Arthur Erickson, Hon. FAIA
(June 14, 1924-May 20, 2009)
1986 AIA GOLD MEDAL: Known for his futuristic designs and modern concrete forms, Erickson was the first Canadian architect to be awarded the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects in 1986.
Firm DescriptionFrom the official Arthur Erickson website:
Global architect, Arthur Charles Erickson was a passionate advocate of cultural awareness, and a fervent explorer of human and natural environments. His buildings, though remarkably diverse, share deep respect for the context, incomparable freshness and grace, and the dramatic use of space and light. He has brought to his work an understanding of the community of man that, when filtered through his insightful mind and fertile imagination, gives birth to a singular architecture that is in dialogue with the world.