Arthur Erickson: Site Lines

World-renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson (1924-2009) created a remarkable body of work, distinguished by the quality of its relationship to site and landscape. Organized by the Canadian Architectural Archives (CAA) at the University of Calgary, which holds a large Erickson collection, this exhibition presents drawings and sketches illustrating eight of the Vancouver architect’s projects designed during the 1960s: five residences, two university campuses (including Simon Fraser University), and the Canada pavilion for Expo 70 in Osaka. The exhibition will also be an opportunity to revisit Erickson’s Montreal connection, with a special section prepared by the Centre de Design: two projects designed when Erickson was a student at McGill University (1946-1950), two pavilions for Expo 67, and one intriguing project for a residential complex designed with the idea of offering a monumental entrance to downtown Montreal.

Curated by Cammie McAtee, the exhibition runs from September 17 to October 18, 2015 at the UQAM Centre de Design in Montreal. The vernissage takes place at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00pm, a lecture entitled “Arthur Erickson: Aventures Graphiques Avec le Paysage” will be delivered by Richard L. Castro, professor at the McGill University School of Architecture.

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