Interviewed: Don Luxton, on the legacy Arthur Erickson left for Vancouver

27 Jun 2019 8:24 AM | William McLean (Administrator)

Erickson's architecture has often been referred to as Brutalist — an architectural style that emerged in the mid-20th century and gained popularity in the late 1950s and 1960s. But, in an interview with Stephen Quinn aired on CBC Radio on the occasion of Erickson's 95th birthday, AEF Board member Don Luxton disagreed with that assessment: "Ever been to Simon Fraser during a snowfall? Ever been at [the Museum of Anthropology] at sunset? They are beautiful and extraordinary and very profound buildings and I think the issue of calling Arthur a Brutalist is, to me, is kind of laughable ...". 

Listen to the full interview here.