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1502, 2024

3215 Macdonald Street featured in the Daily Hive

February 15th, 2024|All, Design, Architecture, General|

We're pleased to announce the rezoning application of 16th & MacDonald, a new purpose-built rental and mixed-use in the Arbutus Ridge neighbourhood. The project was published in the Daily Hive this week. Replacing a single-storey commercial building, the project will provide secure rental housing to the area without displacing other housing, supporting the City's goal of densifying along major arteries. The project completes a bustling

602, 2024

8 Books to Read for Black History Month

February 6th, 2024|All, General|

Book challenge at PAI! February is Black History Month and we were inspired by this great list put out by UBC Bookstore. Take up the challenge to read one of these incredible titles to expand your knowledge on Black history, life and culture. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou: a coming-of-age memoir of the acclaimed writer and poet on her experiences

1101, 2024

PAI Highlight: Mixed-use design on the Greenway

January 11th, 2024|All, Design, Architecture, General|

Introducing a new mixed-use project on Barnard Street in Vancouver for PC Urban! The Barnard Southlands project includes three two-storey industrial buildings—two that mirror each other and a third triangular building that follows the shape of the site. The project occupies a prime location on the Arbutus Greenway, a cycling route that connects South Vancouver to Downtown. The natural slope of the site drives the

2112, 2023

Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2023|All, Company News, General|

It was been a wonderful year of great projects, opportunities and milestones. We want to wish you all a restful break this season! PAI office will be closed from noon on Friday, December 22nd to Tuesday, January 2nd. Thank you for being part of our PAI community and Happy Holidays!

1212, 2023

We Are Hiring!

December 12th, 2023|Company News, All, Employment|

*Position filled* We are not currently Hiring. Check back for updates! 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.

1611, 2023

Holiday Fundraiser for UNYA

November 16th, 2023|General, Company News, All|

Launching our third annual holiday fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association! See Fundraiser  UNYA has a philanthropic goal of $6 million to build the Native Youth Centre, which will open doors not only for Indigenous youth, but for the whole community. Through major partnerships with Suncor Energy and the City of Vancouver, UNYA has already secured $19 million in land for the Native Youth Centre at

1011, 2023

Greening Concrete: UBC MacLeod wins ACI Award in Boston

November 10th, 2023|Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

We are thrilled to announce that UBC MacLeod has been selected 2nd overall for the worldwide ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Repair & Restoration category! The project team was recognized at the annual gala held in Boston, MA on October 3oth. Press Release The ACI (American Concrete Institute) awards were created to honour the visions of the most creative projects in the concrete industry,

911, 2023

UBC Koerner Library Concept

November 9th, 2023|All, Design, Uncategorized|

We're excited to share renderings for this great little project! Proscenium recently completed the concept design for a boutique institutional renovation at UBC Koerner Library. The project intends to transform 3,500 ft2 of space in UBC Koerner Library for dedicated graduate research. UBC engaged Proscenium in 2023 to design a separate and enclosed study area for graduates on the library's second floor. The scope included

911, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Anicka, Intern!

November 9th, 2023|General, Company News, Employment, All|

Introducing Anicka Bertram! Anicka is with us for a limited time as an interior design intern. It's been wonderful to have her in the office! Where is your role at PAI? I am an intern at the office, trying to learn as much about architecture and interior design as I can in the short time I am here. Where were you born? I was born

711, 2023

Volvo Richmond submitted for LEED Certification

November 7th, 2023|Design, All, Company News, Architecture|

We are proud to share that this week Volvo Richmond was submitted for LEED certification. After many years of working with Dilawri Group of Companies we are thrilled to be the project architect for the first Volvo car dealership targeting LEED status. Proscenium provided both architecture and interior design services for this green-focused project. The dealership features rooftop solar panels, an integrated green exterior wall

1910, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Barbara, Junior Interior Designer!

October 19th, 2023|General, Company News, Employment, All|

Introducing Barbara Svarc! We are very glad to introduce Barbara, the newest member of PAI! Barbara joined Proscenium this summer as a Junior Interior Designer after graduating from BCIT's interior design program. Where were you born? I was born in Zadar, Croatia. How did you get into interior design?  I got into interior design after deciding to stop studying criminology. I was always interested in art

2909, 2023

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Resources

September 29th, 2023|Company News, All, General|

For National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, our office is showing our support by wearing orange shirts! Here are some resources for you to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and show support for residential school survivors. RESOURCES History of Orange Shirt Day Reconciliation Toolkit for Businesses  Donate to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society TRC (Truth & Reconciliation Commission) Calls to Action_English UNDRIP_English (United

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|General, Architecture, Design, All|

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

1007, 2023

Cypress Challenge 2023

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

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|General, Company News, Employment, All|

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|General, Company News, All|

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|General, All|

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|General, Architecture, All|

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|Architecture, Design, All|

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|Design, All|

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

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