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1711, 2021

PAI Highlight: 1235 Marine Drive

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

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

1810, 2021

QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect

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

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

2109, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction

September 21st, 2021|Architecture, Company News, 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

3008, 2021

Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff

August 30th, 2021|Company News, All|

For the first time ever, it rained so much we almost didn't get to play! Our staff's annual August lawn bowling tournament at Dunbar Lawn Bowling was a bit colder than usual this year -- but great fun once we got moving! Laughing, heckling and lawn bowling jargon were heard all over the green and PAI staff persisted through the weather with good attitudes and

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

2906, 2021

Meet Ee Jay, our new Junior Architectural Graduate

June 29th, 2021|Company News, All|

A warm welcome to Ee Jay, who joined our firm last month as a Junior Architectural Graduate. Where were you born? Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is a city of an estimated 600,000 people, and a 20-minutes drive to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. How did you get into architecture? When I was a kid, I liked to make handicrafts and drawings. Initially, I thought of

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

3105, 2021

Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist

May 31st, 2021|Uncategorized, Company News, Employment, All|

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

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

1705, 2021

NEWS: PAI named Associate Architect for new mass-timber office

May 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium is excited to announce our involvement in T3 Mount Pleasant, a new mass-timber office building in Vancouver. Standing for "timber, transit and technology," T3 Mount Pleasant will be a 10-storey, 196,000 sq ft office building geared towards tech and creative industry tenants. PAI will be acting as Associate Architect to DLR Group in this project developed by the Houston-based Hines and local developer PC Urban.

1305, 2021

Supporting WISH Drop-In Centre

May 13th, 2021|Company News, All|

Thank you to everyone who donated items to PAI's drive this Spring for WISH! We are so glad to hand over the much-needed clothing and other items for a great cause. Alex and Pam proudly display the donations! Proscenium has been involved in supporting the WISH Drop-in Centre Society for many years. We love this organization that supports women on the Downtown Eastside

1105, 2021

Affordable Housing at Vivid at the Yates

May 11th, 2021|Company News, All|

We're proud to be involved in this affordable housing project by BC Housing and Chard Development at 845 Johnson St, Vivid at the Yates. BC Housing posted a News article this week announcing that all 135 condominium units have been sold to middle-income families in Victoria, and the new owners are moving in this month. Proscenium provided full interior design services for the building. ABOUT

305, 2021

750 SW Marine Drive approved by Urban Design Panel

May 3rd, 2021|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Another milestone moment for our project at 750 Southwest Marine Drive, which has full support from the Design Panel held last week. THE PROJECT The proposed building for Chard Development is an eight-storey, mixed-use building between Oak St. and Cambie St. in Vancouver’s South Marpole district. It is located on the southeast corner of Marine and Aisne Street, walking distance from the Marine Drive Skytrain

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,

604, 2021

The Royals featured in the North Shore News

April 6th, 2021|Design, Company News, All|

Our project with Chard Development in central Lonsdale, North Van has been featured in the North Shore News. "The Royals" includes a new 24-storey building and a fully renovated 16-storey building for which Proscenium is doing full interior design services. The article describes the design intent, quoting Alissa Foss, PAI designer: "Residents of both towers will be greeted by beautifully designed foyers and elevator lobbies

2303, 2021

Study for a Local Kollel

March 23rd, 2021|Architecture, Design, All|

Earlier this year, we developed a study for a new community centre building for a local Kollel. There are some great features about this project that we want to share with you! WELCOMING FROM ALL SIDES The Kollel is located on a site that faces the street on the west and backs onto the Arbutus Greenway on the east. The greenway is an ongoing City

1603, 2021

Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator

March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized, Company News, Awards, All|

  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

1003, 2021

MEC Vancouver in the Press

March 10th, 2021|Architecture, Company News, All|

MEC Vancouver Flagship store seems to be the talk of the town! It's great to see the project get some recognition for its various sustainable elements, from mass timber design to rainwater recycling. ArchDaily Wood Design & Building Magazine, 2020: Print and Online: "Expressing a brand’s outdoor-friendly philosophy by building with wood" Think Wood Blog: "Biophilic Brands: Can Wood and Nature Boost the Bottom Line?"

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|General, Architecture, All|

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

1307, 2015

Meet Proscenium’s Employees!

