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Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia (1961-1965)

Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia (1961-1965)

Part of

People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Ian R. Maclennan (executive architect)
  • Harold N. Semmens (associated architect)
  • Underwood McKinley Cameron (architect)

Title

Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia (1961-1965)

Dates of creation

1961-1965

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 14 drawings (including 12 reprographic copies)
  • 8 photographic materials
  • 2 textual documents

Scope and Content

This project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing Project, a housing development located on the eastern edge of Vancouver. Oberlander worked on this project between 1961 and 1965. The architectural firm in charge of the project was Underwood, McKinley, Cameron, Wilson & Smith Architects. The project was comprised of an eight-storey apartment tower and twenty-seven three-storey maisonettes. Oberlander was in charge of the landscape design for the twelve-acre site. The project initially included the construction of a roadway cutting the site in two, but was never built due to protests from the community. Oberlander's landscape plan included a design for an outdoor terrace and garden areas for the maisonnettes, a community garden and numerous recreational and social spaces. She also designed play scultpures for small children.

The project series contains design development drawings, including landscape plans and planting plans, working drawings, including a site plan and planting plans, a specifications addendum, an invitation to the official inauguration of the project, and photographs, which are mostly of the construction site.

Source:

Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1961.PR01

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.001
    • Title: Specification addendum and photographs, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1963
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Skeena Street".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document
    • 1 contact sheet

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-014-023

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.002
    • Title: Design development drawings and working drawings, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1961-1962
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 46 x 57 cm sheet (largest): 74.5x 102 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-058-001

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.003
    • Title: Working drawings, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1962
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 99 x 112 cm sheet (largest): 84 x 174 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-013-002

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.004
    • Title: Working drawing, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1961
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.005
    • Title: Invitation to inauguration and site construction photographs, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1962-1963
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 photographs
    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-005

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1961.PR01.006
    • Title: Specifications and plant list, Skeena Terrace Low Rent Housing, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1962
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-006

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