- 1965-2008, 2017 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
6210 architectural drawings
3.95 linear meters of textual records
2 reels of 16mm film
Name of creator
Lombard North Group is a multidisciplinary landscape architecture firm based in Calgary. The firm was originally founded in 1966 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by Cameron Man, James R. Taylor, and Claude Muret. Man, Taylor, Muret Landscape Architects soon merged with an alliance of firms under the name Lombard North Planning, a reference to the Lombard Avenue offices where meetings were often held. Cameron Man left the firm in 1972 to go onto a distinguished career in landscape architecture education in Canada and the United States. The Lombard North Group name started to be used in 1973. The head office eventually moved to Calgary in 1975 when the bulk of the projects had shifted west from Manitoba to Alberta. Douglas D. Paterson, who had joined the firm in 1969, was senior design planner at LNG for much of the 1970s. He left the firm when the Winnipeg office closed in 1977. The Calgary office eventually incorporated as an Alberta landscape architecture firm in 1980 under the name Lombard North Group (1980) Ltd., following a restructuring of the company. Golfplan Associates was eventually formed in 1984 as a subsidiary of LNG in the field of golf course architecture, land use, and resort planning. In the 1990s Doug Thomson joined the firm and later became president and principal designer at LNG. Over the course of LNG’s more than five decades of work the firm has won numerous awards and was one the largest landscape architecture firms in Canada.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Fonds was donated to the Canadian Architectural Archives by Lombard North Group. Accession 48A/79.04 was donated in 1979 and accession 2021.22 was donated by Doug Thomson, principal of Lombard North Group, in July 2021.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs, reports, and promotional materials documenting the architectural landscape work of Lombard North Group from 1965 to 2008. The records primarily include architectural drawings and reports for projects by the firm across western Canada and Ontario. The landscape architectural drawings document all phases of the design process including preliminary sketches, design development drawings, working drawings, and presentation drawings. The fonds includes numerous reports produced by LNG for projects in land planning, urban design, and golf course and resort development. The reports also include reports used as supplementary research in project design. The files in the fonds document the promotional aspect of the firm’s work, and numerous detail drawings created or maintained for project design development and working drawings issued by the firm. Among the notable projects represented among the records are Lord Selkirk Park (Winnipeg), University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Fish Creek Provincial Park, Kananaskis Country Recreation Plan, Writing-on-Stone [Áísínai'pi] Provincial Park Upgrading, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Medicine Hat River Valley Park System, Lethbridge Indian Battle Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Calgary Olympic Park, Spruce Meadows (Calgary), Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Elbow River Park, and many others. The golf course design projects include Glendale Golf Course (Winnipeg), Varsity Golf Course (Calgary), Calgary Golf and Country Club, Pinebrook Golf & Country Club (Calgary), the Greens of Old Yonge Street (Toronto), Silver Springs Golf & Country Club (Calgary), Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, Valhalla Valley Golf Resort (Bragg Creek), Radium Hot Springs Golf Resort, and many others. The fonds is divided into two series: 1. Office files and 2. Project records.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Lombard North Group retains copyright. CAA permits reproductions for the purposes of research, private study, education, presentations, exhibition, or other purposes deemed appropriate by the CAA.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Digital content is available
Related units of description
Includes accessions 48A/79.04 and 2021.22.
Title based on contents of fonds.