July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized, General, Company News, All|

Name? Shereen Chak Where were you born? Toronto, Ontario Where did you go to school? Why? I went to University of British Columbia for Architecture school. I believe that sustainability and awareness of the natural environment is important for design, plus I love how beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver is! What class in school has proven to be the least useful? Philosophy of Art. it has not proved useful

1706, 2015

New West Scavenger Hunt

June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized, General, Company News, All|

Last Friday the staff of Proscenium did a scavenger hunt out in New Westminster. We learnt about some New West history and architecture, then had a fabulous time at Steele & Oak where we drank excellent beer, ate some delicious BBQ and enjoyed the sunny weather.

1105, 2015

Proscenium collects items for the WISH Charity

May 11th, 2015|General, Company News, All|

Last week Proscenium organized a clothing and item drive for the WISH Charity. The WISH Charity focuses exclusively on aiding female sex workers by providing a non-judgemental place where they can get nutritious hot meals, showers and hygiene items and clothing. They also help by providing an on-site nurse, referrals to detox centres/rehabilitation houses and shelters for upwards of 150 women. Thank you to all

3008, 2013

Fun Fridays

August 30th, 2013|General, All|

The unprecedented good weather Vancouver has been enjoying this summer has sparked the imagination of the folks here at Proscenium and has resulted in Fun Fridays. Nearly every Friday this summer saw some kind of treat or fun activity. There was the Crawfish lunch complete with bibs, the Lucky’s donuts that just appeared one morning (Thanks Ben P!) and the blender drinks topped with little

1410, 2020

UBC MacLeod underway

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

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...    

1106, 2019

MEC’s new Vancouver flagship store set to open this fall!

June 11th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Excerpted from The Daily Hive by Kenneth Chan... "Designed by Proscenium Architecture & Interiors (PAI), the new store — a wood building using cross-laminated timber panels — is aiming for a LEED Gold green building standard. PAI is also behind the design of MEC’s office headquarters in the False Creek Flats, and three newer store locations in North Vancouver, Kelowna, and Edmonton." Early-June 2019 construction of

2905, 2019

The Vancouver Sun reports on our project “The Yukon”

May 29th, 2019|Architecture, Company News, All|

Chard adding more light industrial space in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant The Yukon is a four-storey, 49,000-sq.-ft. strata office and light industrial building being built on the former site of the 3 Vets outdoor equipment store. EVAN DUGGAN Updated: May 15, 2019 Vancouver Sun Another strata office/light industrial building is under construction in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. And while the project will be a welcome addition

805, 2019

5th & Main Project Topping Off Ceremony

May 8th, 2019|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

We were thrilled to attend the topping off ceremony for our project at 5th and Main. The shape of the building is really starting to come together as a unique look in the city fabric. The views from the top are going to be spectacular! Congratulations to Chard, ITC and all of the sub-trades involved in getting this project to where it is.   Above,

205, 2019

MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship – Vancouver

May 2nd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium's Hugh Cochlin and Ben Nielsen recently led sold-out hard hat tours of MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship at 2nd & Quebec. Currently under construction, this project was designed under our  sustainability agenda and using innovative technology. This LEED Platinum Certified office building is designed to be 55% more energy efficient than a conventional building of A similar size.   The Head Office and

2504, 2019

Pipe Shop Phase II

April 25th, 2019|Architecture, Design, All|

Early this year, the City of North Vancouver commissioned the second phase of the Pipe Shop. Primarily a building systems scope comprising a new HVAC system, complete with AC to condition the space, along with new lighting and controls -  the Pipe Shop will soon be a comfortable space for event goers.   There are only two architectural elements in this phase, but they will

1909, 2018

Concept Design Project

September 19th, 2018|Architecture, Design, All|

This project consists of two distinct parts – the revitalization of an existing heritage building and the addition of a new 6-storey residential building at the back of the site. The main challenge was to create a volume that wasn’t imposing, that is respectful of the existing heritage building. The cantilever of the upper levels was informed by zoning mandated setbacks from the lane, and

2205, 2018

Meet PAI Employee Steve Dixon

May 22nd, 2018|Architecture, Company News, All|

  Where were you born? Woodlands, New Zealand. It's a tiny rural village of about 150 people at the bottom of the country. How did you get into design? I became interested in design when I was a kid watching my uncle drawing floor plans and construction details at his drafting table. I was fascinated with technical drawing and after taking graphic design in high

