“Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.”
Arthur Erickson (1924-2009)
A better world through inspired architecture
The Arthur Erickson Foundation is a registered charity founded to promote appreciation of the legacy of visionary Canadian architect Arthur Erickson (1924-2009) by:
- Preserving Arthur Erickson’s house and garden, the locus of Arthur Erickson’s thought, work, and experimentation.
- Advocating for respectful stewardship of Arthur Erickson’s physical works, including his buildings and landscapes, his artwork, his writings, and photographs;
- Inspiring future generations to seek, as Arthur Erickson did, the deep understanding and aesthetic that informs great design;
- Advancing education in and understanding of architecture and design and related history and philosophy.
- Create the administrative structures and funding mechanisms necessary for the long-term management of AEF programs.
- Preserve the Erickson House and Garden in Point Grey, Vancouver, as an important living link to understanding his life and work, by
- Restoring and maintaining the house and garden;
- Maintaining a publicly accessible site that reveals his design principles and provides a frame of reference for understanding his ideas;
- Establishing in the house and garden an exhibition based on the life and work of Arthur Erickson
- Designate and commemorate buildings and environments designed by Arthur Erickson, and advocate for their good stewardship.
- Establish travel study scholarships and other awards for Canadian students of architecture and related disciplines whose achievements hold promise of fulfilling the spirit of Erickson’s work.
- Support research, archival and scholarly work related to Arthur Erickson.