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Fonds AM1194 - Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects Ltd. fonds

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Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects Ltd. fonds

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AM1194

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  • 1874 - 1990 predominant 1954 - 1987 (Creation)
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    Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects

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  • 8.83 m of textual records
  • ca. 2800 landscape architecture drawings
  • ca. 2000 photographs

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(1951-1985)

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Desmond Muirhead & Associates, the first Vancouver-based firm to specialize in landscape architecture, was formed in 1951.The firm was joined by landscape architect Clive Justice in 1953 and by artist Harry J. Webb in 1955. The firm's name was changed to Muirhead & Justice Landscape Architects, and later, after Muirhead left the company in the 1960s, to Justice & Webb Landscape Architects. John Vincent joined the company in the late 1970s, after which the company's name was changed to Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects.

The company designed mainly single family gardens and landscapes until the mid-1950s, when it began gradually to include such projects as sites for swimming pools, cabanas and similar structures, municipal parks, school grounds, public buildings and streets, commercial areas and townhouses. In the mid-1960s the firm also began a long involvement in the design and development of standards for landscapes on concrete slabs over underground parking for Apartment blocks and towers in Vancouver's West End, Kerrisdale and Oakridge.

Some of the firm's notable local projects included Park and Tilford Gardens in North Vancouver, the University of British Columbia's Botanical Gardens, VanDusen Gardens, the Workers' Compensation Board office in Richmond, and parts of Oakridge Mall. The firm was dissolved in October, 1985.

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Records came from Clive Justice's home office and from the records storage centre where they had been stored since the closing of the business.

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Fonds consists of the following series: articles and plant material information; client files; correspondence; financial year ends; general office files; landscape architecture associations; landscape architecture drawings; personal files; photographs and standard specifications.

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Presented by Clive L. Justice in 1993 and 1994 and by Adrienne Webb Brown in 1994.

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Justice and Webb records for the University of Saskatchewan and St. Joseph College, Yorkton are held at University Archives, University of Saskatchewan, Regina.

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