1405, 2018

Meet PAI Employee Juliette Dubois

May 14th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

  s Where were you born? Brussels, Belgium How did you get into design? I’ve always been touched by beautiful things and spaces and I wanted to improve people’s lives through my work, so design seemed like the perfect way to combine both. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? None. Even the classes I thought weren’t useful at the time

1105, 2018

Design Week MEC Head Office Tour

May 11th, 2018|Design, All, Architecture|

MEC Head Office Tour (May 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 1077 Great Northern Way) Get a behind-the-scenes look at MEC, the grand-daddy of sporting-goods stores in Vancouver, with a free tour of the company’s East Van HQ. Led by the company’s CEO, CFO, and senior director of product design, as well as Hugh Cochlin, principal of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors, the jaunt will walk

2404, 2018

Lt. Governor Merit Award: Langara College Science & Technology Building

April 24th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

We are honoured to have received one of three Lt. Governor Merit Awards for The Langara College Science and Technology Building. The $54-million building is a gateway to the college’s main campus that cantilevers out 16 metres over the 49th Avenue entrance. Proscenium Architecture and Interiors Inc in association with Teeple Architects Inc

2703, 2018

Western Living Magazine: Kitchen Design Secret #11

March 27th, 2018|Company News, All, Architecture, Design|

http://ow.ly/Jqp830j4kmx   9. Know that a kitchen is more than just a place to cook. When architect Kori Chan of Proscenium Architecture and Interiors began working with his clients on designing their dream home, it was clear that the design of the space itself was far more important to them than flashy appliances or marble counters. So the budget went into creating an airy open-concept design, complete with

602, 2018

MEC Head Office news & award

February 6th, 2018|Architecture, Awards, All|

In November 2017 Canada Green Building Council certified The MEC Head Office LEED Canada Platinum, the highest level of distinction for a sustainable building! In January 2018, ASHRAE awarded Pageau Morel 1st Place Technology Award in the New Commercial Buildings category for the construction of the Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office.  

611, 2017

Elenore on Fifth in the news

November 6th, 2017|Design, Company News, All, Architecture|

Our Elenore on Fifth project was featured in The Vancouver Sun by Kathleen Freimond: http://vancouversun.com/homes/buying-selling/elenore-on-fifth-set-to-maximize-outlooks “The podium steps down and the tower itself steps down, creating the massing that moves with the slope of the land and allows us to have lovely big terraced decks,” Cochlin says.      

1810, 2017

Proscenium is Hiring!

October 18th, 2017|Architecture, Design, Employment, All|

                We are currently looking for a junior and two intermediate Architectural Graduates, Graduate Technologists or Interior Designers with at least 2 to 3 years of postgraduate experience. This individual must be confident enough to take on projects, develop a work plan and work well both independently and as part of a team. Confidence in decision making and

2808, 2017

MEC Head Office receives Landscaping Award

August 28th, 2017|Architecture, Awards, All|

15th Annual Design Awards of Excellence Awards Announced Connect Landscaping is excited to announce that two projects will be recognized with the 2017 Green Roof and Wall Award of Excellence. The Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence will be awarded for Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office and VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in September at the 15th Annual CitiesAlive in Seattle, WA.   https://citiesalive.org/ http://connectla.ca/blog/

2108, 2017

Metal Construction News article: Rheinzink

August 21st, 2017|Architecture, Design, All|

Renovating a Historic Cathedral Marcy Marro, Editor, Posted 07/03/2017 RHEINZINK protects and preserves heritage of 120-year-old church Built in 1894, Christ Church Cathedral was the first church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Over the past  22 years, the church underwent a major four-phase renovation, which concluded with the total replacement of its roof. The church's original roof was cedar shake, and over the years, various additions and modifications were undertaken,

1207, 2017

Pipe Shop Completed

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, All|

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

1207, 2017

Energia Prize: Letter of Congratulations

July 12th, 2017|Awards, All, Architecture, Design, Company News|

Following the Energia Prize we received last May, we’ve received a congratulation letter from the Minister of “Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatique" of the province of Quebec. We thought we’d share the letter:   Gentlemen,  I would like to address my most sincere congratulations on winning the “AQME Prize” during the 2017 Energia Contest organized by l’Association québécoise pour la maitrise

