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112, 2014

Spire Professional Centre

December 1st, 2014|

This project entailed extensive renovations to an ageing three-storey commercial building.  New exterior cladding and windows deliver a modern west-coast look while retaining the existing structure.  Upgrades included replacement of the roof and structural improvements to the upper floor.  A refinished ground level includes a renovated lobby and the creation of flexible ground-level commercial spaces, while improving

2806, 2015

Jericho Tennis Club Pool & Deck

June 28th, 2015|

Proscenium’s renovation and expansion of the Jericho Tennis Club Pool and Deck area in 2017 was the first component of the Master Plan to be realized. The Master Plan, developed by our firm in 2012 in consultation with members and focus groups, encapsulated a long-term vision for the club, including an expanded fitness area, larger locker rooms,

2811, 2017

Escher

November 28th, 2017|

Proscenium served as the interior designer for this new 10-storey residential development in downtown Victoria.  Each of the modern suites have customizable interiors,  allowing for choice of one of the 3 colour schemes available in light, medium or dark tones.  The design was driven to provide the perfect balance between innovation and longevity, form and function.

2208, 2013

Simon Fraser University Mall Theatre + Meeting, Event and Conference Service

August 22nd, 2013|

In 2011 the School for the Contemporary Arts relocated to their new home in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. As a result, the University wanted to update the campus’s existing Mall Theatre to continue to serve local performing arts groups and expand its capabilities to include conference services. The newly renovated Mall Theatre reopened in the summer of 2012

1608, 2013

UBC Buchanan Buildings A & B

August 16th, 2013|

Part of the UBC Renew Program, the Buchanan Complex was selected for renewal rather than demolition to improve on space and energy efficiencies to meet academic requirements for the Faculty of Arts. Proscenium was invited to create flexible yet visually exciting spaces for student social use and study needs in both Buchanan A and B.

1608, 2013

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

August 16th, 2013|

In joint venture with CEI Architecture Planning and Interiors Part of an ambitious mixed-use redevelopment in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is the new home for Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. This multi-disciplinary facility for visual and performing arts represents a unique, flexible and highly accessible forum for learning that

1608, 2013

Christ Church Cathedral Interior

August 16th, 2013|

The program of restoration and renewal for this Class A heritage building was designed to extend the facility’s relevance to the larger community through a balance of secular and non-secular use of the space. The internal refurbishment of the Cathedral integrates modern elements with historic building fabric to increase the flexibility of the space and improve its

1608, 2013

Carnegie Community Centre

August 16th, 2013|

Considered the living room of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Carnegie has served its neighbourhood since opening in 1903. Renovations to this Class A heritage building are designed to balance energy objectives, heritage mandates, maintenance costs and long term operational needs. The scope of work includes upgrades to all windows, rehabilitation of the central marble staircase and new

1308, 2013

Vertigo Theatre

August 13th, 2013|

Located in base of Calgary Tower Centre, the new home of Vertigo Mystery Theatre transforms a former cinema complex into a live venue for the performing arts. The new facility includes a 350-seat proscenium theatre, 200-seat studio theatre, front-of-house gallery and lobby spaces, and back-of-house support spaces and workshop. RETURN

1308, 2013

Vancouver East Cultural Centre

August 13th, 2013|

Since its conversion to a performing arts facility in the early 1970s, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre has become a cultural landmark for both the neighbourhood of East Vancouver and the City. The rehabilitation program for the Cultch is committed to preserving the intimacy and atmosphere of the historic building, while expanding the complex to better serve

1308, 2013

The Orpheum

August 13th, 2013|

Recognized as one of North America’s finest concert halls and one of Canada’s most significant historic interiors, the Orpheum has remained a viable performing arts venue in Vancouver for nearly a century. Built in 1927 as a vaudeville theatre, the building was saved from demolition in the late 1970s and has become a Class A Heritage building.

