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.
Title: Interview of Eva Hollo Vecsei about Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Québec
Dates of creation: 2014
Form: born digital
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Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)
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.
One video file contains approximately 25 minutes of an interview with Eva Vescei on June 26, 2012 and used in the film "The Spirit of it... tout était possible !" Other video files, likely containing the rest of the interview, are empty and cannot be watched.
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10 digital files (1023 MB)
Video files will open using VLC Media Player on a Windows computer.
Eva H. Vecsei collection
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don d'Eva Vecsei/
Gift of Eva Vecsei
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.