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Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia (2006)

Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia (2006)

Part of

People

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

Title

Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia (2006)

Dates of creation

2006-2007

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.06 l.m. of textual records
  • 112 drawings (including 102 reprographic copies)
  • 1 digital file (31 MB)

Scope and Content

Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the restauration of the Evergreen Building, a ten-story office tower on West Pender Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The building was previously known as the Laxton Building. The project consisted in renovations work to the building, design by architect Arthur Erickson in the 1980. Oberlander herself worked with Erickson at the time. After helping to save the building from demolition in the early 2000s, Oberlander worked as a landscape consultant for Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Co. in 2006-2007. She was consulted for the restoration of the landscaping at the street level and the replanting of the planted balconies she had created while working with Erickson. The building facade consisting in a stepped facade with alternance of zigzig floor plates and straight floor plates, Oberlander chose cascading plants for the zigzag floors and upright planting for the straight floors. "Since the plants were brought to the structure's edges, the geometries of the building were dramatically amplified." [1] The Evergreen Building received a heritage status in the mid-2000s.

This project series contains only materials related to the 2006-2007 renovations project. The project series comprises sketches, design development drawings, including site plans, plantings plans and landscape elevations, and buildings plans used as reference. The project series is also documented through corrsepondence, including correspondence with architects and contractors, specifications, plant lists, digital files of a presentation on the existing site condition, financial material, and research material for the project.

Source:

[1] Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages, p. 139.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.2006.PR01

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketches, site plan and planting plans, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Evergreen / DESIGN".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 11 reprographic copies
    • 10 drawings

    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:

    075-097-017

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.002
    • Title: Correspondence, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Evergreen / - Correspondence".

    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:

    075-097-018

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.003
    • Title: Specifications, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Derek Lovejoy + Partners".

    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:

    075-097-019

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.004
    • Title: Invoices, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Evergreen Invoices.".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 textual documents

    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:

    075-097-020

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.005
    • Title: Costs, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Evergreen Costs".

    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:

    075-097-021

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.006
    • Title: Specifications, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "Evergreen Specs".

    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:

    075-097-022

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.007
    • Title: Research, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2007
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "EVERGREEN - MISC".

    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:

    075-097-023

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.008
    • Title: Complete set of building plans showing planters, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1979-2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains also a full set of reference drawings for the first design of the building by Arthur Erickson from 1979 and a schedules of plan material from 1980.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 81 reprographic copies
    • 2 textual documents

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.4 x 43 cm sheet (largest): 30.5 x 46 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:

    075-003-006

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.009
    • Title: Complete set of building plans showing planters, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 2006
    • 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:

    • 10 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 63 x 92 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

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.2006.PR01.010
    • Title: Presentation on existing site condition, Evergreen Building restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (31 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Some extensions were originally mismatch. Used script to fix the extensions.

    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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