Discovery Parks, Simon Fraser University Site, Burnaby, British Columbia (1979-1984)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

Discovery Parks, Simon Fraser University Site, Burnaby, British Columbia (1979-1984)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.06 l.m. of textual records
    22 reprographic copies
    10 photographic material
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the Discovery Parks' site on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, British Columbia. Created in 1979, Discovery Parks is an organization with the mission to accomodate scientific and technological research activities by building and renting research installations. Initially founded by the provincial government, Discovery Park became self-governning and independant in 1990. Oberlander worked on this project from 1979-1984 with Russell Vandiver Architects. The project consisted in creating three research building north of University Drive, in the Naheeto Park, with landscaped recreational areas between each buildings. The project was later reduce to one research building located at the corner of Nelson Way and University Drive, on the far east end of the initial site. Oberlander's landscape design consisted in trees planting along the street, the parking lot and the driveway, and creating a recreational area for staff and students.

The project series contains textual records, including research, Oberlander's concept notes, project proposals, correspondence with architect and clients, specifications, and financial documents. The project series also comprises photographs and working drawings, such as proposed sites plans, site plans, grading plans, planting plans and landscape plans.
Reference number:



Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Related units of description:
  • See also documents related to two others projects Discory Parks' sites of Oberlander in the same years: - AP075.S1.1979.PR04 for the British Columbia Institure of Technology site. - AP075.S1.1979.PR06 for the University of British Columbia site.

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