Office administration

Office administration

Part of


  • Erickson/Massey Architects (creator)
  • Arthur Erickson Architects (creator)
  • Arthur Erickson (creator)
  • Francisco Kripacz (creator)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)


Office administration

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • approx. 80,225 drawings
  • approx. 58 910slides
  • 150,88 l.m. of textual records
  • approx. 640 computer disks
  • 164 panels
  • 165 artefacts
  • 7 boxes of building materials
  • 69 audiotapes
  • 53 models
  • 6 videotapes

Scope and Content

Series consists of office administration records produced by Erickson / Massey Architects (Vancouver and Toronto, 1963-1972), and Arthur Erickson Architects (Vancouver, Tornoto, and Los Angleles, 1972-1991). The series documents the administration and activities of the Erickson / Massey and Arthur Erickson offices, their public relations and marketing activities, their collaborations with consultants or other firms or design companies, including Francisco Imported Furniture Limited. It contains primarly correspondance, including with suppliers and consultants, clippings, photographs, and promotional material on the firms and their projects, records on offices staff, payrolls and budgets. It also contains reference material and documentation used by the offices, such as press clippings, promotional material and photographs of other architectural firms and their projects, trades and suppliers' catalogues, laws and regulations for construction or urban planning.

Reference Number



Series is divided in four sub-series. The first two sub-series contains office administration records from Erickson Vancouver and Los Angeles' offices (AP022.S3.SS1) and Erickson's Toronto's offices (AP022.S3.SS2). The material was arranged this way by the creator and has been kept in its original order.

The rest of the material in this series, divided in the two remaining series "Public relations, marketing and collaborations" (AP022.S3.SS3) and "Office reference and documentation", was arranged during processing.


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