Offers access and guided tours by appointment only every year between May & September
Added to JGarden:
Operated by a local foundation. This is a one acre lot surrounded by a 12ft english laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) hedge on the south side and an 6'6" ft wood fence on the west. Five lombardi poplar stick up through the south hedge.
Arthur Erickson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1924. He is considered one of Canada's greatest architects. After studying at the University of British Columbia and receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in 1950 and traveling extensively in Europe and the Far East he returned to establish a practice in Vancouver in 1953. In 1953 he established Erickson/ Massey Associates with Geoffrey Massey after the two of them won a design competition.
Erickson is known for his ability to adapt and extend architectural design principles of Le Corbusier, but his structures have a very North American sense to them and he was a great admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright. Conrete is his trademark medium. He has designed private homes such as the Puget Sound House and the Newport Beach House and is known for his campus designs for Simon Fraser University (British Columbia) and the University of Lethbridge (Alberta), the stunning Museum of Anthropology at UBC, the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., Robson Square (Vancouver), Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto), City Hall in Fresno (California), and the San Diego Convention Center. His commerical skyscrapers include 1075 West Georgia (Vancover), British Columbia Centre (Vancover), Etisalat Tower II (Dubai, Saudi Arabia), and One and Two California Plaza (Los Angeles).
He was awarded an honorary doctorate from McGill University in Montreal in 1975 and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal and the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.
When the floating bridge
Of the dream of a spring night
Was snapped, I awoke:
In the sky a bank of clouds
Was drawing away from the peak.
Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) Shinkokin Wakashû trans. by Donald Keene