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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

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|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

2112, 2023

Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2023|All, Company News, General|

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!

1212, 2023

We Are Hiring!

December 12th, 2023|All, Employment, Company News|

*Position filled* We are not currently Hiring. Check back for updates! 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.

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

1011, 2023

Greening Concrete: UBC MacLeod wins ACI Award in Boston

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

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|Uncategorized, Design, All|

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

911, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Anicka, Intern!

November 9th, 2023|Employment, Company News, General, 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

711, 2023

Volvo Richmond submitted for LEED Certification

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

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

1910, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Barbara, Junior Interior Designer!

October 19th, 2023|All, Employment, Company News, General|

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|All, Company News, General, Uncategorized|

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|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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|Company News, All, General|

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|All, Company News, General|

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|General, All|

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!

105, 2023

UBC Jack Bell Renewal Open House

May 1st, 2023|All, Architecture, General|

On April 26, we were pleased to participate in an Open House for Jack Bell, our ongoing project at UBC in collaboration with Teeple Architects. Rendering by Tango Studio This project, in the design stage, will transform the existing Jack Bell building in a complete renewal project. This project represents the next capital renewal project on UBC campus, following the successful renewal of

2604, 2023

WISH & Working Gear Donation Drive

April 26th, 2023|All|

For over a decade, we have held a "Spring Cleaning" donation drive for two amazing organizations in East Vancouver, WISH Drop-in Centre and Working Gear! This week, we were able to drop off 5 large garbage bags of donations from our firm and some other participating local firms to benefit these organizations. Natasha and Vicki sorting donations! Drop-off at WISH! Thank

2604, 2023

PAI Highlight: Massey Theatre Renewal

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

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

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

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|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

2112, 2023

Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2023|All, Company News, General|

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|Employment, Company News, General, 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|All, Employment, Company News, General|

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|All, Company News, General, Uncategorized|

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|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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|Company News, All, General|

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|All, Company News, General|

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|General, All|

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!

105, 2023

UBC Jack Bell Renewal Open House

May 1st, 2023|All, Architecture, General|

On April 26, we were pleased to participate in an Open House for Jack Bell, our ongoing project at UBC in collaboration with Teeple Architects. Rendering by Tango Studio This project, in the design stage, will transform the existing Jack Bell building in a complete renewal project. This project represents the next capital renewal project on UBC campus, following the successful renewal of

1304, 2023

PAI Team: Meet Faraneh, Architectural Graduate!

April 13th, 2023|All, Company News, General|

Meet the PAI Team: Introducing Faraneh Nouraei! Faraneh joined Proscenium in 2022 as an Architectural Graduate. A skilled technician and designer, Faraneh has become an essential member of our team. Her strong work ethic and easygoing positive attitude makes our office a better place to be! Since joining the firm, Faraneh has primarily been working on mixed use and residential projects. Her big-picture values are

1001, 2023

2022 in Review

January 10th, 2023|All, Company News, General|

2022 was a year of growth for Proscenium! We won awards, started new projects, finished projects, celebrated our 25 year anniversary and held fundraisers for some great charities. Our staff team expanded and returned to the office. Business is officially back in full swing and we can't wait to see what 2023 has in store! Last year in a Snapshot: AWARDS MEC

812, 2022

New Website Launched!

December 8th, 2022|All, Design, 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, All, Company News|

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

3011, 2022

Two PAI Industrial/Office Projects featured in Storeys Magazine

November 30th, 2022|All, Architecture, General|

Two of Proscenium's ongoing industrial/office projects have been featured in an article “It’s The Next Evolution: Why Stacked Industrial is on the Rise in Vancouver" in Storeys Newsletter. https://storeys.com/stacked-industrial-real-estate-market-vancouver-british-columbia/

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

2207, 2022

Our Story – Celebrating 25 years of Proscenium

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

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|All, Design, Architecture, 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

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|Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

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,

711, 2023

Volvo Richmond submitted for LEED Certification

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

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|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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

105, 2023

UBC Jack Bell Renewal Open House

May 1st, 2023|All, Architecture, General|

On April 26, we were pleased to participate in an Open House for Jack Bell, our ongoing project at UBC in collaboration with Teeple Architects. Rendering by Tango Studio This project, in the design stage, will transform the existing Jack Bell building in a complete renewal project. This project represents the next capital renewal project on UBC campus, following the successful renewal of

2604, 2023

PAI Highlight: Massey Theatre Renewal

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

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

2403, 2023

Ballet BC is Taking Shape!

