Dr. Norman Keevil Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1986-1989)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
35 drawings (including 25 reprographic copies)
0.02 l.m. of textual records
11 photographic material
Scope and Content
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for Dr. Norman Keevil Residence (also known as The Hollies), located on Crescent street, at the corner of Hudson Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Oberlander worked on this project from 1984-1989 with architect Arthur Erickson. While Erickson was in charge of additions and restorations to classical revival house built in 1914, Oberlander was responsable of the restoration of the historic garden. The project also included the addition of a tennis court, and planters along the house.
The project series also documents addition made to the residence in 2003 by Nick Milkovich Architect and Arthur Erickson as design consultant. Oberlander also worked on new planing for this project. The additions included a new roof deck for the music room and a new covered patio behing the music room. Oberlander landscape work consisted in addition new planting in the area surronding the music room.
The project series contains photographs of the garden, specifications, correspondence with clients and consultants, some notes by Oberlander, press articles on the project and proposal for the building restoration by Arthur Erickson architects. The project series also comprises sketches, design development drawings, such as planting plans, and working drawings, including planting plans, irrigation plans and landscape plans. The project series also includes photographs of the other residence of the Keevils on Drummond Street, Vancouver, for which Oberlander also did the landscaping.
Documents related to the 2003 additions includes planting sketches and design development drawings, including planting plans, site plans, and elevations of the residence showing the landscape work.
Title: Photographs and specifications for Dr. Norman Keevil Residence (or The Hollies), Vancouver, British Columbia
Dates of creation: 1986-2003
Form: textual records, photographs
Catalogued items within this file 0
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
Selwyn Pullan (photographer)
Includes also a plant list from original folder entitled "Dr. Keevil / 1989 / KEEVIL RESIDENCE / 1988-1989". The groupe also contains documents related to the 2003 landscape renovations, including articles on the residence, correspondence, financial documents, concept notes, design developeemnt drawings and presentation drawings from the original folder entitled "THE HOLLIES / Keevil St. / 1987".
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Extent and Medium:
0.02 l.m. of textual records
3 contact sheets
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander