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Professional work in Canada

Professional work in Canada

Part of

People

  • Victor Prus (creator)
  • Victor Prus (archive creator)

Title

Professional work in Canada

Dates of creation

1952-1993

Level of archival description

Series 2

Extent and Medium

  • 6172 drawings
  • 6.17 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.26 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 150 panels
  • 51 books
  • 35 serials
  • 10 rolls
  • 7 models
  • 7 paintings
  • 3 artefacts
  • 2 collages
  • 2 portfolios
  • 2 maps

Scope and Content

Series documents Victor Prus's projects, including his early work when he arrived in Canada, in 1952, and his projects dating from the time that he created his own pratice in Montréal in 1954 to the mid 1990s. Material includes competition entries, built and unbuilt projects and conceptual projects. The series contains commissions from the early 1950s, such as single-family residences for individual clients or friends, housing design competitions and building design competitions, including unrealized projects. The majority of the documents in the series are related to his major projects such as the Centre commercial Rockland (1960), the Mont-Royal and Bonaventure Metro Stations (1966), the Expo'67 Stadium (1967), St. Augustine's Church and James Lyng High School (1968), the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial (1969), Brudenell River Recreational Park (1970), the Langelier Metro Station (1971), the Grand Théâtre de Québec (1971) and the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (1983). The series also documents Victor Prus's activities as visiting professor or professor at the École d'architecture de Québec or at McGill University as well as his lectures. Promotional documents from Victor Prus and Associates are also included in the series.

The series contains conceptual, design development, working and presentation drawings, presentation panels (particularly for competitions), study and presentation models and photographs. A significant amount of textual records related to most of his projects are included. The series also contains publications, such as issues of periodicals, and index cards and microfiches listing some of Prus's architectural projects.

Reference Number

AP163.S2

Language of material

Documents are in English and in French. A few documents are in German or in Polish.

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