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908, 2023

PAI Lawn Bowling 2023

August 9th, 2023|All, Company News, General, Uncategorized|

Last week the team donned their whites for the annual Lawn Bowling staff day out at Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club! We had a wonderful lunch at the local watering hole, The Cheese Inn, to fuel up before a lively afternoon of chasing the jack around the lawn! It was fantastic weather and fun was had by all. Special congratulations to the winning

108, 2023

Volvo Richmond in the Press

August 1st, 2023|All, Design, Architecture, General|

We are very glad to announce the completion of Volvo Richmond! This exciting project is the first of their North American dealerships designed to be LEED-certified and reflect their new green-focused rebranding. The project (Proscenium’s fifth for Dilawri Group) transforms an former dealership into a refreshed commercial/retail facility with offices and a service bay component. Environmentally-focused aspects include rooftop solar panels, an integrated green exterior

1407, 2023

We Are Hiring!

July 14th, 2023|Company News, All, Employment|

We are Hiring: one Senior Architect / Technologist.  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. In all our

1007, 2023

Cypress Challenge 2023

July 10th, 2023|All, Company News, General|

We are excited to be participating in the Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge presented by Glotman Simpson Cycling for the first time this year to support Pancreatic Cancer Research! Several of our staff will be facing the mountain on Sunday July 30th to join this great race for the BC Cancer Foundation. This year, more than 800 British Columbians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Its

507, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Myrian, Junior Interior Designer!

July 5th, 2023|All, Company News, General|

Introducing Myrian Oculam! We are very glad to welcome Myrian to the team at Proscenium. A new graduate from BCIT's Bachelor of Interior Design, Myrian joined the firm in May as a Junior Interior Designer. So far at Proscenium, she has focused on institutional, commercial/office and multi-residential projects. Myrian loves designing meaningful spaces that the public can enjoy. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hosting

2006, 2023

Pride Month at Proscenium!

June 20th, 2023|All, Company News, General|

In honour of Pride month we have launched our second annual mini-fundraiser for Rainbow Refugee, a great organization that promotes safe, equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. Get involved and donate to our fundraiser on our Canada Helps page! How does Rainbow Refugee support refugees from inside Canada? Rainbow

805, 2023

Indigenous Awareness Training and Red Dress Day 2023

May 8th, 2023|All, General|

This May, our firm is proud to have completed the Indigenous Awareness course with Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.! Thank you to Rupert Richardson, our fantastic facilitator. We are committed to better understanding the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, to working well with our Indigenous partners on projects and advocating for the 94 calls to action. We have much to offer and much to learn!

105, 2023

UBC Jack Bell Renewal Open House

May 1st, 2023|All, Architecture, General|

On April 26, we were pleased to participate in an Open House for Jack Bell, our ongoing project at UBC in collaboration with Teeple Architects. Rendering by Tango Studio This project, in the design stage, will transform the existing Jack Bell building in a complete renewal project. This project represents the next capital renewal project on UBC campus, following the successful renewal of

2604, 2023

WISH & Working Gear Donation Drive

April 26th, 2023|All|

For over a decade, we have held a "Spring Cleaning" donation drive for two amazing organizations in East Vancouver, WISH Drop-in Centre and Working Gear! This week, we were able to drop off 5 large garbage bags of donations from our firm and some other participating local firms to benefit these organizations. Natasha and Vicki sorting donations! Drop-off at WISH! Thank

2604, 2023

PAI Highlight: Massey Theatre Renewal

April 26th, 2023|All, Design, Architecture|

We are excited to be working with the City of New Westminster on the upcoming Renewal of the Massey Theatre! Proscenium has been involved in renovations and studies for the building since 1997 through various phases and we are thrilled to be leading its next steps. WHEN THE MASSEY WAS A ROADHOUSE The Massey Theatre is a historic, modernist theatre built in 1949. In its

1704, 2023

Residential Design at PAI

April 17th, 2023|All, Design|

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS Proscenium has over twenty years’ experience providing architectural and interior design services for single and multi-family residential projects. Our architecture and interior design professionals work in an Integrated Design Team format, and a dedicated interiors department consists of eight full-time individuals. DESIGN APPROACH Our firm is community-minded, client-focused and takes a process-driven design approach to our projects. We strive to create functional and

1304, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Faraneh, Architectural Graduate!

April 13th, 2023|General, Company News, All|

Meet the PAI Team: Introducing Faraneh Nouraei! Faraneh joined Proscenium in 2022 as an Architectural Graduate. A skilled technician and designer, Faraneh has become an essential member of our team. Her strong work ethic and easygoing positive attitude makes our office a better place to be! Since joining the firm, Faraneh has primarily been working on mixed use and residential projects. Her big-picture values are

2403, 2023

Ballet BC is Taking Shape!

