UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the Late 1950s and 60s
The second in a series of exhibitions and publications exploring the relationships, personalities, and projects contributing to the development of a regional modernist aesthetic in the postwar Victoria urban landscape, this exhibition develops themes of the earlier exhibition The Emergence of Architectural Modernism I: Town and Gown: Centennial Square and the Gordon Head Campus: Seminal Projects (1962–1972), which took place at the Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery at the McPherson Library March 10–May 2, 2011.
During this decade, a small number of innovative architectural firms changed Victoria's built environment with forward-looking planning and bold new architectural forms. Showcasing plans, drawings, photographs, and architectural models from the period, this exhibition explores a number of planning initiatives, design projects, and building programs that defined this important phase in the development of the Capital Region.
- Architectural photographs by Hubert Norbury and John Fulker. Presentation drawings by Allan Edwards.
- Drawings, plans, and photos of architecture in Victoria and the UVic campus. Featured names include John Armour, Theodore C. Bernardi, Studley Patrick Birley, Andrew Cochrane, Donald D. Dennis, John A. Di Castri, Roderick D. Clack, Donn Emmons, Lawrence Halprin, David Hambleton, Alan J. Hodgson, Clive Justice, John Lantzius, Desmond Muirhead, Robert W. Siddall, Charles D. Stockdill, Don Vaughan, John H. Wade, Don Wagg, David H. Warner, and William W. Wurster.
- Architectural models: Centennial Square and MacLaurin Building.