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Fonds F0032 - Roger du Toit fonds

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Roger du Toit fonds


  • 1972-1979 (Creation)

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ca. 12,000 drawings
ca. 64 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Canadian architect. Roger du Toit was born in 1939. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Cape Town (1963) and his M.Arch. from the University of Toronto (1966). After working for H.G. Huckle & Partners (London, England, 1963-?), he joined John Andrews Architects (Toronto) in 1966, becoming an associate in 1969 and a partner in 1970. In 1973, he established John Andrews International/Roger du Toit (Toronto). In 1975, he changed the firm's name to Roger du Toit Architects (Toronto). During the same year he incorporated du Toit Associates Ltd. To provide planning and urban design services. In 1980, he established a practice in Edmonton, then helped to found Cunningham du Toit and The Cunningham Partnership (Edmonton) that operated from 1981-1987. In 1985, the firm du Toit Associates Ltd. changed to du Toit, Allsop, Hillier, a provider of urban design, landscape, architectural and planning services. Du Toit is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1969), the Ontario Association of Architects (1969), the Canadian Institute of Planners (1973), the American Institute of Certified Planners (1983), and the Ontario Institute of Landscape Architects (1985). Awards include: Canadian Architect Yearbook Awards, 1970, 1976, 1978; Excellence in Architectural and Engineering Design, Prestressed Concrete Institute of American, 1976; Significant Contribution to the Environment of Alberta, Alberta Association of Architects, 1983; Progressive Architecture Annual Design Awards, 1987; Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect Annual Design Awards, 1987.

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Acquired by donation in 1982, 1992, and 2000.

du Toit, Roger, 1939-

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Fonds consists of drawings, specifications, correspondence, and office files from the architectural practice of Roger du Toit, 1972-1979. Significant projects include: Sha Lo Tung Recreation Neighbourhood, Hong Kong; Northeast Light Rail Transit Corridor Study, Edmonton, AB; Leisure Cottages, Havelock, ON; C.M.H.C. Mixed Use Centres; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Further accruals expected.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 128A/82.13, 257A/92.02, 276A/00.08


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