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Massey, Geoffery

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Massey, Geoffery

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Geoffrey Massey, son of Canadian actor Raymond Massey, was born in England in 1924, and became a Canadian citizen when he enlisted in the army in 1942. After four years' service, he attended the Harvard School of Design, graduating in 1948. Massey moved to Vancouver in 1952, and pursued a successful career as an architect, joining forces with Arthur Erickson in 1964. The two produced the prize-winning overall design for Simon Fraser University and won Massey Medals for their MacMillan-Bloedel Building, the "Man in his Community" pavilion at Expo '67, and for the Canadian Government pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. In 1972, Massey left the Erickson- Massey partnership and was successful in his bid for an aldermanic seat. He served the 1973-1974 term, but did not seek re-election. However, he accepted an appointment to the City Planning Commission for 1975-1976.

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