Arthur Charles Erickson was born on June 14th 1924. He was a renowned Canadian architect and urban planner. Erickson first studied Asian languages at the University of British Columbia. Later, he earned a degree in architecture from McGill University.
Many of his buildings are modern concrete structures. He designed them to face the natural conditions of their locations, with climate playing a role of great significance.
Erickson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973. Then, in 1981, he was promoted to Companion. He received the AIA Gold Medal in 1986. Erickson lived in Point Grey with his life partner and interior design collaborator, Francisco Kripacz.
He died in Vancouver on May 20th 2009.