Arthur Charles Erickson


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Canadian architect. He gained international recognition with his plan and central covered mall for the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver (1963–5), designed with Geoffrey Massey (1924– ), and influenced by the work of Le Corbusier, Kahn, and Rudolph. Erickson's expression of columnar and trabeated architecture is best seen at the Smith House, West Vancouver (1965), and the Museum of Anthropology, University of B.C. (1973–6). His Provincial Government Offices and Court House complex, Robson Square, Vancouver (1973–9), is a formal essay in urban design, imaginatively landscaped with trees and water.

The Canadian Chancery, Washington, DC (1983–9), demonstrates a response to aspects of Washington's Classicism, with its huge courtyard and rotunda. In 2002–3 his Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, was built (with Thomas Cook Reed Reinvald Architects).

Erickson (1988);Iglauer (1981);Kalman (1994)

Subjects: Architecture.

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