Virtual Fellow Talk - Arthur Erickson's Dyde House and Garden, 1962, Edmonton | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Virtual Fellow Talk - Arthur Erickson's Dyde House and Garden, 1962, Edmonton

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The RAIC Alberta Chapter is pleased to present a Virtual Fellow Talk with Barry Johns, FRAIC and Trevor Boddy, FRAIC about Arthur Erickson's Dyde House and Garden, 1962, Edmonton


Arthur Erickson's Dyde House and Garden, 1962, Edmonton
Date: December 4, 2020
Presented by: Barry Johns, FRAIC amd Trevor Boddy, FRAIC


Dyde House is the only residential project in Alberta by Arthur Erickson, Canada's most internationally-acclaimed architect and winner of the AIA Gold Medal. It was completed in 1962 nearly a decade after his graduation from McGill University. Framing views of a spectacularly crafted, yet natural landscape, this summer retreat clearly explores Erickson’s early preoccupation with site, light and cadence - that would become integral to all of his major buildings. It is a re-discovered, missing masterpiece in the varied catalogue of his work. From its storied client to its choice of materials, design detailing and siting in the harsh Alberta climate, this relatively unknown project is undergoing a quest for its restoration and wise use by its current owner, the University of Alberta and the Arthur Erickson Foundation. The presentation includes a feature film and panel discussion with Barry Johns FRAIC and Trevor Boddy FRAIC, co-authors of the presentation and Directors of the Arthur Erickson Foundation.

Click here to view a short preview of the film.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the historic importance of Dyde House within Arthur Erickson’s early and later work.
  • Identify the relationship between the house and the landscape architecture.
  • Describe the challenges of Erickson’s choice of materials and their long-term viability in the northern climate.
  • Describe potential uses for the site, the business case for each, and effects on character-defining elements.

Photo credit: Image courtesy of the Erickson Family Collection

Registration closes on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


This session is free for Regular RAIC Members. 

The cost for Interns and Retired RAIC Members is $5.00, plus applicable taxes.

The cost for non-members is $15.00, plus applicable taxes.


Start time5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
End Time6:30 p.m.730 p.m.8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.

More information, including online access instructions will be sent to you by email on the evening prior to the webinar. 

December 4, 2020 8:00 PM through  9:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Practice Resource Webinar Fee - 15 Dollar
Event Fees (GST) $ 15.00 + $ 0.75 Sales Tax
Event Fees (HST) $ 15.00 + $ 2.25 Sales Tax
Event Fee (ON) $ 15.00 + $ 1.95 Sales Tax
Event Fee (QC) $ 15.00 + $ 2.25 Sales Tax
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