Vecsei Architects (1984-2005)
Part of:
  • Eva Hollo Vecsei (archive creator)
  • Vecsei Architectes (architectural firm)
  • Eva Hollo Vecsei (architect)
  • André Vecsei (architect)

Vecsei Architects (1984-2005)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 81 digital files (1,28 GB)
    34 photographic materials
    21 drawings
    6 graphic materials
    0.07 linear meters of textual records
Scope and content:
This series documents nine projects by the firm Vecsei Architects. In 1984, Eva Hollo Vecsei and André Vecsei opened a joint practice, Vecsei Architects. Both architects retired in 2005.

Together they worked on several major planning studies, such as Les Hautières du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec (circa 1983-1988) and the Genome Centre and the Lorne M. Trottier Building, Montréal (1999-2000), documented in this series. Les Hautières du Mont-Royal was a residential complex adjacent to Montréal's Golden Square Mile, on Cedar Avenue. The project consisted of nine staggering buildings (29 villas) around a landscaped European-style courtyard on a sloping site facing Mount Royal while also preserving a turn of the century landmark situated within the Mount Royal Heritage Site . The project is also known as "Projet Cours Cedar".

Through the Genome Centre, McGill University sought to fill a need for a modern and cross-disciplinary research space in genomics and proteomics. Vecsei Architects submitted a joint proposal with Dupuis, Le Tourneaux, architects, and NFOE et associés architectes. Ultimately, KPMB Architects and Fichten Soiferman et Associés, Architectes' proposal was chosen and built. The Lorne M. Trottier Building is a building for popular electrical engineering, computer science and telecommunications programs at McGill University. Vecsei Architects submitted a joint proposal for this project with Julian Jacobs Architectes and Architectes Lemay et associés. Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes and Marosi Troy's proposal was chosen and built.

Also documented in this series are the following projects: Elementary school for College Marie de France, Montréal, Québec (circa 1984-1986); High-rise office tower, underground commercial centre tied to Montréal’s underground mall and subway network, Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal, Québec (circa 1987-1988); Seniors condominium, Manoir Montefiore, Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec (1988); Ark and artworks for the Beth Zion Synagogue, Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec (1989); Municipal library, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec (circa 1990), Cultural Centre and extension of sport centre, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec (circa 2001-2003); Renovation and new elevation for Schneider house, Montréal, Québec (2002).

Collection material in this series was produced between 1983 and 2006. Documents include architectural records, such as presentation, conceptual, and design development drawings, and as well as photographs of facades and interior views. This series also includes digital material (mainly photographs), and a few project proposals and publications. The level of documentation varies greatly from project to project, from a single presentation drawing to complete project proposal.
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Language of material:
  • English
  • French

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