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1904, 2024

WISH & Working Gear Donation Drive 2024

April 19th, 2024|General, Company News, All|

2024 marks our biggest donation drive yet! Over the last month, we collected clothing, toiletries and household items in our annual “Spring Cleaning” drive for two amazing organizations in East Vancouver, WISH Drop-in Centre and Working Gear. As per usual we invited several other firms to participate and we received an unprecedented flood of donations for these great charities! Heartfelt thank you to Heritage Office,

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

2203, 2024

PAI Team: Meet Juan, Architectural Graduate!

March 22nd, 2024|General, Company News, Employment, All|

Introducing Juan Castaneda! We are thrilled to welcome Juan to the PAI team. Juan is originally from Colombia and brings over 9 years experience in architecture. He is a skilled designer with considerable experience in various building typologies, in particular multifamily residential projects. We are lucky to have him!   Where were you born? I was born in Medellin, Colombia. How did you get into interior

1003, 2024

Staff Day Out! Skiing and Alcohol Ink Painting

March 10th, 2024|Uncategorized, General, Company News, All|

As per annual tradition we avoided the studio last Thursday for a bit of team bonding. Half the group skied and snowshoed up at Grouse Mountain while the rest of us explored alcohol ink painting with Hilary Paige Fine Arts out at Parker Street studio! Ski folks reported mixed conditions and a satisfying hot lunch at the chalet (arguably the best part of skiing).

603, 2024

PAI Team: Meet Mahtab, Interior Designer!

March 6th, 2024|General, Company News, Employment, All|

Introducing Mahtab Kiani! We are very glad to welcome Mahtab, Intermediate Interior Designer, to the team at Proscenium! Mahtab brings over five years' experience in the industry and is skilled at drawing in both Revit and AutoCAD. Mahtab has worked on all phases of the design process, including guiding a project through Contract Administration. She specializes in adaptable design and is a LEED Green Associate.

2112, 2023

Happy Holidays!

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

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, Employment, All|

*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

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|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

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|All, Company News, 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|Uncategorized, General, Company News, All|

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

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|All, Employment, 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|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

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

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

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|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

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

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