205, 2019

MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship – Vancouver

May 2nd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium's Hugh Cochlin and Ben Nielsen recently led sold-out hard hat tours of MEC’s new Head Office and Flagship at 2nd & Quebec. Currently under construction, this project was designed under our  sustainability agenda and using innovative technology. This LEED Platinum Certified office building is designed to be 55% more energy efficient than a conventional building of A similar size.   The Head Office and

2504, 2019

Pipe Shop Phase II

April 25th, 2019|Architecture, Design, All|

Early this year, the City of North Vancouver commissioned the second phase of the Pipe Shop. Primarily a building systems scope comprising a new HVAC system, complete with AC to condition the space, along with new lighting and controls -  the Pipe Shop will soon be a comfortable space for event goers.   There are only two architectural elements in this phase, but they will

1909, 2018

Concept Design Project

September 19th, 2018|Architecture, Design, All|

This project consists of two distinct parts – the revitalization of an existing heritage building and the addition of a new 6-storey residential building at the back of the site. The main challenge was to create a volume that wasn’t imposing, that is respectful of the existing heritage building. The cantilever of the upper levels was informed by zoning mandated setbacks from the lane, and

1405, 2018

Meet PAI Employee Juliette Dubois

May 14th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

  s Where were you born? Brussels, Belgium How did you get into design? I’ve always been touched by beautiful things and spaces and I wanted to improve people’s lives through my work, so design seemed like the perfect way to combine both. What class in school has proven to be the least useful? None. Even the classes I thought weren’t useful at the time

1105, 2018

Design Week MEC Head Office Tour

May 11th, 2018|Design, All, Architecture|

MEC Head Office Tour (May 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 1077 Great Northern Way) Get a behind-the-scenes look at MEC, the grand-daddy of sporting-goods stores in Vancouver, with a free tour of the company’s East Van HQ. Led by the company’s CEO, CFO, and senior director of product design, as well as Hugh Cochlin, principal of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors, the jaunt will walk

2404, 2018

Lt. Governor Merit Award: Langara College Science & Technology Building

April 24th, 2018|Architecture, Design, Company News, Awards, All|

We are honoured to have received one of three Lt. Governor Merit Awards for The Langara College Science and Technology Building. The $54-million building is a gateway to the college’s main campus that cantilevers out 16 metres over the 49th Avenue entrance. Proscenium Architecture and Interiors Inc in association with Teeple Architects Inc

2703, 2018

Western Living Magazine: Kitchen Design Secret #11

March 27th, 2018|Company News, All, Architecture, Design|

http://ow.ly/Jqp830j4kmx   9. Know that a kitchen is more than just a place to cook. When architect Kori Chan of Proscenium Architecture and Interiors began working with his clients on designing their dream home, it was clear that the design of the space itself was far more important to them than flashy appliances or marble counters. So the budget went into creating an airy open-concept design, complete with

201, 2018

Seeking Interior Designer

January 2nd, 2018|Design, Company News, Employment, All|

Happy New Year! We are looking for an intermediate Interior Designer with at least 5 to 7 years of postgraduate Interior Design Office experience. Confident enough to take on multiple projects and work well both independently and as part of a team. We are looking for confidence in decision making, team co-ordination, and leadership for younger team members. Proscenium covers professional dues, contributes to on-going

611, 2017

Elenore on Fifth in the news

November 6th, 2017|Design, Company News, All, Architecture|

Our Elenore on Fifth project was featured in The Vancouver Sun by Kathleen Freimond: http://vancouversun.com/homes/buying-selling/elenore-on-fifth-set-to-maximize-outlooks “The podium steps down and the tower itself steps down, creating the massing that moves with the slope of the land and allows us to have lovely big terraced decks,” Cochlin says.      

1810, 2017

Proscenium is Hiring!

