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

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

Virtual Fellow Talk

Topics: Design / Heritage Conservation 

Length: 1.5 hours | What’s Included: Video, quiz, and certificate of completion

This webinar is available to stream! 

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

Subject Matter Experts:

Barry Johns, FRAIC

Trevor Boddy, FRAIC

Available Until: December 31, 2022 


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