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Arthur Erickson portrait
The most eventful thing that happened then, with respect to his future career, was joining Geoffrey Massey in preparing a design for the new Simon Fraser University atop Burnaby Mountain in 1963. Their proposal, totally different from the usual pattern of separate departmental buildings spotted about on a campus, consisted of a grand pedestrian mall through a massive grouping of activities in relatively continuous buildings like a great acropolis. Near the library and lecture halls, where the student density would likely be highest, the great mall was to be covered by a splendid canopy at a surprising scale.

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