October 18th, 2017|Architecture, Design, Employment, All|

                We are currently looking for a junior and two intermediate Architectural Graduates, Graduate Technologists or Interior Designers with at least 2 to 3 years of postgraduate experience. This individual must be confident enough to take on projects, develop a work plan and work well both independently and as part of a team. Confidence in decision making and

1610, 2017

2017 IDIBC Shine Award for BMO Theatre

October 16th, 2017|Design, Company News, Awards, All|

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - PUBLIC & INSTITUTIONAL - BMO THEATRE CENTRE Proscenium Interiors is honoured to have won the Award of Excellence for BMO Theatre. Congratulations Kerri! Lead Designer: Kerri Shinkewski, RID Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. Photography: Andrew Latreille The interior design concept for the BMO Theatre Centre used material and pattern to weld spaces of disparate programme into a cohesive theatrical experience, creating

2108, 2017

Metal Construction News article: Rheinzink

August 21st, 2017|Architecture, Design, All|

Renovating a Historic Cathedral Marcy Marro, Editor, Posted 07/03/2017 RHEINZINK protects and preserves heritage of 120-year-old church Built in 1894, Christ Church Cathedral was the first church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Over the past  22 years, the church underwent a major four-phase renovation, which concluded with the total replacement of its roof. The church's original roof was cedar shake, and over the years, various additions and modifications were undertaken,

1207, 2017

Pipe Shop Completed

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, All|

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

1207, 2017

Energia Prize: Letter of Congratulations

July 12th, 2017|Awards, All, Architecture, Design, Company News|

Following the Energia Prize we received last May, we’ve received a congratulation letter from the Minister of “Développement Durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatique" of the province of Quebec. We thought we’d share the letter:   Gentlemen,  I would like to address my most sincere congratulations on winning the “AQME Prize” during the 2017 Energia Contest organized by l’Association québécoise pour la maitrise

606, 2017

The 27th Energia Contest recognizes Pageau Morel!

June 6th, 2017|All, Architecture, Design, Awards|

The 27th Energia Contest recognizes excellence in Quebecois achievements and celebrates local genius in matters of energy efficiency in categories related to building, technological innovations, industrial processes and manufacturing, transportation, integrated design and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Pageau Morel was recognized as the electrical and mechanical engineering firm on the design team of MEC’s Head Office, which was designed using an integrated design process involving

1805, 2017

Pipe Shop Venue Renovation – North Vancouver

May 18th, 2017|Architecture, Design, All|

We are thrilled to see the community embrace our recently completed renovation of The Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards, in North Vancouver. Since opening on April 8th, The Pipe Shop has hosted weddings, yoga classes, galas, dinners, pop-up markets, night markets, early learning initiatives, photo shoots, and private events. The Pipe Shop, built in the 1940’s and previously known as the Pipefitter's Building, was

1811, 2016

Canadian Architect article on climate change

November 18th, 2016|All, Architecture, Design|

"Proscenium Architecture + Interiors designed Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Vancouver headquarters to underscore the company’s sustainability agenda, using daylighting and advanced air control systems that allow it to be 70 percent more energy efficient than a conventional office building." -Canadian Architect Magazine Photo by Ed White Photographics https://www.canadianarchitect.com/features/the-heat-is-on/

2208, 2016

Christ Church Cathedral Bell-Spire

August 22nd, 2016|Architecture, Design, All|

A crowning feature of the current project is the addition of the highly anticipated bell-spire at the north-east corner of the Cathedral,  set atop the existing elevator core. This open glass and steel structure housing four electronically controlled and custom cast bronze bells will be one of the last Architectural additions to this project. This weekend was an exciting milestone, as the bells were lifted

808, 2016

Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower

August 8th, 2016|Architecture, Design, All|

  On Friday July 8th, 2016, crews lifted into place the two halves of the new Christ Church Cathedral Bell Tower. The tower was constructed and painted offsite to take advantage of the precision assembly and coating possible in a controlled shop environment. It was constructed in two halves because the transmission of gravity loads generated by lifting the entire tower would have blown in the

1808, 2015

Langara’s Science and Technology Building’s Steel Structure

August 18th, 2015|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

The Langara Science and Technology continues to make good progress. Below you can find some of the work that has been done on the steel structure. Photos by Latreille Architectural Photography Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography   Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography Photo by Latreille Architectural Photography Photo by Latreille Architectural

2911, 2021

Fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association

November 29th, 2021|General, Company News, All|

We are excited to announce our GoFundMe campaign this holiday season to support UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), a charity working to support and empower Indigenous youth in East Vancouver.   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 youth-led approach

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|Design, All, General, Architecture|

