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1511, 2022

Meet Chloe, Junior Architectural Graduate!

November 15th, 2022|Employment, All, Company News|

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

1110, 2022

Welcoming New Staff

October 11th, 2022|Company News, Employment, All|

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

2609, 2022

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Resources

September 26th, 2022|General, Company News|

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

109, 2022

Meet Maria, our new Interior Designer!

September 1st, 2022|Company News|

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

808, 2022

Setting up Royal Bay Presentation Centre

August 8th, 2022|General, Design, Company News, All|

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

2807, 2022

We Are Hiring!

July 28th, 2022|Company News, Employment, All|

Proscenium is seeking one Senior Architect/Architectural Graduate to join our team. 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.

2207, 2022

Our Story – Celebrating 25 years of Proscenium

July 22nd, 2022|General, Company News, All|

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

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

706, 2022

Meet Natasha, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!

June 7th, 2022|Company News, All|

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,

2704, 2022

Donation Drive for WISH and Working Gear!

April 27th, 2022|General, Company News, All|

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

1503, 2022

Meet Saeedeh, our new Junior Architectural Graduate!

March 15th, 2022|Company News, All, General|

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

1403, 2022

Staff Ski Day 2022

March 14th, 2022|Company News, All|

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,

703, 2022

Mass Timber projects featured on ArchDaily

March 7th, 2022|Uncategorized, Company News, All|

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

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

802, 2022

Four projects are finalists for the Georgie Awards

February 8th, 2022|Awards, All, Company News|

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

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

2911, 2021

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

November 29th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

We are excited to announce our GoFundMe campaign this holiday season to support UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), a charity working to support and empower Indigenous youth in East Vancouver.   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 youth-led approach

2411, 2021

Supporting Carnegie Community Centre & The Gathering Place

November 24th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

Over the years, Proscenium has held donation drives to support two exceptional organizations we have worked on in the past, Carnegie Community Centre and The Gathering Place in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This year, we are excited to be collecting physical items from our staff to bundle together and drop off to benefit their programs! A little bit of history: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY CENTRE Carnegie Centre is

2610, 2021

Photographing our New Office

October 26th, 2021|Design, Company News, All|

We decided to wait until most of the team was back in office before taking some pictures to show off the space! Thanks to Kori for his photography skills and the Interiors team for their help. Our office is located on the third floor of the MEC Vancouver building (have you heard about its new award?). A bonus of designing this building was envisioning a new

1810, 2021

QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect

October 18th, 2021|Uncategorized, General, Company News, All|

We're excited to see two of our favourite theatre projects featured in September's edition of Construct Connect. The issue's main feature is an article on Acoustics called "Perfecting the Sound Experience in Theatres", written by Payam Ashtiani. It's certainly an interesting time for the performing arts community as audiences re-enter theatres following the pandemic. Many organizations are looking for safe ways to accommodate higher numbers

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

3008, 2021

Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff

August 30th, 2021|Company News, All|

For the first time ever, it rained so much we almost didn't get to play! Our staff's annual August lawn bowling tournament at Dunbar Lawn Bowling was a bit colder than usual this year -- but great fun once we got moving! Laughing, heckling and lawn bowling jargon were heard all over the green and PAI staff persisted through the weather with good attitudes and

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