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904, 2024

UBC MacLeod wins SABMag Award 2024

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

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

503, 2024

PAI Insight: New Perspectives on Heritage Incorporation

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

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|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

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

1011, 2023

Greening Concrete: UBC MacLeod wins ACI Award in Boston

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

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

711, 2023

Volvo Richmond submitted for LEED Certification

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

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

2604, 2023

PAI Highlight: Massey Theatre Renewal

April 26th, 2023|Architecture, All, Design|

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|All, Design|

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

2403, 2023

Ballet BC is Taking Shape!

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

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

1601, 2023

PAI Highlight: Designing Offices for the Future

January 16th, 2023|All, Design|

Proscenium has long been passionate about workplace design (see MEC Head Office) and the shifting trends that are defining the future of office design. The increased accessibility of remote work has made us hone in on what makes in-person workplaces worth the commute. In 2022, we had the privilege of designing a new office for Chard Development, a long-time client of our firm. The

812, 2022

New Website Launched!

December 8th, 2022|Design, All, General|

We are very excited to share our new website with you, which is the result of several months of working with the folks at Amplitude Multimedia. From the outset, our goal for the new website was to marry design with functionality. Showcasing our projects and communicating who we are as a firm was the top priority, while optimizing navigability and readability throughout. The new site

911, 2022

PAI Highlight: Langara Bioinformatics Lab

November 9th, 2022|All, Design|

After a project is finished, the architect usually steps out of the equation. But we find it extremely valuable to check in after the fact to see how the design is supporting users. What is their day-to-day experience of the space? What design features are working well and what can we learn for future projects? The Bioinformatics Lab at Langara College was completed in 2020

808, 2022

Setting up Royal Bay Presentation Centre

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

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

2706, 2022

750 SW Marine Drive in for DP

June 27th, 2022|All, Company News, Design, Architecture|

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|Architecture, All, Design, General|

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

606, 2022

Two Projects Recognized in Recent Awards

June 6th, 2022|All, Awards, Design|

We are proud to share that two buildings we worked on for Chard Development won developer awards in the last month! The Urban Design Institute (UDI) Awards 2022 recognized The Royals for best Purpose Built Market High Rise. UDI recognized Vivid at the Yates for best Non-Market Housing. The Georgie Awards also recognized Chard for Vivid at the Yates with the Provincial Award for Excellence

3005, 2022

T3 Mount Pleasant receives support from Design Panel

May 30th, 2022|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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

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|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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

2610, 2021

Photographing our New Office

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

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

1307, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins the BC Wood Design Award 2020

July 13th, 2021|All, Design, Architecture|

On July 14th, WoodWORKS! BC announced MEC Vancouver is the winner of the BC Wood Design Awards (2020) for Commercial buildings! We are so glad to receive this award and thank you to our great project team for all their hard work on this inspiring, sustainable project. IN THE NEWS: Canadian Architect Journal of Commerce The building has also been spotlighted a Case Study publication

2206, 2021

Skewed off the Grid: Elenore on Fifth

June 22nd, 2021|General, All, Design, Architecture|

The design of Elenore on Fifth, a distinct mixed-use commercial and residential building completed in 2020, was driven by the site's unique parameters and the identity of the vibrant lower Main Street neighbourhood. STEPPING DOWN THE HILL Located on 5th and Main, the site is about halfway down the hill between Broadway and 2nd Avenue. The area has a history of small, light industrial uses

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