Fonds 41.04 - John Bland

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John Bland

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CA CAC 41.04

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  • 1949-1965 (Creation)
    Bland, John, 1911-2002

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6 drawings
.5 cm of textual records

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Born in Lachine, Quebec, John Bland studied architecture at McGill University where he received a B.Arch. in 1933 and planning in London at the Architectural Association School, earning a Diploma in Planning in 1937. Upon graduation, Bland worked in London for the Planning Department of the London County Council and in 1938 he travelled throughout Europe. In partnership with Harold Spence-Sales, Bland designed a number of commercial and public buildings in England as well as prepared planning reports. Bland returned to Canada in the late 1930s and began his long association with the School of Architecture at McGill University: he served as the Director of the School of Architecture from 1941 until 1972 and became Emeritus Professor of Architecture in 1979. During this time he was also actively involved in the design of numerous architectural and planning projects in partnership with Vincent Rother, Charles Elliott Trudeau, Roy E. LeMoyne, Gordon Edwards, Michel Lacroix and Anthony Shine. The holdings of the CAC reflect Bland's dual career as educator and architect. John Bland was responsible for assembling the materials which now form the archives of the CAC.

For further information, see the Blackader-Lauterman Library publication, John Bland at Eighty: a Tribute. Montreal: Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, and School of Architecture, McGill University, 1991.

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The materials were donated to the CAC by John Bland.

Le matériel a été remis à la CAC par John Bland.

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Fonds consists of 6 architectural drawings (1949-1965) representing two projects: alterations to a house in Montreal for A. Bronfman on Belvedere Road and a plan for the Galerie d'art, Cite du Havre in Montreal, for the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition. Bland served as a consulting architect on this project which was designed by the firm of Gauthier and Guité and Gilles Côté. Fonds also contains an Ontario Association of Architects membership certificate for Bland.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1949-1965, 6 dessins." Deux projets sont représentés par des dessins les modifications apportées à une maison à Montréal pour A. Bronfman, chemin du Belvédère, et le plan d'une galerie d'art à la Cité du havre de Montréal réalisée pour le compte de la Société Radio-Canada pour l'Exposition mondiale de 1967. Bland a été architecte-conseil pour ce projet qui a été réalisé par le cabinet Gauthier et Guité et par Gilles Côté.
"Documents professionnels, s.d., 0,5 cm" Le fonds contient le certificat d'adhésion de Bland à l'Ordre des architectes de l'Ontario.

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John Bland and Students, CAC 41.01;
John Bland - Slides, CAC 41.011;
John Bland - Maps, CAC 41.02;
John Bland - Dossier, CAC 41.03;
Vincent Rother Architects, CAC 41.05;
Bland, Rother and Trudeau, CAC 41.06;
Bland, LeMoyne and Edwards, CAC 41.08;
Bland, LeMoyne, Edwards, Shine, CAC 41.09;
Bland, LeMoyne, Shine, CAC 41.10;
Bland, LeMoyne, Shine, Lacroix, CAC 41. 11; John Bland Digital Archive


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