Obituary -- Arthur Erickson
























From the Canadian news:

Internationally renowned Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson, who mingled with the world’s artistic, corporate and political elite during a career that lasted more than half a century, has died at age 84.
He first achieved international acclaim for his award-winning design for Simon Fraser University, before designing mansions, libraries, universities and other massive buildings. link.

Arthur Erickson, the internationally known Canadian architect who was handpicked by Pierre Trudeau to design the Canadian embassy in Washington, has died.
He was 84.
In addition to the embassy, his works included California Plaza in Los Angeles, Napp Laboratories in Cambridge, England, Kuwait Oil Sector Complex in Kuwait City and Kunlun Apartment Hotel Development in Beijing.
Mr. Erickson’s architectural innovations, particularly in the use of glass and concrete, won him numerous awards.
They included the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal and the French Academy of Architecture Gold Medal. Erickson was also the first Canadian to win the prestigious American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1986. link.

images from left: Catton House, West Van. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto. Museum of Anthropology, Van. link.

1 comment:

GR8TCITIES said...

We are very sad that a great architect and humanist has left us. We can't imagine the world without Arthur Erickson. We are lucky to be the owners of the Catton house in West Vancouver. Arthur was kind enough to pay us a visit and offer us suggestions as to the preservation of the house and the development of the landscape. Arthur's kindness and incredible talent continues to be an inspiration to all of us and we are proud to be able to preserve one of his great visions. Thank you Arthur. You will always be in our hearts and minds