Fonds 41.05 - Vincent Rother Architects

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Vincent Rother Architects

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CA CAC 41.05

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  • 1949-1957 (Creation)
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    Vincent Rother Architects

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(1948-approximately 1954)

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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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"Architectural Drawings, 1949-57, 200 drawings." Nine projects are documented in the archives by drawings. The majority of the drawings are for the design of the Freedman (Camel) Co. Factory Building (1954-5) in Montreal, a proposal for a housing development for the town of St. Laurent, PQ (1952-4), an office building on Peel Street in Montreal (1950) and the Dorval Garden Apartment Building in Dorval, PQ (1949).
"Photographs, 1952-5, 3 photographs." Included are photographs of a proposed housing development for the town of St. Laurent and of the Brockville and Elizabethtown planning area in Ontario (1955).

"Dessins architecturaux, 1949-1957, 200 dessins." Neuf projets sont documentés par des dessins. Le plus grand nombre de ces dessins se rapporte aux plans de l'usine Freedman (Camel) Company de Montréal (1954-1955), à une proposition de projet domiciliaire pour la ville de Saint-Laurent (Québec) (1952-1954), à un immeuble à bureaux rue Peel à Montréal (1950) et à l'immeuble à appartements Dorval Garden à Dorval (Québec) (1949).
"Photographies, 1952-1955, 3 photos." Les photos se rapportent à la proposition de projet domiciliaire pour la ville de Saint-Laurent ainsi qu'au projet d'urbanisation de Brockville et d'Elizabethtown en Ontario (1955).

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  • English

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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;
John Bland, CAC 41.04;
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

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Before Vincent Jacob Rother (1912-59) joined in partnership with Charles Elliot Trudeau (b. 1922) and John Bland (b. 1911) in the early 1950s, he had his own independent practice. Rother was a McGill graduate in engineering (1930), then went on to earn a B.Sc. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1934). He first practiced architecture in the firm of Ross and MacDonald(1928-9, set CAC He left for London, England around 1935 where he studied briefly at the Architectural Association before working professionally with Knapp Fisher and Jack Ratcliffe. He returned to Montreal in 1948, practicing independently for a time before beginning his association with Bland and Trudeau. For a biography of John Bland see the entry for CAC 41.04; for a biography of Charles Elliott Trudeau see the entry for CAC 41.06.

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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Avant de s'associer à Charles Elliott Trudeau (né en 1922) et John Bland (né en 1911) au début des années 50, Vincent Jacob Rother (1912-1959) exerçait l'architecture de façon indépendante. Rother a obtenu de l'Université McGill un diplôme en génie (1930) puis un B.Sc. du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1934). Il a d'abord exercé l'architecture au cabinet de Ross et MacDonald (1928-1929, voir CAC 51.01). Il s'est rendu à Londres (Angleterre) vers 1935 où il a étudié quelque temps à l'Architectural Association avant de travailler avec Knapp Fisher et Jack Rateliffe. Il est revenu à Montréal en 1948, a travaillé de façon autonome quelque temps puis s'est associé avec Bland et Trudeau. Pour une biographie de John Bland, voir l'article CAC 41.04; pour une biographie de Charles Elliott Trudeau, voir l'article CAC 41.06.

Pour plus de renseignements, voir la publication de la bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman intitulée John Bland at Eighty: a Tribute. Montréal: Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, et École d'architecture, Université McGill, 1991.

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55

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