After completing several studies for BC’s acclaimed contemporary ballet company in past years, Proscenium was thrilled to design their new home on Granville Island. Our interior design team worked closely with Ballet BC to reprogram and renovate the space at 1286 Cartwright St, formerly occupied by Arts Umbrella. Spacious and bright administration and dance rehearsal spaces are designed to serve the specific needs of the company for years to come.
The program for the project includes two large studios with a viewing area, an artist dressing room with change cabins, showers and vanity stations, and an accessible kitchen/green room/VIP lounge for artists, which will also be used for catering and events. Proscenium’s renovation scope also included an exterior refresh that added a rainscreen cladding system, insulation, windows and doors to bring the building up to code.