What do you get when you take a historic church on the verge of demolition an Event Planner and Two Architects? Studio96.
A magical and unique venue to create the event of your dreams.

Our Story

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

Where Magic Happens!

Studio96 was formerly the St Stephen’s Anglican Church, a historic landmark on Church Street. When the church was ordered to be demolished, Architects Ernst von Meijenfeldt and Eugene Silva had a flash of inspiration. They gathered resources and purchased the church, not knowing exactly what lay 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. But they knew there was something bigger waiting to happen….

Then, Diana Harrison entered the scene. Diana has a history in the service & event planning industry.  Together, the trio transformed Studio96 into what it is today: a magical and inspiring venue in the heart of downtown Edmonton… to create the event of your dreams.

Adding More Inspiration to Edmonton

Studio96 is proud to contribute to the revitalization of the McCauley district. McCauley is a neighbourhood burgeoning with potential. Rather than taking a historic structure and tearing it down, resources were joined with creative vision to bring more vibrancy to this historic and culturally diverse neighbourhood.

It’s not always about getting rid of the old. Sometimes it’s about infusing the old with the new. Now the old and new walk hand in hand – with a historic structure turned into a contemporary and charming event space available for community rentals.

Beautifying the Community

Studio96_Mural3In Spring 2016, a touch more inspiration was added to the neighbourhood, with this gorgeous mural on the east window of Studio96.

The mural was designed by Darcy MacDonald and Tanya Klimp of Black Artifex. The city of Edmonton providing a 50% matching grant for this neighbourhood beautification project.

The McCauley Revitalization Team

The McCauley Revitalization is a community-led team, dedicated to bringing fresh vitality into this beautiful historic neighbourhood. The McCauley Revitalization team have been warmly welcoming and supportive of Studio 96 since our beginnings. We are proud to contribute to the growth and development of the McCauley district.

To learn more about them the McCauley Revitalization team visit:


Studio96 Where Magic Happens!

Our Team


Studio Event Coordinator

When Studio Event Coordinator Diana Harrison opens the door to welcome you into Studio96, you will immediately feel at home. Diana emanates a natural warmth that puts anyone at ease. Her bright smile is contagious, and her positive energy is magnetic.
Diana has a long-time history in the service and event planning industries. Her first job was as a hostess for one of Europe’s largest holiday resort chains, providing care and attention to make her guests feel at home. This then led to a position as a Flight Attendant on a private jet for one of Australia’s largest entertainment companies, attending to celebrities and esteemed individuals from all walks of life. Diana was well-known for making everyone’s experience seamless, enjoyable, and memorable. Diana was the driving force behind Studio96.

Diana is a great listener, making it easy for clients to discuss their ideas and wishes, fleshing out event visions and themes. While you are speaking – you can be assured that Diana’s mind is stirring with her keen sense of creative vision and fine attention to detail. She loves to go that extra mile for her clients, and believes that attention to small details makes a huge difference.  Diana is well-seasoned in working with all budgets, and can make the most of yours, by creating beautiful, elegant spaces and atmospheres. Part of the charm of hosting an event at Studio96 is knowing you are in good hands with Diana, throughout the entire planning process, to the spectacular end result.

Architects Ernst von Meijenfeldt and Eugene Silva are the Founders and Visionaries behind Studio96. They are working partners and Founders of the firm E3 Architecture www.e3architecture.com. Combined, Ernst and Eugene have over 55 years experience on a wide portfolio of projects in Europe, the USA, and Canada. Some of their local works include: the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, the Oasis Conference Centre, Country Side Golf Club in Sherwood Park, and many residential homes and estates. Their professional expertise in design coupled with their inspired vision is the driving force behind Studio 96.

Ernst von Meijenfeldt


Eugene Silva


Sylvia van Loveren

Administrator & Bookkeeper

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 administrator and companies 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.

A Little More on Us

From the Edmonton Journal