Queer Places:
Arthur Erickson Architects Office, 125 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Bagley Wright House, 134 Huckleberry Ln, Shoreline, WA 98177
Balboa Beach House, 2000 East Ocean Front, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Baldwin House, 6543 Deer Lake Dr, Burnaby, BC V5E 2L9, Canada
Bank of Canada Headquarters, 30 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9, Canada
Bruce Dunbar House, 5400 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
California Plaza, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Catton House, 6028 Eagleridge Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1W7, Canada
Choklit Townhomes, Vancouver, BC V6H 2P3, Canada
Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Dalian Cultural Centre, Huizhan Rd, XingHai GuangChang, Shahekou Qu, Dalian Shi, Liaoning Sheng, China
Dyde House, 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1C5, Canada
Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Etisalat Tower, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate
Etisalat Tower, Deira BC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Evergreen Building, 1285 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4B1, Canada
Filberg House, 1133 Moore Rd, Comox, BC V9M 3X1, Canada
Fire Island House, 557 Ocean Walk, Sayville, NY 11782
Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721
Gilbert Hall, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Gordon Smith House, 4406 Woodpark Rd, West Vancouver, BC V7S 2W4, Canada
Graham House, 6999 Isleview Rd, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2L1, Canada
Helmut and Hildegard Eppich House, 1812 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 2V3, Canada
Hilborn House, 194 Blue Heron Ridge, Cambridge, ON N3H 3G7, Canada
Hugo and Brigitte Eppich House, 1056 Groveland Rd, West Vancouver, BC V7S 1Z4, Canada
Hwang House, 1299 W 57th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 1S6, Canada
Kaiser Permanente Hospital, 4950 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Keevil Beach House, Savary Island, Powell River A, BC, Canada
King's Landing, 539 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kingland Apartment Towers, 1 of Changyi Road 588 Pudong District, 松江区 China, 200120
Laurel Point Inn, 680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8, Canada
The Law Courts, 4th Floor, 500-800 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1, Canada
Lethbridge University, Lethbridge University
Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
MacMillan Bloedel Building, 1075 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9, Canada
Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 9W3, Canada
McClelland Hall, 1130 East Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85721
McGaugh Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697
McGill University, 845 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada
Montiverdi Estates, 5338 Montiverdi Pl, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2W8, Canada
Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Napp Laboratories, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0AB, UK
Oil Sector Complex, 74 Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Ontario Government Building, 189 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A2, Canada
Point Grey Townhouses, 3293 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver, BC V6R 1A4, Canada
RCMP Heritage Centre, 5907 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 0P4, Canada
Red Deer College Arts Centre, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5, Canada
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3, Canada
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Saskatoon City Hospital, 701 Queen St, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7, Canada
Shannon Mews, 43 W 57th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 1T2, Canada
Sikh Temple, 8000 Ross St, Vancouver, BC V5X 4C5, Canada
Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Suki's Salon & Spa, 3157 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1, Canada
TEDA Citizen Plaza & Hotel Complex, Jintang 4th Rd, Binhai Xinqu, Tianjin Shi, China
Trump International Hotel & Tower, 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6, Canada
University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
Vinod Khosla House, Los Trancos Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
The Waterfall Building, 1540 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2, Canada
Weihai Culture & Arts Center, Kunming Rd, Huancui Qu, Weihai Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 264200
Yorkdale Subway Station, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9, Canada

Related imageArthur Charles Erickson, CC (June 14, 1924 – May 20, 2009) was a Canadian architect and urban planner. He studied Asian languages at the University of British Columbia, and later earned a degree in architecture from McGill University.[1]

Erickson's buildings are often modernist concrete structures designed to respond to the natural conditions of their locations, especially climate. Many buildings, such as the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, are inspired by the post and beam architecture of the Coastal First Nations. Additionally, Erickson is also known for numerous futuristic designs such as the Fresno City Hall and the Biological Sciences Building at the University of California, Irvine.

The personal selection of Arthur Erickson as the architect for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC by then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was controversial, because Trudeau overruled the objections and choices of the embassy's design committee. Erickson's biographer Nicholas Olsberg described the building as "making fun of the ridiculous terms to which buildings must adhere in Washington... mocking the US and all of its imperial pretensions."[2]

Erickson was born in Vancouver, the son of Oscar Erickson and Myrtle Chatterson. He served in the Canadian Army Intelligence Corps during World War II. After graduating from McGill in 1950, Erickson traveled a few years then taught at the University of Oregon and subsequently the University of British Columbia.[3] After teaching, he worked for a few years at Thompson Berwick and Pratt and Partners[4] before he went on to design houses in partnership with Geoffrey Massey. In 1963, Erickson and Massey submitted the winning design for Simon Fraser University.[5] Erickson was mentor of many other noted local architects and urbanists, including founding members[6] of many of Vancouver's premier design-oriented architectural firms. His buildings were also the subject of painting by famous artists including Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr.[7]

In 1973, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1981.[8] In 1986, he received the AIA Gold Medal. Erickson lived in Point Grey with his life partner and interior design collaborator, Francisco Kripacz.[2]

He died in Vancouver on May 20, 2009.[5] Erickson is survived by his brother, nephews, and niece.


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