We are building on the legacy of Canadian architectural icon Arthur Erickson to achieve a better world through architecture. Arthur Erickson (1924-2009) believed that quality of life and culture are profoundly influenced by building and urban space design. He was not afraid to challenge the status quo—when the engineers said it could not be done, he found a way to build it. He laid a tower on its side to create a magnificent civic space at Robson Square and he travelled the world designing over 500 projects.

We seek to recognize Arthur Erickson’s extraordinary achievements, and to encourage the open-minded yet rigorous thought and mentorship that inform great design. 

On this website, you’ll find out about the work of the Arthur Erickson Foundation: stewardship, education, tours, and more. 

We encourage you to contact us with your ideas for realizing our vision. 

If you knew Arthur Erickson, and have a story about him to share, please email us so we can share it in the Chronicle.

The AEF was founded as the Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation in 1993, and later became the owner of the Erickson property at 4195 West 14th Avenue in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Following Arthur Erickson’s death in May, 2009, the AEF expanded its mandate to include education, research and preservation as outlined in Vision, Mission and Objectives.

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