Staff Ski Day & Vancouver Aquarium
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
PAI Team: Meet Justin, Senior Architectural Designer
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
Waffle Wednesdays are Back
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!
T3 Mount Pleasant mentioned in DesignBoom Magazine
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
Day One of Demo at Volvo Richmond
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
2022 in Review
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
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
Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association
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
Meet Chloe, Junior Architectural Graduate!
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
Thanksgiving Potluck at the Studio
In keeping with tradition, the PAI team had an autumnal lunchtime potluck last week complete with Trivia, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and all manner of delicious things! The office will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 10th. We hope you have a great weekend with friends, family and food!
Welcoming New Staff
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
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Resources
For National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, our office is showing our support by wearing orange shirts! Two weeks ago, we participated in a fantastic and educational seminar by OCI Solutions called "Indigenous Peoples; Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present, and Future" which we highly recommend. Here are some resources for you to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and show support for residential school
Meet Maria, our new Interior Designer!
We would like to welcome Maria Volk, who joined Proscenium this summer as a Senior Interior Designer! We are thrilled to have her as part of the team. Where were you born? Victoria, BC. How did you get into interior design? My best friend encouraged me. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? Lighting…but only because it wasn’t about design it
Setting up Royal Bay Presentation Centre
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
We Are Hiring!
We are Hiring: Intermediate to Senior Architect / Architectural Graduate / Technologist. (posted March 30, 2023) 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
Our Story – Celebrating 25 years of Proscenium
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
750 SW Marine Drive in for DP
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
Meet Natasha, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!
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,
Donation Drive for WISH and Working Gear!
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
Meet Saeedeh, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!
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
Staff Ski Day 2022
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,
Mass Timber projects featured on ArchDaily
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
Working with a local Performing Arts School
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
Four projects are finalists for the Georgie Awards
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
Designing Ballet BC’s New Home
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