March 24th, 2023|All, Design, Architecture|

As spring arrives, our project out at Granville Island for Ballet BC is taking shape! We are at the exciting turning point where finishes and floors are being installed and we're starting to see the final product. The phased project for the province's preeminent contemporary dance company is establishing a new home for the organization out of a former Arts Umbrella space. Proscenium has

1603, 2023

Forum featured on RenX, Colliers

March 16th, 2023|All, Architecture|

Our newest industrial/office project in South Vancouver is getting attention. Colliers Canada is talking about how the eight-storey strata office for Chard Development is in a prime location with excellent connectivity, and flexible floor plans for businesses. They also speak to how Southwest Vancouver’s Marine Gateway Neighborhood is a new hotspot for development. In the Real Estate News Exchange, Byron Chard is quoted on how

1503, 2023

Staff Ski Day & Vancouver Aquarium

March 15th, 2023|Company News, All|

We were lucky to get out of the studio last Friday and enjoy some local tourism! The snow-savvy half of the team spent the day sliding down Grouse Mountain, enjoying lunch at the lodge and finally seeing the beautiful view in the afternoon when the clouds lifted and the city came into view! Footwear included skis, snowboards and snowshoes for those that felt like

2802, 2023

2346 West 4th Ave in for Development Permit

February 28th, 2023|All, Architecture|

We are glad to be working with Yenik Realty Ltd. on a new commercial building located on the bustling West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano! The project will bring much-needed office and retail space to a lot that has been vacant for over six years. The proposed two-storey building will replace the existing single-storey building to allow for 7,100 ft2 of new office, retail and restaurant

2102, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Justin, Senior Architectural Designer

February 21st, 2023|Company News, All|

Meet the PAI Team: Introducing Justin Huang! Justin joined Proscenium in 2022 as a Senior Architectural Designer. Justin's MO is to create inspiring architectural spaces that enrich the people and organizations that use them. He has a diverse portfolio that includes worked internationally on projects in New York, L.A., Shanghai, Xiamen and his home haunt, Vancouver. Where were you born? Vancouver, BC. How did you get

1602, 2023

Waffle Wednesdays are Back

February 16th, 2023|Company News, All|

Warning: this post includes "fluffy" content. A longtime tradition at Proscenium has made its way back into the weekly calendar... Waffle Wednesdays! This month we debuted the new PAI waffle maker to surprisingly delicious results. Special thanks to Pouian for getting us back on the waffle train. Proscenium... getting through the week one waffle at a time!  

302, 2023

T3 Mount Pleasant mentioned in DesignBoom Magazine

February 3rd, 2023|All, Architecture, Company News|

Our project with DLR and Hines is getting international attention. DesignBoom posted a feature on the two companies' ventures, including the new mass timber office building T3 Mount Pleasant, for which Proscenium is Associate Architect. When complete, the project will be the tallest mass timber building in Western Canada. Image by Steelblue "The most recent proposal developed as part of the Hines T3

2401, 2023

Day One of Demo at Volvo Richmond

January 24th, 2023|Company News, All|

The start of something exciting! Demolition is underway at our project site in Richmond, BC. We are working with Dilawri Group to design the first Volvo dealership in North America to express their re-branding. The project will also be LEED certified. In consultation with brand designers and Volvo’s corporate guide, Proscenium is devising a facility that communicates their latest corporate image. The renovated commercial/retail facility

1601, 2023

PAI Highlight: Designing Offices for the Future

January 16th, 2023|All, Design|

Proscenium has long been passionate about workplace design (see MEC Head Office) and the shifting trends that are defining the future of office design. The increased accessibility of remote work has made us hone in on what makes in-person workplaces worth the commute. In 2022, we had the privilege of designing a new office for Chard Development, a long-time client of our firm. The

1001, 2023

2022 in Review

January 10th, 2023|General, Company News, All|

2022 was a year of growth for Proscenium! We won awards, started new projects, finished projects, celebrated our 25 year anniversary and held fundraisers for some great charities. Our staff team expanded and returned to the office. Business is officially back in full swing and we can't wait to see what 2023 has in store! Last year in a Snapshot: AWARDS MEC

1912, 2022

Happy Holidays!

December 19th, 2022|Company News, All|

We want to take this opportunity to wish you a great holiday season! Next week, we are taking a break from the studio to rest, recharge and spend time with loved ones. The office will be closed from noon on Friday Dec 23rd to Tuesday, Jan 3rd. ⁠ We had a lot of fun with our Christmas cards this year, which feature festive trees

812, 2022

New Website Launched!

December 8th, 2022|General, All, Design|

We are very excited to share our new website with you, which is the result of several months of working with the folks at Amplitude Multimedia. From the outset, our goal for the new website was to marry design with functionality. Showcasing our projects and communicating who we are as a firm was the top priority, while optimizing navigability and readability throughout. The new site

112, 2022

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

December 1st, 2022|Company News, All, General|

We are excited to share our fundraising campaign this holiday season to support UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), a charity working to support and empower Indigenous youth in East Vancouver. Click here to 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

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