Fonds F0031 - Richard Strong fonds

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Richard Strong fonds


  • 1962-1982 (Creation)

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ca. 5,000 drawings
ca. 15.5 metres of textual records

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Canadian architect. Richard Strong received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Ohio State University (1957) and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1959). Later that year, he began his career with Project Planning Associates Ltd. (Toronto), then joined John B. Parkin Associates as Chief of the Site Planning Section. In 1961, he formed the partnership of Sasaki Strong & Associates Ltd. with Hideo Sasaki, a leading landscape architect and Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. Strong later founded the firmRichard Strong Associates Ltd. (Toronto) in 1967, and in 1970 he became president of Strong Moorhead Sigsby Ltd. (Toronto, Sidney, Australia). The firm's name changed in 1973 to Richard Strong - Steven Moorhead. Strong moved his practice to Calgary, Alberta in 1977, establishing it there as Richard Strong Associates.;The firm's range of services for landscape architecture and planning includes university master planning and site development, urban site development, parks and conservation, housing, roadway consultation, industrial and manufacturing site development, and mine site development.;Strong has held a variety of academic positions throughout his career. He was a part-time lecturer at the University of Toronto (1965-1966) as well as an assistant professor (1966-1968). In 1967 he became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. After moving to Calgary, he began teaching part-time at the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary.;Significant projects include: Toronto City Hall, Toronto, ON (Parkin Collection); Toronto International Airport, Toronto, ON (Parkin Collection); Trent University, Peterborough, ON (Thom Collection); York University, Toronto, ON (Parkin Collection); Master University, Hamilton, ON; Eau Claire Estates, Calgary, AB.

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Acquired by donation in 1980, 1982, and 1983.

Strong, Richard

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The fonds consists of drawings and office files of the landscape architecture practice of Richard Strong, 1962-1982.

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Further accruals expected.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 95A/80.30, 142A/82.27, 168A/83.23


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