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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

2112, 2020

Newly Registered Architects

December 21st, 2020|All, Company News|

Huge congratulations to Pamela Troyer and Teague Shinkewski, who are both fully registered Architects AIBC as of this month! We are proud to have 50% women staff represented at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors. Pamela has a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University and a Master of Architecture from UBC. Since joining Proscenium in 2019, she has assisted with residential and commercial buildings

2411, 2020

1235 Marine Drive goes in for development permit

November 24th, 2020|Architecture, Design, All|

We are excited to announce that 1235 Marine Drive, a new four-storey residential/commercial project in North Vancouver has gone in for development permit. The new project on the North Shore is a contemporary expression of the history of Marine Drive and its rich ship building past, historically an early industrial neighbourhood constructed of brick, steel and wood. We researched local building typology and expression circa

211, 2020

Sustainability in Design

November 2nd, 2020|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Sustainable urban design is about more than innovation, it's about survival. On October 31st, the UN-Habitat (a UN program for sustainable urban development) released its 2020 report on World Cities, as mentioned by this article in ArchDaily. A central issue highlighted in the report is sustainable urban development. More people than ever before are living in cities, and reducing their carbon footprint will be a

2710, 2020

Join us at the Wood Solutions Conference

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

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

2010, 2020

2020 Excellence in Commercial Wood Design

October 20th, 2020|Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

We are thrilled to receive this award for MEC Edmonton Brewery District in Edmonton! WOOD WORKS! Alberta / the Canadian Wood Council jury provided these comments on the building: "Wood was used for structural and accent finishing pieces and the jury felt that this choice makes the project stand out. It is going above and beyond in a retail experience when customers are allowed to

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|Company News, All, Architecture|

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|Design, All, Architecture|

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

606, 2017

The 27th Energia Contest recognizes Pageau Morel!

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

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

1105, 2017

Proscenium wins AIBC Special Jury Award for Christ Church Cathedral!

May 11th, 2017|Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

We are honoured to have received The AIBC Special Jury Award for the long term stewardship of a significant heritage resource and seismic upgrading technology for our work on the Restoration and Renewal of the Christ Church Cathedral. The C.C.C. team included Hugh Cochlin, Matthew Kurnicki, Ron Clay, Ben Nielsen, Sarah Piccinato and Sara Theuerkauf. We couldn't have done it without The Christ Church Cathedral

1811, 2016

Canadian Architect article on climate change

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

"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/

711, 2016

MEC Stores-Edmonton

November 7th, 2016|Architecture, Company News, All|

We are very excited about the completion of the newest MEC store in Edmonton! The MEC South Edmonton Common store received final occupancy on Thursday and it's looking great.   Meanwhile, the store in the Brewery District (relocation of the downtown store), is moving along quickly and is starting to really take shape.  

2110, 2016

Bell Tower Lighting

October 21st, 2016|Architecture, Company News, All|

It’s getting darker and darker earlier and earlier. That meant we didn’t have to be up too late on a school night for PAI to be on-site for the focusing and commissioning of the Christ Church Cathedral bell tower lighting. Silver linings.  

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

1308, 2015

Private Residence House Progress

August 13th, 2015|Architecture, Company News, All, Uncategorized|

Our project for a private residence here in Vancouver is coming along. The front of the house has been finished in stucco and composite panels. There will be a cedar screen in front of the Master Bedroom window that will be able to slip open for more daylight or be closed for more privacy. The Living room window will have a translucent film applied to

204, 2015

West First Theatre Centre Takes Shape

April 2nd, 2015|Architecture, Company News, All|

The West First Theatre Centre is taking shape with construction moving forward at an impressive pace.  The walls around the studio theatre space are being built, giving us the first hints at what the newest performance venue in Vancouver will feel like.  Framing is being installed for the balcony which will overlook the triple height lobby, while the rehearsal and office spaces are well under

2811, 2014

Artist Selected for Christ Church Bell Spire

November 28th, 2014|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, All|

Proscenium has been working with Christ Church Cathedral on restoring their heritage cathedral over the last decade.  The current phase of work sees the restoration of the roof along with the construction of a 1oo foot tall bell spire clad in stained glass.  The bell spire is one step closer to reality with the selection of Canadian artist, Sarah Hall and her stained glass design,

611, 2014

Patagonia’s Vancouver Flagship Coming Soon

November 6th, 2014|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium is hard at work with Patagonia on their new Vancouver store, the first in city and only the second in Canada. The West 4th flagship location in Kitsilano is targeted to open at the end of November just in time for the Christmas shopping season. This adaptive re-use project retains much of the existing building, salvaging as much material as possible for the new store.

906, 2014

MEC North Vancouver wins Canadian Green Building Award!

