Museum of Anthropology Renewal, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (2004-2007)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

Museum of Anthropology Renewal, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (2004-2007)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.2 l.m. of textual records
    223 drawings (including 201 reprographic copies)
    66 photographic material
    62 digital files (178 MB)
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's work for the renewal of the Museum of Anthropology, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. This project series concerns work on the Museum grounds starting from 2005 to the early 2010s. It includes restorations work and consultations for maintenance of the grounds, various additions, including the addition of a plaza and a turnaround (also identified as a bus loop in the fonds documents) or modifications for events held on site. It also includes the installation of the Yosef Wosk Reflecting Pool, a permanent reflecting pond in 2009-2010. The pond was initially included in Oberlander original landscape design of 1975. It has since been temporarly filled in three occasions. The permanent pond was officially opened in 2010.

The project series contains predominantly working drawings, such as site plans, landscape plans, planting plans, irrigation plans, and grading plans, and a few design development drawings, such as sketches, studies and details, including for the bus loop and the new plaza. The drawings for this project aslo includes sets of plans of the building used as reference. The project is also documented through textual records, including correspondence with clients, consultants and contractors, meetings notes and minutes, specifications, schematic design report and documentation. The project series also contains photographs, including digital photographs of the interior and exterior of the Museum and of the lanscaping.

Source: Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages.
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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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Related units of description:
  • See also AP075.S1.1975.PR01 for the initial project for the Museum of Anthropology and AP075.S1.1992.PR01for restoration of grounds project.

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