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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

112, 2022

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

December 1st, 2022|General, Company News, All|

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

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

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

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

1406, 2022

UBC MacLeod: Inside the Envelope

June 14th, 2022|General, Architecture, Design, All|

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

3005, 2022

T3 Mount Pleasant receives support from Design Panel

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

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

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|General, Company News, All|

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

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

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

1711, 2021

PAI Highlight: 1235 Marine Drive

November 17th, 2021|General, Architecture, Design, All|

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

1810, 2021

QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect

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

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

1708, 2021

PAI Insight: Evolving Space Needs for Industrial/Office Buildings

August 17th, 2021|General, Architecture, All|

Our projects like The Yukon (2021) and 750 SW Marine Drive (ongoing) have highlighted some recent changes in space needs of our clients. We'd like to share some insights on the mixed-use building typology of industrial/office buildings and how we're navigating those changes. MEC Head Office (2014) Covid-19 Impacts on Workplace Design The increasing capabilities of remote work and employee's desire for flexible

2206, 2021

Skewed off the Grid: Elenore on Fifth

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

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

2704, 2021

Langara Bioinformatics Lab is complete!

April 27th, 2021|General, Design, All|

We're excited to have completed the Bioinformatics Lab at Langara College. This brand new molecular lab has a built-in tissue culture lab and some other great features. The main lab has all the essentials for an academic science lab geared towards teaching upper-level biology. Proscenium paired a clean contemporary design with the necessary specialized building services such as access to water, compressed air, fume hoods,

1003, 2021

UBC MacLeod: A Seismic Test Case

March 10th, 2021|General, Architecture, All|

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JDRk9iZ--Bs Our ongoing major renovation of The MacLeod Building, the electrical and computer engineering building at UBC, involves a complete gutting down of the building to its basic structural elements. Necessary seismic upgrades are driving the renovation, which has provided an opportunity to reconstruct the building to evolve its approach to 21st Century learning. As part of the assessment, there was consideration given to not

1801, 2021

242 West 6th Site Visit

January 18th, 2021|Architecture, All, General|

This beautiful heritage house at 242 West 6th is coming together, with the roof complete, windows in, and the shingle cladding being installed. The renovation/restoration project is about 80% built, with estimated completion for Spring 2021. The project will really come together over the next couple months as attention is turned to tiling, millwork, painting, site work and landscaping. The project converts The

2710, 2020

Join us at the Wood Solutions Conference

October 27th, 2020|General, Architecture, Company News, All|

On November 18th, Proscenium's Hugh Cochlin (Principal) will be speaking at the annual Wood Solutions Conference (November 16-20) hosted by Wood WORKS! BC. This year all the sessions will be virtual.   Hugh's session, "The Material is the Message," looks at the connection between material and brand for commercial projects, with the new timber-frame MEC Vancouver building as an example. He will dive into the

1410, 2020

UBC MacLeod underway

October 14th, 2020|All, General, Architecture|

Out at UBC, we're excited to see the renovation of the MacLeod building deep in progress! This gutting and renovation project on the electrical computer engineering faculty building is taking the building down to its basic structural elements to rebuild/reprogram/refresh for 21st century teaching. We're at that exciting turnaround point where we see the vision start to come to life...    

2801, 2016

Proscenium Ski Day!

January 28th, 2016|General, Company News, All|

        Proscenium enjoyed some well deserved time outside with a team ski day up on Cypress Mountain. Lucky we picked one of the best days to go up, with fresh powder on the slopes and no lines at the lifts!

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