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Arthur Erickson fonds
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Arthur Erickson fonds

  • CA CAC 57
  • Fonds
  • between approximately 1946 and 1987

The fonds consists chiefly of architectural drawings, photographs, reports, and other records relating to Erickson's architectural projects in the Middle East. Beginning in 1975, Erickson undertook some forty projects in the Middle East, most of them large-scale public projects. He created masterplans and designed universities, museums, office buildings, residential complexes and diplomatic compounds in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria, among others. Some were built, others remained at a competition and project stage. Architectural drawings from Erickson's work as a professional architect date from 1976 to 1986 and include 1,468 multimedia drawings. In these are found drawings for over a dozen Middle East competitions and projects such as designs for the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia (1983), King Faisal Air Force Academy and Mosque in Al Kharj (1980) and the Etisalat Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (1986). An additional seventeen drawings were created before 1950 and include nine drawings for an office building and eight drawings for an arts centre for Vancouver. These executed while a student at the McGill School of Architecture. The fonds also contains 102 photographs and 26 slides also dating between 1976 and 1986 as well as 4 three-dimensional scale models. These models are for the Islamic University of Madinah (1983), the Abu Nuwas Conservation and Development Project (1976), Sancst Science Halls (1981) and Etisalat Headquarters (1986). The fonds also contain competition submissions and project development documentation (1976-1987), bound in 43 volumes. Nine copies of three published books also included contain surveys of Erickson's work and career. The fonds also contains Erickson's correspondence and other papers.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1976-1986, 1468 dessins multimédias." Comprend notamment des dessins de plus d'une douzaine de concours et de projets moyen-orientaux comme le plan de l'Université islamique de Madinah, Arabie Saoudite (1983), l'Académie de l'armée de l'air du Roi Faiçal et la mosquée d'Al Kharj (1980) ainsi que les quartiers généraux d'Etisalat à Abu Dhabi, Émirats arabes unis (1986).
"Photographies, 1976-1986, 102 photographies et 26 diapositives."
"Objets tridimensionnels, 1976-1986, 4 articles." Quatre projets sont documentés par des maquettes tridimensionnelles : l'Université islamique de Madinah (1983), le Projet de conservation et de développement dAbu Nuwas (1976), les Sancst Science Halls (1981) et les quartiers généraux d'Etisalat (1986).
"Publications professionnelles, 1976-1987, 43 volumes reliés." Notamment des soumissions à des concours et de la documentation portant sur divers projets.
"Documents biographiques, 1975-1986, 9 copies de 3 ouvrages publiés." Ces volumes contiennent des études du travail d'Erickson.
"Correspondance et autres documents." En cours de dépouillement.

Erickson, Arthur, 1924-2009