About Studio96

When you combine a gorgeous historic building with a team of talented people, propelled by a vision of inspiration…

...Magic Happens!

Studio96 – formerly St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – was a historic landmark on 96 Street, also called „Church Street“. As the building was ordered to be demolished, Architects Ernst von Meijenfeldt and Eugene Silva had a flash of inspiration. They gathered resources and purchased the object, not knowing exactly what lays ahead. Soon they began renovations, applying their creative flair for design.

Founders of E3 Architecture, the partners moved their firm’s office into the church. Then, the event planner Diana Harrison entered the scene. Together, the trio transformed Studio96 into what it is today – a magical and inspiring venue in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

Studio96 is proud to contribute to the revitalization of the McCauley district. Rather than tearing down a historical structure, resources were joined with creative vision to bring more vibrancy to this culturally diverse neighborhood. Now the old and new walk hand in hand – with a historically structured building turned into a modern event space.

Our Team

Sylvia van Loveren

Studio96 Manager & Bookkeeper

Sylvia van Loveren

Sylvia van Loveren has a long history in the realms of office management, administration, event coordination & planning. She has been part of Studio96 since its inception. Sylvia works behind-the-scenes as manager, administrator and company bookkeeper, applying her impeccable attention to detail in supporting your special event.

You may also see Sylvia hosting some of Studio96’s events, shining her warmth and positive energy to each person she welcomes. Sylvia has a fine attention to detail, and will assist in taking care of the practical steps while hosting your perfect event.

Lore Bellmann

Studio96 Event Coordinator

Lore Bellmann

Lore Bellmann is the newest member in the team of Studio96. After organizing a number of concerts and workshops in her hometown Rostock (Germany) she has now found her way to planning weddings, concerts and other events here in Studio96.

Her thoughtful way to handle any upcoming requests as well as her clear and quick communication will make your event planning smooth and enjoyable. And if you ever need a musical performance – as a trained soprano Lore will be happy to give you a recital to contribute to a magical happening.