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904, 2024

UBC MacLeod wins SABMag Award 2024

April 9th, 2024|General, Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

We are honoured to receive the SABMag Canadian Green Building Award - Institutional Large category for UBC MacLeod Renewal! The LEED v4 Gold learning facility integrates active and passive systems with full reprogramming to limit its environmental impact and support new teaching pedagogy. JURY COMMENTS: An incredible transformation of an existing building. While much of the upgrade is technically driven, elements such as solar shading have

1203, 2024

New policies encourage tall mass timber in Vancouver

March 12th, 2024|General, Architecture, All|

One of our projects is featured in a new article on the Daily Hive regarding mass timber construction in Vancouver. It is great news to see that Vancouver City Council is putting in place pro-tall timber policies that will allow BC to continue leading the charge upwards in the country. The policy offers rezoning incentives to developers that choose mass timber as a construction material,

503, 2024

PAI Insight: New Perspectives on Heritage Incorporation

March 5th, 2024|General, Architecture, Design, All|

Vancouver’s high level of immigration, strong economy, and high demand for real estate make it the site of constant development. Industrial space is particularly in demand for the city of Canada’s largest port. Amid increasing density, protecting Vancouver's built history through heritage incorporation is a crucial aspect of preserving and celebrating its architectural past. Heritage incorporation is an area of growing importance. Urban planning strategies

1502, 2024

3215 Macdonald Street featured in the Daily Hive

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

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

1101, 2024

PAI Highlight: Mixed-use design on the Greenway

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

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

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,

711, 2023

Volvo Richmond submitted for LEED Certification

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

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

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

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

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

2403, 2023

Ballet BC is Taking Shape!

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

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|Architecture, All|

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

2802, 2023

2346 West 4th Ave in for Development Permit

February 28th, 2023|Architecture, All|

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

302, 2023

T3 Mount Pleasant mentioned in DesignBoom Magazine

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

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

3011, 2022

Two PAI Industrial/Office Projects featured in Storeys Magazine

November 30th, 2022|General, Architecture, All|

Two of Proscenium's ongoing industrial/office projects have been featured in an article “It’s The Next Evolution: Why Stacked Industrial is on the Rise in Vancouver" in Storeys Newsletter. https://storeys.com/stacked-industrial-real-estate-market-vancouver-british-columbia/

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

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

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

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

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

1711, 2021

PAI Highlight: 1235 Marine Drive

November 17th, 2021|General, Architecture, Design, All|

We are pleased to be moving forward in the design phase with our project at 1235 Marine Drive in North Vancouver!   This Mixed-Use project on the vibrant Marine Drive corridor consists of one floor of Commercial Retail and three stories of market residential condos ranging from one to two bedrooms. Some great design features include: A widened pedestrian sidewalk and added seating to encourage

2109, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction

September 21st, 2021|Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

We are so pleased to receive the 2021 Canadian Green Building Award for New Construction for MEC Vancouver! Thank you to Canada Green Building Council for recognizing the project. Hugh Cochlin will be giving a presentation on the building's many green features along with Roland Charneux next week, September 28th at 9am PST.   CaGBC Awards Lunch ‘n’ Learn: New Construction Tuesday, September 28th; 9-10 am

1708, 2021

PAI Insight: Evolving Space Needs for Industrial/Office Buildings

August 17th, 2021|General, Architecture, All|

Our projects like The Yukon (2021) and 750 SW Marine Drive (ongoing) have highlighted some recent changes in space needs of our clients. We'd like to share some insights on the mixed-use building typology of industrial/office buildings and how we're navigating those changes. MEC Head Office (2014) Covid-19 Impacts on Workplace Design The increasing capabilities of remote work and employee's desire for flexible

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