Arthur Erickson

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Birthday
14, 1924
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 20, 2009 (84)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1924
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 20, 2009 (84)

About

Architect and urban planner whose work included the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Also known for his mentorship of many prominent Vancouver architects and for being featured in the paintings of such artists as Tiko Kerr.

Before Fame

He served in World War II as part of the Canadian Army Intelligence Corps. He and Geoffrey Massey collaborated on the winning design for Simon Fraser University in 1963.

Trivia

His buildings were mostly concrete and modern; Fresno City Hall was an example of his futuristic designs. He was awarded the 1986 AIA Gold Medal.

Family Life

He was born to Oscar Erickson and Myrtle Chatterson in Vancouver. His life partner and collaborator was Francisco Kripacz. His family created in his memory the Arthur Erickson Foundation for Excellence in Architecture.

Associated With

He and William Shatner were both graduates of McGill University.