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904, 2024

UBC MacLeod wins SABMag Award 2024

April 9th, 2024|All, Awards, Company News, Design, Architecture, General|

We are honoured to receive the SABMag Canadian Green Building Award - Institutional Large category for UBC MacLeod Renewal! The LEED v4 Gold learning facility integrates active and passive systems with full reprogramming to limit its environmental impact and support new teaching pedagogy. JURY COMMENTS: An incredible transformation of an existing building. While much of the upgrade is technically driven, elements such as solar shading have

1203, 2024

New policies encourage tall mass timber in Vancouver

March 12th, 2024|All, Architecture, General|

One of our projects is featured in a new article on the Daily Hive regarding mass timber construction in Vancouver. It is great news to see that Vancouver City Council is putting in place pro-tall timber policies that will allow BC to continue leading the charge upwards in the country. The policy offers rezoning incentives to developers that choose mass timber as a construction material,

1003, 2024

Staff Day Out! Skiing and Alcohol Ink Painting

March 10th, 2024|All, Company News, General, Uncategorized|

As per annual tradition we avoided the studio last Thursday for a bit of team bonding. Half the group skied and snowshoed up at Grouse Mountain while the rest of us explored alcohol ink painting with Hilary Paige Fine Arts out at Parker Street studio! Ski folks reported mixed conditions and a satisfying hot lunch at the chalet (arguably the best part of skiing).

503, 2024

PAI Insight: New Perspectives on Heritage Incorporation

March 5th, 2024|General, All, Design, Architecture|

Vancouver’s high level of immigration, strong economy, and high demand for real estate make it the site of constant development. Industrial space is particularly in demand for the city of Canada’s largest port. Amid increasing density, protecting Vancouver's built history through heritage incorporation is a crucial aspect of preserving and celebrating its architectural past. Heritage incorporation is an area of growing importance. Urban planning strategies

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|General, All, Design, Architecture|

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

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

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|All, Design, Uncategorized|

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

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|All, Company News, 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

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|All, Design, Architecture|

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|All, Architecture|

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

1503, 2023

Staff Ski Day & Vancouver Aquarium

March 15th, 2023|All, Company News|

We were lucky to get out of the studio last Friday and enjoy some local tourism! The snow-savvy half of the team spent the day sliding down Grouse Mountain, enjoying lunch at the lodge and finally seeing the beautiful view in the afternoon when the clouds lifted and the city came into view! Footwear included skis, snowboards and snowshoes for those that felt like

2802, 2023

2346 West 4th Ave in for Development Permit

February 28th, 2023|All, Architecture|

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

1602, 2023

Waffle Wednesdays are Back

February 16th, 2023|All, Company News|

Warning: this post includes "fluffy" content. A longtime tradition at Proscenium has made its way back into the weekly calendar... Waffle Wednesdays! This month we debuted the new PAI waffle maker to surprisingly delicious results. Special thanks to Pouian for getting us back on the waffle train. Proscenium... getting through the week one waffle at a time!  

302, 2023

T3 Mount Pleasant mentioned in DesignBoom Magazine

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

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

2401, 2023

Day One of Demo at Volvo Richmond

January 24th, 2023|All, Company News|

The start of something exciting! Demolition is underway at our project site in Richmond, BC. We are working with Dilawri Group to design the first Volvo dealership in North America to express their re-branding. The project will also be LEED certified. In consultation with brand designers and Volvo’s corporate guide, Proscenium is devising a facility that communicates their latest corporate image. The renovated commercial/retail facility

1601, 2023

PAI Highlight: Designing Offices for the Future

January 16th, 2023|All, Design|

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

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