English | ISBN: 1552381250 | 2005 | 135 Pages | PDF | 78 MB
Gordon Atkins practised architecture in Calgary, Alberta from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Early in his career he established himself as one of the brightest young architects in Canada. For example, he was the first Alberta architect to win a Massey Medal, which he did in 1967. One of a group of distinctive Prairie-based architects, Atkins developed a small, but widely acclaimed body of work. Each design responded to his clientms requirements, and to the prairie and foothills landscapes of Alberta. His architecture ranges from the expressive to the regular maintaining throughout an uncompromising modern stance.
Included in the book is an essay exploring Gordon Atkins’ role as an architect, an interview with Atkins that explores in detail his design philosophy, formative training, and upbringing. This highly illustrated volume features sixteen projects that span most of his career.