Jarvis Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1988-1992)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Ronald James Thom (architect)
  • Richard C. Mann (architect)
  • Joseph B. Jarvis (client)
  • Thompson, Berwick, Pratt & Partners (architectural firm)

Jarvis Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1988-1992)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records
    48 drawings (including 37 reprographic copies)
    8 photographic material
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelie Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the Jarvis Residence on Hudson Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. Oberlander worked on the initial landscape project from 1964-1966, and later on renovations of the garden in 1988-1989. The residence was designed by architect Ron Thom, from Thompson Berwick & Pratt Architects and was completed in 1964. The project consisted in creating well sunlit circular wooden deck where the family could gather, especially for breakfast in the morning, with sun-loving vegetation. The garden also integrated elements from Japanese traditional gardens, brought back by the owners of the house after a trip in Japan, including stepping-stones that were arranged to create a path from the house and the beginning of a woodland walk.

Project series contains design development drawings, including landscape plans, planting plans and layout plans, and also working drawing, including irragation plans. The project series also comprises photographs of the residence and the garden, and textual records, such as specifications, correspondence with architects and clients, Oberlander's concept notes, and plant lists.
Reference number:



Vancouver British Columbia Canada


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