June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized, Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

Proscenium is pleased to announce that the MEC North Vancouver store has won a Canadian Green Building Award!  The project is featured in this summer's edition of SAB Magazine. MEC's innovative retail space at 212 Brooksbank Ave. in North Vancouver raises the bar for sustainable building practices for retail stores.  The store is is targeting LEED® gold designation focusing on energy efficiency, water consumption, materials, landscaping

1712, 2013

Guest Blogger: Jeff Bohnen, MEC

December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

We are so excited to have Jeff Bohnen, Office Services Manager at MEC back as a guest blogger.  Please read on for some insight into the process of bringing the new MEC head office to life. After years of continued expansion, MEC has simply outgrown our existing Head Office space. Creative solutions to increase our capacity – increasing density by removing separation panels to create open,

212, 2013

Office Field Trip

December 2nd, 2013|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

It was a rainy Friday when the office trekked out to see our latest completed project; 17,000 square feet of office space for Austeville Properties in Vancouver.  As the Final touches were being completed we had the opportunity to tour the space, appreciate the workmanship and a job well done.    

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

2811, 2014

Artist Selected for Christ Church Bell Spire

November 28th, 2014|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, All|

Proscenium has been working with Christ Church Cathedral on restoring their heritage cathedral over the last decade.  The current phase of work sees the restoration of the roof along with the construction of a 1oo foot tall bell spire clad in stained glass.  The bell spire is one step closer to reality with the selection of Canadian artist, Sarah Hall and her stained glass design,

611, 2014

Patagonia’s Vancouver Flagship Coming Soon

November 6th, 2014|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Proscenium is hard at work with Patagonia on their new Vancouver store, the first in city and only the second in Canada. The West 4th flagship location in Kitsilano is targeted to open at the end of November just in time for the Christmas shopping season. This adaptive re-use project retains much of the existing building, salvaging as much material as possible for the new store.

1712, 2013

Guest Blogger: Jeff Bohnen, MEC

December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized, Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

We are so excited to have Jeff Bohnen, Office Services Manager at MEC back as a guest blogger.  Please read on for some insight into the process of bringing the new MEC head office to life. After years of continued expansion, MEC has simply outgrown our existing Head Office space. Creative solutions to increase our capacity – increasing density by removing separation panels to create open,

212, 2013

Office Field Trip

December 2nd, 2013|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

It was a rainy Friday when the office trekked out to see our latest completed project; 17,000 square feet of office space for Austeville Properties in Vancouver.  As the Final touches were being completed we had the opportunity to tour the space, appreciate the workmanship and a job well done.    

3110, 2013

Duet

October 31st, 2013|Design, All|

Proscenium had the good fortune to work once again with Chard Development on their new residential project in Victoria.  Now under construction, the Duet is 90 condos nestled in the prime Victoria neighbourhood of James Bay.  You can read more about our design process with Chard Development on the Duet Blog.

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

2112, 2020

Newly Registered Architects

December 21st, 2020|All, Company News|

Huge congratulations to Pamela Troyer and Teague Shinkewski, who are both fully registered Architects AIBC as of this month! We are proud to have 50% women staff represented at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors. Pamela has a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University and a Master of Architecture from UBC. Since joining Proscenium in 2019, she has assisted with residential and commercial buildings

2411, 2020

1235 Marine Drive goes in for development permit

November 24th, 2020|Architecture, Design, All|

We are excited to announce that 1235 Marine Drive, a new four-storey residential/commercial project in North Vancouver has gone in for development permit. The new project on the North Shore is a contemporary expression of the history of Marine Drive and its rich ship building past, historically an early industrial neighbourhood constructed of brick, steel and wood. We researched local building typology and expression circa

211, 2020

Sustainability in Design

November 2nd, 2020|Architecture, Design, Company News, All|

Sustainable urban design is about more than innovation, it's about survival. On October 31st, the UN-Habitat (a UN program for sustainable urban development) released its 2020 report on World Cities, as mentioned by this article in ArchDaily. A central issue highlighted in the report is sustainable urban development. More people than ever before are living in cities, and reducing their carbon footprint will be a

2710, 2020

Join us at the Wood Solutions Conference

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

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

2010, 2020

2020 Excellence in Commercial Wood Design

October 20th, 2020|Architecture, Company News, Awards, All|

We are thrilled to receive this award for MEC Edmonton Brewery District in Edmonton! WOOD WORKS! Alberta / the Canadian Wood Council jury provided these comments on the building: "Wood was used for structural and accent finishing pieces and the jury felt that this choice makes the project stand out. It is going above and beyond in a retail experience when customers are allowed to

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|Company News, All, Architecture|

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|Design, All, Architecture|

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

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