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

1810, 2021

QET and BMO Theatre featured in Construct Connect

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

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

2109, 2021

MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction

September 21st, 2021|Architecture, Company News, 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

3008, 2021

Lawn Bowling with PAI Staff

August 30th, 2021|Company News, All|

For the first time ever, it rained so much we almost didn't get to play! Our staff's annual August lawn bowling tournament at Dunbar Lawn Bowling was a bit colder than usual this year -- but great fun once we got moving! Laughing, heckling and lawn bowling jargon were heard all over the green and PAI staff persisted through the weather with good attitudes and

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

2906, 2021

Meet Ee Jay, our new Junior Architectural Graduate

June 29th, 2021|Company News, All|

A warm welcome to Ee Jay, who joined our firm last month as a Junior Architectural Graduate. Where were you born? Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is a city of an estimated 600,000 people, and a 20-minutes drive to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. How did you get into architecture? When I was a kid, I liked to make handicrafts and drawings. Initially, I thought of

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

3105, 2021

Meet Carolyn, our new Junior Graduate Technologist

May 31st, 2021|Uncategorized, Company News, Employment, All|

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

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

1705, 2021

NEWS: PAI named Associate Architect for new mass-timber office

May 17th, 2021|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium is excited to announce our involvement in T3 Mount Pleasant, a new mass-timber office building in Vancouver. Standing for "timber, transit and technology," T3 Mount Pleasant will be a 10-storey, 196,000 sq ft office building geared towards tech and creative industry tenants. PAI will be acting as Associate Architect to DLR Group in this project developed by the Houston-based Hines and local developer PC Urban.

1305, 2021

Supporting WISH Drop-In Centre

May 13th, 2021|Company News, All|

Thank you to everyone who donated items to PAI's drive this Spring for WISH! We are so glad to hand over the much-needed clothing and other items for a great cause. Alex and Pam proudly display the donations! Proscenium has been involved in supporting the WISH Drop-in Centre Society for many years. We love this organization that supports women on the Downtown Eastside

1105, 2021

Affordable Housing at Vivid at the Yates

May 11th, 2021|Company News, All|

We're proud to be involved in this affordable housing project by BC Housing and Chard Development at 845 Johnson St, Vivid at the Yates. BC Housing posted a News article this week announcing that all 135 condominium units have been sold to middle-income families in Victoria, and the new owners are moving in this month. Proscenium provided full interior design services for the building. ABOUT

305, 2021

750 SW Marine Drive approved by Urban Design Panel

May 3rd, 2021|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Another milestone moment for our project at 750 Southwest Marine Drive, which has full support from the Design Panel held last week. THE PROJECT The proposed building for Chard Development is an eight-storey, mixed-use building between Oak St. and Cambie St. in Vancouver’s South Marpole district. It is located on the southeast corner of Marine and Aisne Street, walking distance from the Marine Drive Skytrain

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,

604, 2021

The Royals featured in the North Shore News

April 6th, 2021|Design, Company News, All|

Our project with Chard Development in central Lonsdale, North Van has been featured in the North Shore News. "The Royals" includes a new 24-storey building and a fully renovated 16-storey building for which Proscenium is doing full interior design services. The article describes the design intent, quoting Alissa Foss, PAI designer: "Residents of both towers will be greeted by beautifully designed foyers and elevator lobbies

2303, 2021

Study for a Local Kollel

March 23rd, 2021|Architecture, Design, All|

Earlier this year, we developed a study for a new community centre building for a local Kollel. There are some great features about this project that we want to share with you! WELCOMING FROM ALL SIDES The Kollel is located on a site that faces the street on the west and backs onto the Arbutus Greenway on the east. The greenway is an ongoing City

1603, 2021

Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator

March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized, Company News, Awards, All|

  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

1003, 2021

MEC Vancouver in the Press

March 10th, 2021|Architecture, Company News, All|

MEC Vancouver Flagship store seems to be the talk of the town! It's great to see the project get some recognition for its various sustainable elements, from mass timber design to rainwater recycling. ArchDaily Wood Design & Building Magazine, 2020: Print and Online: "Expressing a brand’s outdoor-friendly philosophy by building with wood" Think Wood Blog: "Biophilic Brands: Can Wood and Nature Boost the Bottom Line?"

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