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Government of Canada Building, 1st proposal

Government of Canada Building, 1st proposal

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People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects (architectural firm)
  • Arthur Erickson (draughtsman)
  • Ron Love (draughtsman)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

Government of Canada Building, 1st proposal

Dates of creation

1971-1973

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • ca. 325 drawings
  • 8 panels
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records
  • 2 photographs

Scope and Content

File documents proposals for a government office building complex (not built), Block 56, Vancouver, British Columbia.

File contains design development drawings, photographs, presentation drawings, and textual documents.

Reference Number

AP022.S2.SS2.1971.D11

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260729
    • Title: Vancouver Complex Block 56, Federal Office Building design study
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    3 copies

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(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: ARCH261558
    • Title: Aerial views of Vancouver showing project site and Government of Canada Building
    • Dates of creation: [between 1971 and 1973]
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 43 x 53 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261562
    • Title: Perspectives
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 54 cm sheet (largest): 91 x 63 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261563
    • Title: Sketch plans, typical floor plan, work schedule
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on paper, diazotypes, photomechanical prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 36 x 78 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261564
    • Title: Exterior and interior perspective
    • Dates of creation: [between 1971 and 1973]
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on mylar

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 60 x 77 cm sheet (largest): 74 x 96 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261579
    • Title: Proposal for Cost & Time Consulting (Hanscomb Roy Associates), correspondence, memorandums, report on new HVAC system
    • Dates of creation: 1971-1972
    • 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: ARCH261649
    • Title: Floor plans, sections, urban design studies of Georgia Street, diagrams, alternative studies, and parking studies
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261650
    • Title: Floor plans, structural system plan and sections, alternative elevations
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Floor plans, structural system plan and sections, alternative elevations, mechanical/electrical systems, roof plan, calculations and diagrams.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper and paper, diazotypes with revisions in ink

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261862
    • Title: Furniture layouts for Federal Courts, Pacific Centre
    • 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:

    Blackline prints

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261863
    • Title: Site section, typical office floor plan, Georgia Street plan
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink and dry transfer on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 45 x 88 cm sheet (largest): 60 x 72 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261864
    • Title: Design development drawings - floor plans, parking plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Design development drawings - floor plans, parking plans, cost analysis diagrams, peak hour traffic study, aerial perspective showing tri-building complex as the Canadian flag.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper and translucent paper, photocopies, diazotypes

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261870
    • Title: Section, site plans, elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 53 x 61 cm sheet (largest): 35 x 87 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261871
    • Title: Conceptual perspectives of two different concepts for the Governement of Canada Building
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper, ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 33 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 87 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261872
    • Title: ''Scheme X'' - schematic level plans, perspective, section, service plans, traffic diagrams
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    31 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35 x 61 cm sheet (largest): 53 x 77 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261873
    • Title: Site plan, reproductions of interior and exterior perspective drawings by M. Lunan
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (draughtsman)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Site plan, reproductions of interior and exterior perspective drawings by M. Lunan (?) and of sketches by Arthur Erickson (site plans, sections), including prints of plans for Scheme X.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Dry transfer on paper, reduced blackline prints with dry transfer, diazotypes, photoprints, negatives

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261874
    • Title: Plaza plans showing landscaping, level plans
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes enhanced with coloured ink, reduced blackline prints, blackline prints

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261875
    • Title: Level plans (levels 0-5)
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 39 x 55 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261876
    • Title: Site plans, elevation studies, perspective, level plans (some marked ''obsolete''), including a perspective by Cheng
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    55 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 35 x 56 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH262063
    • Title: Street level plan, elevations, perspective of corner
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Street level plan, elevations, perspective of corner, floor plans, pie charts studying space, department interrelations, and population.

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, dry transfer on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 55 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261550
    • Title: Exterior perspective
    • Dates of creation: [between 1971 and 1973]
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 64 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261551
    • Title: Perspective showing entrance and skating rink
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 62 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261552
    • Title: Perspective view from food court to exterior
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 64 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261553
    • Title: Perspective of exterior detail with sculpture
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 63 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261554
    • Title: Interior perspective from food court looking to exterior
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on watercolour board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 86 x 56 x 0,3 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261555
    • Title: Exterior perspective showing street intersection in foreground
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on watercolour paper mounted on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 62 x 82 x 0,2 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261556
    • Title: Exterior perspective
    • Dates of creation: [1973]
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Ron Love (artist)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on watercolour board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 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: ARCH261557
    • Title: Interior and exterior perspectives
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Blackline prints enhanced with coloured ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 61 x 60 cm sheet (largest): 60 x 78 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261559
    • Title: Perspective of early scheme showing names of streets and surrounding buildings
    • Dates of creation: [between 1971 and 1973]
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and watercolour on illustration board

    Dimensions:

    panel: 40 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

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

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