design, All|

Last week, we received support from the Design Panel for T3 Mount Pleasant, a new 12-storey mass-timber office project designed by DLR Group for which Proscenium is Associate Architect. The project (developed by Houston-based Hines and local developer PC Urban) joins other T3 buildings around the world named for their use of mass timber, technology and close proximity to transit. Renders by Steelblue

2704, 2022

Donation Drive for WISH and Working Gear!

April 27th, 2022|General, Company News, All|

Spring is in the air and we have completed our annual donation drive for WISH Drop-in Centre and Working Gear! These are two great organizations that benefit folks in need in our community. Proscenium has been supporting WISH and Working Gear since 2010. We truly believe in the work they are doing and are glad to be able to donate physical items again. Thanks to

2803, 2022

MEC Vancouver receives 2022 SABMag Award

March 28th, 2022|Architecture, Awards, All|

We are excited to announce that MEC Vancouver Store has received the 2022 SABMag Canadian Green Building Award for Mixed-Use projects! We are blown away at the recognition this building has had since its completion in 2020, including the 2020 BC Wood Design Award, 2021 Canada Green Building Award, runner-up for the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Award and now the 2022 SAB Mag Award. It's a

1503, 2022

Meet Saeedeh, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!

March 15th, 2022|Company News, All, General|

We are excited to welcome Saeedeh to our growing team at Proscenium! She joins us with a Masters of Urban Design from UBC and has hit the ground running in a busy spring season at the firm. Where were you born? I was born in Tehran, Capital of Iran How did you get into architecture?  When I was 15 I visited an art school. I

1403, 2022

Staff Ski Day 2022

March 14th, 2022|Company News, All|

For our winter staff day out this year, one half of the team opted for a romp through the snowy woods of Cypress Mountain while the other half took a meander through Vancouver Art Gallery! We were lucky to have a gorgeous sunny day to enjoy the afternoon away from phones and emails. Staff Ski Day came a little late for actual skiing this year,

803, 2022

An ASHRAE Technology Award for the MEC Vancouver Store

March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized, Awards, All|

We are thrilled to share the news that mechanical/electrical lead on MEC Vancouver, Pageau Morel, has received second-place for MEC Vancouver at the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Awards. During the winter conference of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Pageau Morel received a second-place Technology Award in the New Commercial Buildings category for the Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) store project in Vancouver.

703, 2022

Mass Timber projects featured on ArchDaily

March 7th, 2022|Uncategorized, Company News, All|

We're excited to see that two of our MEC projects have been featured in this great new article on biophilia and workplace design on ArchDaily. The article points to the positive effects of wood in built environments, including the sensory experience of users and its timeless aesthetic value as a natural material. The article points out that several new studies, including one from the University of British

103, 2022

Working with a local Performing Arts School

March 1st, 2022|Architecture, Company News, All|

For many years Proscenium has worked with local arts groups, big and small, to realize their vision for performing spaces. We are excited to share that we are designing a new home for Vancouver Performing Stars, a dance and theatre performance school for children and youth. The project includes a black box theatre with approximately 90 seats, 2 secondary studios, offices, front of house including

802, 2022

Four projects are finalists for the Georgie Awards

February 8th, 2022|Awards, All, Company News|

We are excited to share that four projects we recently completed for Chard Development are named as finalists in the 2022 Georgie Awards, hosted by Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC. The Georgie Awards celebrate excellence in home building and renovation in the residential construction industry. Projects are submitted by member companies for consideration by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada and the

1801, 2022

PAI Insight: Incorporating Theatres into New Developments

January 18th, 2022|Architecture, Design, All|

Designing and renovating theatres has been a focus of Proscenium since 1996 when our firm started. In recent years, we have been approached by multiple clients who want to design theatres that are incorporated into new developments. Often this results in having a theatre on ground level (at grade) with a residential or mixed-use building attached. When handled correctly we think this is a great

1001, 2022

Designing Ballet BC’s New Home

January 10th, 2022|General, Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

We are excited to be working with Ballet BC with the design of their future home on Granville Island! Our team is currently working with the dance company to renovate the space at 1286 Cartwright St, formerly occupied by Arts Umbrella. The project includes new administration and dance rehearsal spaces. Over the holidays the company announced the news: Following more than a decade at Scotiabank

2911, 2021

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

November 29th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

We are excited to announce our GoFundMe campaign this holiday season to support UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), a charity working to support and empower Indigenous youth in East Vancouver.   Help us make a difference! More information about Urban Native Youth Association: Urban Native Youth Association delivers over twenty culturally responsive, prevention focused programs to urban Indigenous youth in Metro Vancouver. Our youth-led approach

2411, 2021

Supporting Carnegie Community Centre & The Gathering Place

November 24th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

Over the years, Proscenium has held donation drives to support two exceptional organizations we have worked on in the past, Carnegie Community Centre and The Gathering Place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This year, we are excited to be collecting physical items from our staff to bundle together and drop off to benefit their programs! A little bit of history: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY CENTRE Carnegie Centre is

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