arthur erickson (1924-2009)
arthur erickson (1924-2009)
may 22, 2009

arthur erickson (1924-2009)

‘museum of anthropology’, 1971
image by christopher erickson



the canadian architect arthur erickson, known for his ground-breaking designs has passed away at the age of 84. erickson was born in vancouver in 1924 and spent time in the army before becoming an architect. his work can been seen in many canadian cities from vancouver to montreal and internationally in washington, los angeles, cambridge, kuwait city and beijing. his career spanned over fifty years and included projects ranging from museums and residences to concert halls and university campuses. read more on the LA times.

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
‘fire island house’, 1977 
image by ezra stoller / esto

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
‘christopher cohan center’, 1989
image by richard jw wright

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
‘roy thompson hall’, 1976
image by geoffrey erickson

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
evergreen building’, 1978
image by geoffrey erickson

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
‘hilborn house’, 1974
image by simon scott

arthur erickson (1924-2009)
‘waterfall building’, 1996

  • I show my regret and respect to the great architect.

    helen keys
  • genius and maverick. his passing was sad but i also have a strong feeling that he moved on fairly content; having done great work and lived a truly exceptional life. his architecture is going to be a key part of our upcoming film:

    [url=] Coast Modern: LA to Vancouver, 1922 – today [/url]

  • rip .. what a genius

  • yes he is genuis!

  • The man was a genius. If only people would stop painting his concrete!

    Foster G

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