Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems

With an introduction by Melanie O’Brian
Publication, April 2022

First volume of the Building Arguments series conceived and co-published with Concordia University Press, Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems presents a selection of writings by an architect advocating for interdisciplinarity in his approaches to education and methods for sharing knowledge. The writings selected outline the evolution of Erickson’s thinking, starting with his vision for the development of the Simon Fraser University campus, his considerations of the evolution of the campus decades later, and his vision on the evolution of education.

Nuances to Erickson’s thinking are brought to light in an introduction by Melanie O’Brian, who discusses his approach to learning spaces by drawing parallels with the experience of campus users following the university expansion and increased specialization among disciplines.

With an introduction by Melanie O’Brian
Graphic design by Sean Yendrys
Co-published with Concordia University Press
11 x 17.5 cm, 88 pages

Building Arguments is a series of short pamphlets presenting a voice of Canadian architects on the built environment. Introduced by contemporary scholars or practitioners, the series deploy the CCA’s rich and deep holdings of mid- to late twentieth-century architectural archives and cast new light on Canadian architects’ contributions in the field of architecture writ large.

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