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Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect (1959-1971)

Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect (1959-1971)

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People

  • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)
  • Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise (architectural firm)
  • Eva Hollo Vecsei (architect)

Title

Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect (1959-1971)

Dates of creation

1959-2017

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • 23 photographic materials
  • 12 digital files (1.47 GB)
  • 6 drawings
  • 0.04 linear meters of textual records

Scope and Content

This series documents eight projects that Eva Hollo Vecsei worked on while at the firm Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect (Arcop). Vecsei worked for the firm from 1959 to 1971 and was made an associate in 1964. She was the designer in charge of several Massey Award winning projects such as: Saint Gerard Magella Church, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec (1960-1963); Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec (circa 1963-1969); Student Union building, McGill University, Montréal, Québec (1965); and the Life science building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1971).

This series includes documents related to the following projects: Tifereth Jerusalem Synagogue, Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec (circa 1959-1971); Saint Gerard Magella Church, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec (1960-1963); Centre civique Chomedey, Chomedey [now Laval], Québec (1962-1965); Place des Arts, Montréal, Québec (1963); Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec (circa 1963-1969); Student Union building, McGill University, Montréal, Québec (1965); and the Life science building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1971).

Collection material in this series was produced between 1959 and 2017. Documenting the series are photographs, presentation drawings, slides, publications, clippings, correspondence, and digital material (mainly photographs and versions of a filmed interview).

Records are predominantly related to Place Bonaventure, a large multi-functional complex comprised of exhibition and convention halls, an international trade centre, shopping concourses, offices, and a 400-room hotel with rooftop gardens. Mostly constructed of concrete, the building is connected to an underground pedestrian network and the Place Bonaventure metro station.

Reference Number

CD041.S1

Language of material

English, French

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.001
    • Title: Correspondence between the City of Montréal and Eva Hollo Vecsei about a documentary on Place Ville-Marie, Gare centrale, and Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 3 July 2014
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Arrangement:

    For the interview, see CD041.S1.002.

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    Folder Number:

    CD041-002-001

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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.002
    • Title: Film entitled "The Spirit of it… tout était possible !" about Ville-Marie, Gare Centrale, and Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 2017
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Description:

    File includes both a disk image and digital files carved from the disk image using the Sleuth Kit command line utility tsk_recover. Most common file formats: OLE2 Compound Document Format, Quicktime.

    Film realised in 2016, but DVD created in 2017.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 digital files (442 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Video files will open using VLC Media Player on a Windows computer.

    Arrangement:

    The original DVD was found with CD041.S1.001.

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    General note:

    • For an unknown reason, the date of each file was not preserved and was modified to reflect the processing date. The date in the description is based on the initial date before the modification.
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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.003
    • Title: Slides, photographs, publications, and clippings related to Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: circa 1967-1968
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 slides
    • 7 textual documents
    • 4 photographs

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    Folder Number:

    CD041-002-004

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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.004
    • Title: Interview of Eva Hollo Vecsei about Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec
    • Dates of creation: 2014
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Description:

    File includes both a disk image and digital files carved from the disk image using the Sleuth Kit command line utility tsk_recover. Most common file formats: Unidentified, DVD data file and backup data file, Video Object File (MPEG-2 subset), OLE2 Compound Document Format.

    Interview on June 26, 2012 and used in the film "The Spirit of it... tout était possible !"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 digital files (1023 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Video files will open using VLC Media Player on a Windows computer.

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    General note:

    • For an unknown reason, the date of each file was not preserved and was modified to reflect the processing date. The date in the description is based on the initial date before the modification.
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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.005
    • Title: Photographs and presentation drawings from various projects by the firm Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect
    • Dates of creation: circa 1959-1971
    • Form: drawings, textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Description:

    - Life Science building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia;
    - Student Union building, McGill University, Montréal, Québec;
    - Place des Arts, Montréal, Québec;
    - Centre civique Chomedey, Laval, Québec;
    - St. Gerard Magella Church, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs
    • 3 drawings (reproduction)
    • 2 textual documents

    Arrangement:

    CD041.S1.005, CD041.S3.036, CD041.S4.002, CD041.S5.012, and CD041.S6.001 were originally part of the same folder.

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    Folder Number:

    CD041-002-006

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    • Reference Number: CD041.S1.006
    • Title: Presentation drawings and clippings from various projects by the firm Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architect
    • Dates of creation: circa 1959-1971
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)

    Description:

    - George’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Montréal, Québec;
    - St. Gerard Magella Church, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec;
    - Tifereth Jerusalem Synagogue, Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec;
    - Centre civique Chomedey, Laval, Québec;
    - Student Union building?, McGill University, Montréal, Québec.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings (reproduction)
    • 2 textual documents
    • 1 drawing

    Arrangement:

    CD041.S1.006, CD041.S3.037, and CD041.S4.003 were originally part of the same folder.

    Credit line:

    Eva H. Vecsei collection
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don d'Eva Vecsei/
    Gift of Eva Vecsei

    Folder Number:

    CD041-001-005 S

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