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

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

1603, 2023

Forum featured on RenX, Colliers

March 16th, 2023|Architecture, All|

Our newest industrial/office project in South Vancouver is getting attention. Colliers Canada is talking about how the eight-storey strata office for Chard Development is in a prime location with excellent connectivity, and flexible floor plans for businesses. They also speak to how Southwest Vancouver’s Marine Gateway Neighborhood is a new hotspot for development. In the Real Estate News Exchange, Byron Chard is quoted on how

2802, 2023

2346 West 4th Ave in for Development Permit

February 28th, 2023|Architecture, All|

We are glad to be working with Yenik Realty Ltd. on a new commercial building located on the bustling West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano! The project will bring much-needed office and retail space to a lot that has been vacant for over six years. The proposed two-storey building will replace the existing single-storey building to allow for 7,100 ft2 of new office, retail and restaurant

302, 2023

T3 Mount Pleasant mentioned in DesignBoom Magazine

February 3rd, 2023|Architecture, Company News, All|

Our project with DLR and Hines is getting international attention. DesignBoom posted a feature on the two companies' ventures, including the new mass timber office building T3 Mount Pleasant, for which Proscenium is Associate Architect. When complete, the project will be the tallest mass timber building in Western Canada. Image by Steelblue "The most recent proposal developed as part of the Hines T3

3011, 2022

Two PAI Industrial/Office Projects featured in Storeys Magazine

November 30th, 2022|All, Architecture, General|

Two of Proscenium's ongoing industrial/office projects have been featured in an article “It’s The Next Evolution: Why Stacked Industrial is on the Rise in Vancouver" in Storeys Newsletter. https://storeys.com/stacked-industrial-real-estate-market-vancouver-british-columbia/

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

1406, 2022

UBC MacLeod: Inside the Envelope

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

3005, 2022

T3 Mount Pleasant receives support from Design Panel

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

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

2803, 2022

MEC Vancouver receives 2022 SABMag Award

March 28th, 2022|Architecture, Awards, All|

We are excited to announce that MEC Vancouver Store has received the 2022 SABMag Canadian Green Building Award for Mixed-Use projects! We are blown away at the recognition this building has had since its completion in 2020, including the 2020 BC Wood Design Award, 2021 Canada Green Building Award, runner-up for the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Award and now the 2022 SAB Mag Award. It's a

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

1801, 2022

PAI Insight: Incorporating Theatres into New Developments

January 18th, 2022|All, Architecture, Design|

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|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

2109, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction

September 21st, 2021|Company News, Architecture, 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

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

1307, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins the BC Wood Design Award 2020

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

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, Architecture, Design, All|

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

306, 2021

PAI Feature: Cook Street Plaza

June 3rd, 2021|Design, All, Architecture|

Cook Street Plaza is a comprehensive mixed-use development in the City of Victoria, currently under construction. The vision for the project was to supply a range of market and below-market housing options and locally supportive commercial space for a walkable, thriving urban area with excellent access to transportation options. The scale of the site allows a holistic approach to the public realm; landscaped mews forming

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|Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

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|Uncategorized, Design, All|

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|All, Company News, Design, Architecture|

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|All, Design, Architecture, General|

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|All, Design, Architecture|

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, Design, All|

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|Design, All|

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|All, Design, 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|Design, All|

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|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

1406, 2022

UBC MacLeod: Inside the Envelope

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

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|General, Architecture, Design, All|

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|All, Architecture, Design|

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|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

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

1307, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins the BC Wood Design Award 2020

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

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, Architecture, Design, All|

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

306, 2021

PAI Feature: Cook Street Plaza

June 3rd, 2021|Design, All, Architecture|

Cook Street Plaza is a comprehensive mixed-use development in the City of Victoria, currently under construction. The vision for the project was to supply a range of market and below-market housing options and locally supportive commercial space for a walkable, thriving urban area with excellent access to transportation options. The scale of the site allows a holistic approach to the public realm; landscaped mews forming

2505, 2021

MEC’s newest Head Office

May 25th, 2021|Architecture, Design, All|

New flooring is being laid at MEC's new head office, the third our firm will have completed for the company (1999, 2014 and 2021). Following a transfer of ownership, MEC gave up its former head office in 2020 and engaged Proscenium to do a basic tenant improvement for a new space on Great Northern Way.  The new, smaller footprint office is a clean shell and

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

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|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

2112, 2023

Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2023|All, Company News, General|

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!

1212, 2023

We Are Hiring!

December 12th, 2023|All, Employment, Company News|

*Position filled* We are not currently Hiring. Check back for updates! 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.