CA ACU CAA F0046
- 1954-1987 (Creation)
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ca. 20,155 drawings and other material
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Gordon L. Atkins (b. 1937 in Calgary, Alberta) was raised in Cardston, Alberta. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1960 and won the Faculty Medal for Excellence in Design. During his architectural studies and beyond he worked for numerous architectural firms including R.R. Campbell & Associates in Seattle; Green, Blankenstein, Russell & Associates in Winnipeg; and Alton McCaul Bowers in Calgary. In 1962 he founded his own firm, Gordon Atkins & Associates. He also taught at the University of Calgary in 1973, as well as being involved in professional and community organizations.
Notable works completed by Atkins include the Alberta Government Telephone Exchange Building, Elbow Park, Calgary; Leavitt Residence, Calgary; Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, Calgary; Indian Friendship Centre, Calgary; Shouldice Atheltic Park, Calgary; and the Stoney Tribal Administration Building, Morley, Alberta.
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This fonds consists of photographs and slides of architectural drawings, architectural models, and completed buildings. The material dates from 1954-1987, with the majority of projects being built in Calgary.
Notable projects include the Alberta Government Telephones building, Calgary; Atkins architectural offices, Calgary; Atkins Residence, Calgary; Melchin Summer Homes, Lake Windemere, British Columbia; Centennial Planetarium, Calgary; Eighth Avenue Mall, Calgary; Indian Friendship Centre, Calgary; Leavitt Residence, Calgary; Medicine Hat Provincial Building, Medicine Hat; Shouldice Park, Calgary; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary; and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg.
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Includes ca. 15, 000 photographs and ca. 3330 files of textual records
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