Professional Records
Part of:
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Professional Records


1953-2002 (predominant 1963-1999)

Level of archival description:
Series 2
Extent and medium:
  • ca. 80,225 drawings
    ca. 49,060 slides
    ca. 7,655 mixed photographic materials
    ca. 2195 photographs
    141.42 linear metres of textual records
    9.46 linear metres of textual records
    164 panels
    165 objects
    7 boxes of building materials
    53 models
    ca. 640 computer disks
    69 audiotapes
    6 videotapes
Scope and content:
Series consists of two Sub-Series of office records and project records produced by Erickson / Massey Architects (Vancouver and Toronto, 1963-1972), and Arthur Erickson Architects (Vancouver, Tornoto, and Los Angleles, 1972-1991), as well as work done by Arthur Erickson while working as a consultant for various firms in Vancouver from 1991-2002. The Office Records document the administration and activities of the Erickson / Massey and Arthur Erickson offices, primarily with textual records, but also include other material such as drawings, photographic material and models. The Architectural Projects sub-series is comprised of a large portion of the firms' built and un-built projects, principally in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia and Japan. These projects are represented with design and working drawings, photographic material, models, textual documents, and some panels and objects. There are many original conceptual and design sketches by Arthur Erickson as well as documents relating to his awards and professional acativities.
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