World Famous Canadian Architect, Arthur Erickson, Dies at 84

Posted by Steve Kleber on May 26, 2009

An excerpt from the Los Angeles Times:

arthurerickson.jpg“Arthur Erickson, the prominent Canadian architect who designed the campus of Simon Fraser University, Robson Square in Vancouver and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, and whose work on the California Plaza towers in downtown Los Angeles nearly proved his financial and professional undoing, has died. He was 84.

Erickson died May 20th in Vancouver, according to a statement released by his family. The cause was not given.

His career, which spanned more than five decades, was shot through with contradiction. He was a dedicated, widely traveled scholar of architectural history who found himself strangely out of step with the post-modern movement of the 1970s and ‘80s, which sought to reassert the value of historic styles.”

To read the full Los Angeles Times’ article, click here.


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