Fonds 44 - Cecil Scott Burgess

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Cecil Scott Burgess

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CA CAC 44

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(1870-1970)

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Born in Bombay, India, Cecil Scott Burgess (1870-1971) worked primarily in Edmonton, Alberta. He began his career as an associate architect in the Montreal firm of Nobbs and Hyde. In 1910 he taught at the School of Architecture of McGill University, moving to Edmonton in 1913 where he held the position of professor of architecture at the University of Alberta until his retirement. Burgess also worked as a consulting architect to the Alberta Government for administrative offices.

Né à Bombay (Inde), Cecil Scott Burgess (1870-1971) a surtout travaillé à Edmonton (Alberta). Il a commencé sa carrière à titre d'associé du cabinet montréalais de Nobbs et Hyde. En 19 10, il a enseigné à l'École d'architecture de l'Université McGill puis s'est installé à Edmonton en 1913 où il a été professeur d'architecture à l'Université de l'Alberta jusqu'à sa retraite. Burgess a aussi été architecte conseil pour le compte du gouvernement de l'Alberta.

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"Architectural Drawings, 1900-7, 17 drawings." Included are measured drawings of Italian architecture and measured drawings and sketches of architecture in Montreal. In addition, there are five drawings, primarily elevations, of the MacDonald Engineering Building of McGill University depicting the building after it was ruined by a fire on April 5, 1907. The MacDonald Engineering Building was designed by Andrew Thomas Taylor (1850-1937) and George William Hamilton Gordon (ca. 1854-1906) in 1893.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1900-1907, 17 dessins." Notamment des relevés d'architecture italienne et des relevés ainsi que des esquisses d'architecture montréalaise. On trouve en outre cinq dessins, surtout des élévations, du pavillon MacDonald de génie de l'Université McGill représentant l'immeuble après sa destruction par le feu le 5 avril 1907. Le pavillon MacDonald avait été dessiné par Andrew Thomas Taylor (1850-1937) et George William Hamilton Gordon (circa 1854-1906) en 1893.

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58

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