1308, 2013

The Improv Centre

August 13th, 2013|

Located at the entrance to Granville Island overlooking Broker’s Bay, the new home for Vancouver’s Theatresports transforms a former yacht sales office into a cabaret style theatre. The program for the Improv Centre includes a performance stage, flexible seating for 180 audience members, and a bar and concession area. RETURN TO WORK

1308, 2013

Stanley Theatre

August 13th, 2013|

The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage opened in 1998 as the Arts Club Theatre Company’s flagship venue, transforming an abandoned movie theatre on South Granville into a fully functioning 650-seat performing arts venue. The design team worked within the parameters of the tight urban site to balance restoration of heritage elements with major interventions to the existing building

1308, 2013

Surrey Arts Centre

August 13th, 2013|

The redevelopment of the Surrey Arts Centre responded directly to the needs of a thriving arts and cultural community that had long outgrown its space. In 2001, Proscenium was retained to design a renovation and addition to the existing facility as recommended in the Functional Program Study (developed by Proscenium in 2000). The program included a 450-seat

1308, 2013

Evergreen Cultural Centre

August 13th, 2013|

Located in Coquitlam’s Town Centre, Evergreen Cultural Centre is a community cultural facility and focal point for the local arts and culture scene. Set against Lafarge Lake, the facility includes a 275-seat studio theatre, art gallery, visual arts teaching studios, rehearsal hall and retail spaces. Proscenium worked with the centre in 1996 to upgrade the facility and

1308, 2013

Arts Club Theatre Granville Island Stage

August 13th, 2013|

The new entry sequence for the Granville Island Stage places the Arts Club Theatre Company central to Granville Island’s hub of activity. Proscenium completed a redesign of the box office, lobby, canopy, washroom and administrative spaces based on recommendations from the Arts Club Theatre Facility Assessment Study completed in 2002. RETURN TO WORK

1208, 2013

Providence Health Care Head Office

August 12th, 2013|

The new Vancouver Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store is the tenth and latest of a family of distinct new stores across the country completed by MEC over the past 5 years. Located at the corner of 2nd and Quebec, the three-storey mass timber building embodies MEC's brand identity while acting as a gateway marker to the Olympic

1208, 2013

National Film Board Pacific and Yukon Centre

August 12th, 2013|

As the new Vancouver home for NFB, the Centre facilitates agency’s commitment to providing resources and a supportive environment for the local and national film and video community. Governed by strict acoustic, privacy and IT requirements, the facility includes open offices and meeting rooms, film editing suites, screening facilities and record storage.

1208, 2013

808 Nelson

August 12th, 2013|

Proscenium was retained to design the lobby and entrance renovations to this downtown office tower that has been a prominent feature of the Vancouver skyline since the early 1980's. Proscenium designed a new entrance canopy, new exterior finishes and new lobby finishes and furnishings in order to make public areas brighter and more inviting. The new entrance

1108, 2013

Perez-Chan Residence

August 11th, 2013|

The reconfiguration of both kitchen and dining areas in this Mount Pleasant home create an open-concept design suitable for casual dining and entertainment while maximizing storage and preparation space. RETURN TO WORK

1108, 2013

Pacific Palisades

August 11th, 2013|

Built in the 1960s, the iconic towers of the Pacific Palisades are a testament to the timelessness of the International style in Vancouver’s downtown core. Proscenium was retained by Austeville to lead the interior design for the conversion of this complex to rental suites, respecting its modernist roots while updating the interior for 21st century living.

1108, 2013

The Juliet

August 11th, 2013|

Proscenium led the interior design for this 14-storey urban development in downtown Victoria. The clean, modern aesthetic for the residential units features 3 finish schemes in light, medium and dark tones. RETURN TO WORK

1008, 2013

Mountain Equipment Co-op North Vancouver

August 10th, 2013|

The new home for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s North Vancouver retail store is a signature green building, marked by its distinctive saw-tooth roof, high energy efficiency program and innovative water management plan. The building and landscape design open up to the adjacent public park and river ecosystem, reinforcing our client’s commitment to environmental conservation, public education and outdoor

1008, 2013

Vancity

August 10th, 2013|

Located in the heart of the Main Street shopping corridor, the Vancity branch at 26th Avenue was in need of updating in terms of visibility, building envelope, and accessibility.  Proscenium used the re-cladding of the building as an opportunity to give Vancity a commercial presence at the corner while introducing a visually-appealing and sophisticated design language.

1008, 2013

Shine Auto Wash

August 10th, 2013|

Featuring the longest car wash tunnel in Western Canada, this state of the art, fully automated car wash facility translates the simple task of washing a car into a spectacle. Water used in the wash process is recycled in an underground reservoir to promote environmental consciousness and responsibility. To learn more about how the car wash works,

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