Building in the North & Mackenzie Pipeline
Part of:
  • Van Ginkel Associates Ltd. (creator)
  • Gulf Oil Canada Limited (client)
  • Imperial Oil Limited (client)
  • Shell Canada Limited (client)
  • Canadian Arctic Gas Study Limited (client)
  • Van Ginkel Associates Ltd. (archive creator)

Building in the North & Mackenzie Pipeline



Level of archival description:
File 68
Extent and medium:
  • 70 textual files
    Because of an important amount of drawings and reprographic copies, no collation was done in 1 out of 8 folders:
    208 drawings (at least)
    8 reprographic copies (at least)
    1 photograph
Scope and content:
Building in the North: A study of responses to the northern environment and of building experiences in northern climates. The study was published in two volumes: Building in the North, a study of building conditions and responses; and Building in the North II, a compendium of experiences in construction buildings and communities in the North.
Mackenzie Pipeline: A study of the impact of a proposed pipeline from the Arctic up the Mackenzie River valley on the people and communities of the Mackenzie region. The commission included environmental, social, economic, construction and logistical considerations.
An "Atlas of the Communities of the Mackenzie" was prepared and published by van Ginkel Associates and distributed to all communities and groups in the western Northwest Territories at an early stage of the study. The final published report is titled "Communities of the Mackenzie".
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Materials in this project series were likely arranged by material type when they were first processed at the CCA. Textual records were likely kept in their original order.

Northwest Territories Canada

  • urban planning

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