We Are Hiring!
*note: Position filled Proscenium is seeking to hire a SENIOR/INTERMEDIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER 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
An ASHRAE Technology Award for the MEC Vancouver Store
We are thrilled to share the news that mechanical/electrical lead on MEC Vancouver, Pageau Morel, has received second-place for MEC Vancouver at the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Awards. During the winter conference of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Pageau Morel received a second-place Technology Award in the New Commercial Buildings category for the Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) store project in Vancouver.
Mass Timber projects featured on ArchDaily
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
QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect
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
Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist
We're excited to welcome Carolyn Ruttan to the team at PAI. Where were you born? Duncan, on Vancouver Island. How did you get into architectural technology/drafting? I've always been interested in buildings and how spaces work. I considered interior design, but I found a great program to become a technologist -- I definitely have a passion for both. What class in school has proven to
Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator
Where were you born? Good old North Vancouver! How did you get into marketing/communications? Strictly speaking, sideways? I come from a writing and dance background, but I often find myself in marketing. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? African Dancing and drumming. Though it was an easy credit! What is the best building of all time? I feel somewhat
Happy Holidays from Proscenium!
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, safe and comfortable holiday season, from the Staff at Proscenium. Proscenium will be closed for the season starting noon of December 24th and will reopen on January 4th. See you in 2021!
The Pipe Shop Phase 2 Progress
Phase 2 of the Pipe Shop Venue is progressing with visible progress as installation of the acoustic ceiling panels are well underway.
Happy Holidays from Proscenium
We are closed for the season and look forward to seeing you in 2019!
The new Vancouver MEC Store in progress
Site located at 2nd and Quebec: South-west corner of mass timber (& steel frame) structure with steel canopy supports Second of 3- storey mass timber structure, (glulam & steel frame with 7-layer CLT floor & roof plates) Photography courtesy of Jack Korb
SABMag Canadian Green Building Award 2018 for the Langara College Science & Technology Building!
The Langara College Science & Technology Building has received a SAB Magazine Canadian Green Building Award in the category of Institutional [Large], and we couldn't be prouder. Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity
Hi from the PAI gang!
What we need a reason to share a group-shot?
Our office has been "vandalized" by Hollywood North movie magic! PAI was tagged with graffiti and a U.S. mailbox, East Village Post newspaper box, and litter was added for tonight's filming of "The Magician", Syfy's new fantasy series set in NYC.
Pipe Shop Completed
We are excited to present our freshly completed renovation of the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards, in North Vancouver. Accessible washrooms, a servery, a projector surface, and fresh paint were added to the 1940’s Pipefitter’s Building – a 9,050 square foot community hall at the base of Lonsdale Avenue. Check out the full project description in our WORK section! Photography by Sam
Progress Report: Jericho Tennis Club hot tub
The tiling for both the JTC hot tub and pool are being filled for testing. Although there is much to be done, one can now envision just how awesome it will be to relax in the tub, jets firing and take in the spectacular mountain view from this beach-front project site.
Interesting Article on NLT from treehugger.com
We were delighted to read Lloyd Alter's article on Proscenium's use of old construction tech on the MEC Head Office. Check it out here: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/old-construction-tech-new-again-mountain-equipment-co-ops-vancouver-hq.html "Whats new is what’s old. Proscenium Architecture, working with engineers Fast + Epp, are using technology that much of west coast industrial and commercial buildings were built with for 150 years. Mill decking, now known as Nail Laminated Timber (NLT),
Meet Proscenium’s Employee – Lisa Doucette
Name: Lisa Doucette Where were you born? Inglewood, Southern California How did you get into design? I was drawn to the energy that working in an artistic environment brings. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? I was fortunate to attend San Francisco State University which had crazy-interesting courses and fantastic teachers. No regrets. What is the best building of all time?
MEC’s Head Office graces cover of Interior Designers of Canada’s D Magazine
Our own Kerri Shinkewski was interviewed for the brand new Spring 2016 edition of D magazine! The article explores the use of sustainability practices in the design of the MEC Head Office.
Meet Proscenium’s Employee – James Bligh!
Name? James Aaron Volpé Bligh Where were you born? North Vancouver Where did you go to school? Why? Like many architects, I wanted to design buildings from a young age. In typical high school fashion, I did zero research on my dream career and applied for structural engineering at the University of Waterloo. Five years later I had the degree but I was not
MEC Head Office Informational Video
Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. recently completed a beautiful informational video of the MEC Head Office. The video has interviews from Sandy Treagus (CFO, MEC), Tanya Luthi (Engineer, Fast + Epp), our very own Hugh Cochlin and many more talking about the building from design to construction to every day use. To view the video, follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rN206lkgI
MEC Head Office Featured in a Japanese Magazine
The MEC Head Office was featured in the Japanese Wood Building Magazine. It looks at our high use of wood throughout the building.
Meet Proscenium’s Employees
Name? Benjamin Leif Nielsen Where were you born? Brockville, Ontario Where did you go to school? Why? University of Waterloo. Proximity, but in retrospect it suited me, lots of ‘why’ along with the ‘how’. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? Dedicated class on using Form-Z. What’s your most prized article of black clothing? Toque. What is the best building of
Wood Design Conference Presenters
This past week, Hugh and Greg presented at the Wood Design conferences in Victoria and Kelowna, respectively. They told participants about the methodology that went into designing the MEC Head Office in Vancouver. They got to talk about the advantages to using wood, a renewable and carbon capturing resource. Here is a write-up from the Kelowna presentation: http://globalnews.ca/news/2360234/new-mountain-equipment-coop-store-in-kelowna-will-have-prominent-wood-features/
Spooky Office Fun
Some of the staff carved pumpkins to add some spooky cheer to the office stairwell.
Shine Auto Wash and Storguard
Our Shine Auto Wash and Storguard build in Burnaby is coming along. This state of the art, fully automated car wash facility translates the simple task of washing a car into a spectacle.