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2904, 2024

UBC MacLeod Renewal Shortlisted for Architizer A+ Awards

April 29th, 2024|General, Architecture, Awards, All|

Vote for us! We are excited to reveal that UBC MacLeod Building Renewal is a Finalist for the 2024 Architizer’s A+Awards! The renewal is one of five projects worldwide shortlisted for the Sustainable Adaptive Reuse or Renovation Project category. Please consider voting for us before May 10th! https://awards.architizer.com/a/page/vote-now

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

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,

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.

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

602, 2024

8 Books to Read for Black History Month

February 6th, 2024|General, All|

Book challenge at PAI! February is Black History Month and we were inspired by this great list put out by UBC Bookstore. Take up the challenge to read one of these incredible titles to expand your knowledge on Black history, life and culture. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou: a coming-of-age memoir of the acclaimed writer and poet on her experiences

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

805, 2023

Indigenous Awareness Training and Red Dress Day 2023

May 8th, 2023|All, General|

This May, our firm is proud to have completed the Indigenous Awareness course with Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.! Thank you to Rupert Richardson, our fantastic facilitator. We are committed to better understanding the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, to working well with our Indigenous partners on projects and advocating for the 94 calls to action. We have much to offer and much to learn!

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