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2208, 2022

Ballet BC Granville Island

August 22nd, 2022|

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

2908, 2018

BMO Theatre Centre

August 29th, 2018|

The BMO Theatre Centre is home to two of Vancouver's popular theatre companies, the Arts Club and Bard on the Beach. In 2016, Proscenium completed the design and renovation of an existing shell space (by GBL Architects) to establish a 250-seat theatre, rehearsal halls, costume shops, rehearsal spaces and offices for the two resident companies. The project

1308, 2017

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 13th, 2017|

Built in 1959 as part of an international design competition, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is home to Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC. Working closely with the facility’s staff and users, Proscenium Architecture + Interiors developed a long-range planning study for the 50-year old Queen Elizabeth Theatre in 1994. The study identified upgrades including the building systems, code

2709, 2017

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club Upper Level Renovation

September 27th, 2017|

Proscenium was commissioned by the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club in 2003 to conduct a Facilities Master Planning Study, outlining a route forward to renovate the existing clubhouse over a series of phased projects that would allow the club to remain operational. From 2005-2010, incremental renovations to the main and lower levels included the clay court,

1307, 2017

Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards

July 13th, 2017|

Proscenium worked with the City of North Vancouver to renovate the Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards into an adaptable and desirable community event space. On a tight budget and schedule, our team sought to bring out the best in the 1940’s Pipefitter’s Building by using white paint to focus attention on the heavy timber structure. Locating

2806, 2016

Christ Church Cathedral Exterior

June 28th, 2016|

Recipient of an AIBC Special Jury Award and a City of Vancouver Heritage Award, Proscenium has executed four phases of upgrades to the Christ Church Cathedral. The most recent renewal replaced the roof, improving weather protection and thermal performance while integrating acoustic upgrades and completing the seismic diaphragm—all the while protecting and preserving the building's important heritage

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,

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

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.

3010, 2013

Pumphouse Theatre Cultural Centre

October 30th, 2013|

In Partnership with Marshall Tittemore Architects As the cultural anchor for Calgary’s West Village, the Pumphouse Theatre Cultural Centre builds on the existing legacy of the theatre by creating a central hub for the local arts scene. The project team completed schematic design for the renovation and upgrade of the two existing theatres (the Joyce Doolittle Theatre

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

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