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MacMillan Bloedel Office Building

MacMillan Bloedel Office Building

Part of

People

  • Erickson/Massey Architects (architectural firm)
  • Francis Donaldson (associated architect)
  • MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. (client)
  • Francisco Kripacz (interior designer)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

MacMillan Bloedel Office Building

Dates of creation

1964-1975

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • ca. 250 drawings
  • 0.73 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.11 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an office building constructed with concrete load-bearing walls, consisting of two integrated towers connected by a central core (built 1965-1966). Documents also include plaza construction, landscaping, lobby and interiors (1967-1975), Georgia and Thurlow Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia.

File contains design development drawings, publication drawings, textual documents.

Reference Number

AP022.S2.SS2.1964.D2

Related units of description

  • A file contains 5 b/w photographs of interiors of the Macmillan Bloedel Building in ARCH255005, file no. 10. Also, 1 file of written data and 1 file containing 5 b/w photographs of interiors and an external view of the Macmillan Bloedel Building are in ARCH255007, Publicity 65008. More photo documentation of the building is in the series "Public Relations and Project Documentation" AP022.S2.SS1.D5. Photographs of office interiors are in the series Francisco Imported Furniture Ltd. AP022.S2.SS1.D9.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255356
    • Title: Bid forms - pre-bids for storewall units, desks, and partition walls; Basic Outline Specification - a list of drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1967
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    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: ARCH256956
    • Title: Furniture schedules for plaza and 25th floor, correspondence with designer (Francisco Kripacz)
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    furniture schedules for plaza and 25th floor, correspondence with designer (Francisco Kripacz), telexes, invoices, correspondence concerning furniture.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    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: ARCH257024
    • Title: Plaza connection, graphics, sketch, section
    • Dates of creation: 1971-1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    2 files - plaza connection, graphics, including sketch, section (coloured pencil on paper), Hy's & C.I.B.C precast concrete pylons, material list, Plaza sign, b/w photographs (model and presentation drawing) correspondence, notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 files

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.12 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257063
    • Title: 25th floor, parking garage, canvas awing / canopy, transmittals, design development drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1967-1973
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    14 files - 25th floor interiors and renovations, 25th floor estimate, parking garage sign, canvas awing / canopy, transmittals, design development drawings (grphite and coloured pencil on paper), diazotypes, correspondence, Lobby Eskimo Sculpture display, 26th floor office, Plaza landscaping, notes, interior requirements project, space allocation, b/w photographs and negatives

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 files

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.18 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257113
    • Title: Sketches, transmittals, miscellaneous information
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 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: ARCH257324
    • Title: Miscellaneous reports, elevators / lobbies
    • Dates of creation: 1964-1967
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 files

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.05 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257408
    • Title: Correspondence
    • Dates of creation: 1966-1967
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257661
    • Title: Plaza specifications, correspondence, construction schedule, contracts
    • Dates of creation: 1966-1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    28 files - plaza specifications, correspondence, construction schedule, contracts, reports, landscaping, data processing centre, consultants, interiors, inspections, fees, meetings, publicity, drawing lists

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 files

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.31 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257900
    • Title: Washroom details
    • Dates of creation: 1966
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 76 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    22-66000-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257901
    • Title: Lobby and mezzanine plans, mezzanine restaurant sections, building section
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1970
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite. ink and dry transfer on translucent paper, blackline prints on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 76 x 106 cm sheet (largest): 87 x 107 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    22-68010-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH259811
    • Title: Duct enclosure details, shop drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1966, 1969
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes, sepia prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 39 x 105 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH259964
    • Title: Storage wall and partitions details, floor plans, isometric of east end of building, core sections, photo contact sheets
    • Dates of creation: 1967-1968
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    storage wall and partitions details, floor plans, isometric of east end of building, core sections, photo contact sheets showing views of model, text on rooftop restaurant

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes, black-and-white photographs, typescript

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 70 x 103 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH259971
    • Title: Floor plans, facility charts, program notes and forms
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1969
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 56 x 86 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261534
    • Title: Correspondence concerning the proposed roof restoration
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 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: ARCH261535
    • Title: Sketch plan, calculations, floor plans, elevator and window washing plans
    • Dates of creation: 1967-1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper, diazotypes, reduced blackline prints on mylar, graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 90 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261536
    • Title: ''Preliminary studies'' presentation drawings - site plan, plaza level plan, west elevations, including a cover page
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 77 x 100 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261537
    • Title: Lobby and plaza details, graphic mock-up for west plaza, sign studies, recflected ceiling plan
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints with graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 87 x 55 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261538
    • Title: Landscaping plans, east plaza details and plan, lobby and mezzanine plan, plaza sign for Bank of Commerce
    • Dates of creation: 1970-1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Sepia prints, diazotypes with revisions in coloured pencil, graphite on paper

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261539
    • Title: Scheme A-D floor plans for 25th floor (1973), 26th floor plan, plans showing partitions, elevations
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper, sepia prints with graphite, blackline prints on mylar

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261565
    • Title: Early studies, front and end elevations studies, perspective studies of base and forecourt, details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    68 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35 x 12 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 96 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261566
    • Title: Elevation studies, perspectives, schematic elevations and sections with pros and cons
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    26 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints, diazotypes enhanced with coloured ink, diazotypes

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 69 x 90 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261832
    • Title: Landscape plans
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Credit line:

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

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