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California Plaza Competition and Master Plan

California Plaza Competition and Master Plan

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People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Toronto (architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Los Angeles (architectural firm)
  • Kamnitzer Cotton Vreeland (associated architectural firm)
  • Gruen Associates (associated architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

California Plaza Competition and Master Plan

Dates of creation

1979-1980

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • ca. 1120 slides
  • ca. 150 drawings
  • 0.1 l.m. of textual records
  • 3 models
  • 0.05 l.m. of photographic material
  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

File documents the California Plaza competition to redevelop 11.2 acres of the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, and the first and second Master Plans, Los Angeles, California.

File contains design development drawings, presentation drawings, slides compostite photograph, and models.

Reference Number

AP022.S1.1979.PR07

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82112
    • Title: Disposition map, Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project
    • Dates of creation: April 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Colour photomechanical print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21.6 x 27.9 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.1

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82114
    • Title: California Plaza Competition - perspective from southwest
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Rendering by Michael McCann (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 55.88 x 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82115
    • Title: California Plaza Competition - perspective of Angel’s Flight and Central Plaza
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Rendering by Michael McCann (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawing

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 58.42 x 43.82 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82116
    • Title: California Plaza Competition - perspective of Central Plaza with performance area
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Rendering by Michael McCann (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 55.88 x 43.82 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82117
    • Title: Original master plan for Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    original master plan for Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project, showing composite of model and bird's-eye view of Bunker Hill district

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Photograph on sepia print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 83.8 x 121.9 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.8

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82118
    • Title: Advanced model of site and buildings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 models

    Technique and media:

    Cardboard and paper

    Dimensions:

    model: 91 x 183 x 109 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.9

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82124
    • Title: Revised schematic design drawing - Illustrative plan 385
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline print on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.20

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82125
    • Title: Revised schematic design drawing - plaza plan, level 385
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline print on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.21

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82126
    • Title: Revised schematic design drawing - plan, level 370
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline print on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.22

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    • Reference Number: ARCH82127
    • Title: Revised schematic design drawing - plan, level 401
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline print on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    15.23

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254657
    • Title: Pieces of California Plaza original competition model
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 models

    Technique and media:

    Plexiglas (tm) and wood

    Dimensions:

    box: 26 x 41 x 33 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH254658
    • Title: Pieces of California Plaza original competiton model
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 models

    Technique and media:

    Aluminum

    Dimensions:

    model: 23 x 33 x 18 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255165
    • Title: Correspondence and documentation files
    • Dates of creation: 1979
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence and documentation files - concerning Bunker Hill joint venture agreement; list of issues, considerations, and implicationgs of surrounding site; informational Development Offering, from the Community Redevelopment Agency.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255258
    • Title: Captions and labels, "ideagrams", texts, site and aera plans
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • -1 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Film on mylar, blacklilne prints, negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,04 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255275
    • Title: Perspectives of retail and public areas by Bob McIlhargey
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • -1 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255276
    • Title: Perspectives of retail and public areas
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bob McIlhargey (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink and coloured pencil on translucent paper and tracing paper, blackline print on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 61 x 49 cm sheet (largest): 71 x 58 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255501
    • Title: Gelley proofs for presentation documents
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints with colour

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 96,5 x 63,5 cm sheet (largest): 96,5 x 66 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255507
    • Title: Roll of galley proofs with corrections of a proposal for California Center
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257651
    • Title: Schematic design report
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 file

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257756
    • Title: Site plans
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper with photocopy overlay

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 62 x 106 cm sheet (largest): 108 x 111 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257760
    • Title: Site plans, floor plans, site elevations, details, perspectives
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper and on tracing paper, blackline prints, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 30.5 cm sheet (largest): 81 x 106.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258188
    • Title: Competition / presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Negatives

    Dimensions:

    negatives: 87 x 119 x 121 x 133 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258474
    • Title: California Centre - mock-up pages for proposal brochure
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260270
    • Title: Key plans, perspectives, sections, shop drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    Dry transfer on mylar, negatives, graphite on tracing paper

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260573
    • Title: Site elevations and sections, site plans, floor plans
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reverse sepia prints

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260600
    • Title: Survey plans ''B'' Permit drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 plans

    Technique and media:

    Sepia prints

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260614
    • Title: Competition drawings - plans, sections, axonometric site plan
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints on mylar, negatives

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274372
    • Title: Slides of diagrams (hand-drawn and computer generated), models, including details and site, renderings, presentation drawings, perspective drawings, Bunker Hill site photographs, illustrative master plan, Spiral Court and office tower photographs and construction photographs.
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1989
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1120 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1120 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Colour

    Physical Description:

    - Slides are in 3 ring binders.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274523
    • Title: File contains newspaper clippings, photocopies of articles and press releases primarily related Arthur Erickson Architects winning the design competition for the Bunker Hill redevelopment project.
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

    Folder Number:

    022-069-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276937
    • Title: Presentation document - proposal for Bunker Hill.
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947-2002
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual records

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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