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Ocean View Burial Park - Landscape

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4000 Imperial Street
Description
Cemetery site.
Associated Dates
1919
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4000 Imperial Street
Associated Dates
1919
Description
Cemetery site.
Heritage Value
Burnaby’s landmark Ocean View Burial Park was British Columbia’s first non-sectarian cemetery created as a for-profit business enterprise. Organized by a group of local investors headed by Lieut. Col. G.H. Dorrell, the Ocean View Cemetery Company offered a place for burials that was not owned or associated with a civic government, religious or fraternal organization. The cemetery’s design was the vision of Albert F. Arnold, an officer of the Canadian Financiers Trust Company, who was “...always depressed by the lack of beauty in so many places of internment and inevitable neglect that finally reduced them to long-grassed places of unhappy memories.” One local newspaper described the landscape of the cemetery: "The design includes ornamental trees and shrubs, beautiful flower beds and smooth winding walks and drives, with a total absence of the usual somewhat ostentatious reminders of the harvest garnered by the grim reaper."
Locality
Alta Vista
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Architect
Albert F. Arnold
Area
359280.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4000 Imperial Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Simon Fraser University

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
8888 University Drive
Description
The planning, design concept, design coordination, site development and landscaping for the original part of the campus were all under the control of Erickson/Massey. The complex was conceived as one building, with future growth occurring at the periphery. Tall buildings would have been out of scal…
Associated Dates
1965
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
8888 University Drive
Associated Dates
1965
Description
The planning, design concept, design coordination, site development and landscaping for the original part of the campus were all under the control of Erickson/Massey. The complex was conceived as one building, with future growth occurring at the periphery. Tall buildings would have been out of scale with the massive mountaintop ridge, so a series of horizontal terraced structures were designed that hugged the ridge and dissolve into the landscape. Following the linear peak of the mountain, the scheme organized various parts of the campus along an east/west line. The concept of a central academic quadrangle was conceived within the tradition of Oxford and Cambridge, and to enhance the sense of contemplative quiet, it was designed as a perfect square raised on massive pilotis, allowing stunning views through a landscaped courtyard. The connecting link was a gigantic space frame-developed in conjunction with Jeffrey Lindsay, a one-time associate of Buckminster Fuller-that provided shelter and a gathering-place for the students. Other architects who had placed among the top five in the competition were retained to design the individual components of the original plan: the Academic Quadrangle by Zoltan S. Kiss; the Theatre, Gymnasium & Swimming Pool by Duncan McNab & Associates; the Science Complex by Rhone & Iredale; and the Library by Robert F. Harrison.
Heritage Value
Following the end of the Second World War, there was unprecedented growth throughout the Lower Mainland. Many returning veterans had settled on the coast, and the loosening of wartime restrictions led to the creation of many new suburban developments throughout the region. The growing population strained existing facilities, and there was a recognition that new educational facilities had to be constructed to meet these growing demands. For many years, the only university in the province was the University of British Columbia. In the 1960s, new universities were planned for both Victoria and Burnaby to serve the wave of baby boomers just then going through high school. The dramatic site chosen for the Burnaby university was the top of Burnaby Mountain, with expansive views over mountain ranges and water. An architectural competition was held for a campus of 7,000 students that could eventually be expanded to 18,000. Of the many submissions, the judges reached unanimity on the winner, an outstanding scheme submitted by the firm of Erickson/Massey. The judges went even further, and recommended that every effort be made to ensure that the winning design be built as submitted. The new Chancellor, Gordon Shrum, agreed. The realization of this scheme won extensive recognition for the work of Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, and launched Erickson’s international career. In Erickson’s words: "Unlike any previous university, Simon Fraser is a direct translation into architecture of the expanding fields of knowledge that defy traditional boundaries, of the vital role of the university as both challenger and conservor of human culture, and of the university community as one in constant intellectual, spiritual and social interchange." The new school opened for classes in September 1965, nicknamed the “instant university,” and quickly gained a radical reputation. The startling futuristic architecture and open layout suited the explosive nature of the mid-1960s, when political and social traditions of all types were being questioned and student protests were common. Many of SFU’s programs were considered experimental, even controversial, and unrest and conflict on the campus continued for a number of years. Since this auspicious beginning 40 years ago, SFU has grown to house 25,000 students on three campuses. The core of the original campus, recognized world-wide as a profound work of architecture, remains essentially intact today.
Locality
Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Architect
Erickson/Massey
Area
1360000.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1977] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.5 x 26.8 cm
Item No.
370-808
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Simon Fraser University Pipe Band bagpipe practice with; Malcolm (last name unknown), Bill Poppy and Tom McMath.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1977] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-808
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.3 x 4.9 cm print on contact sheet 20.5 x 26.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Simon Fraser University Pipe Band bagpipe practice with; Malcolm (last name unknown), Bill Poppy and Tom McMath.
Subjects
Musical Instruments - Bagpipes
Organizations - Bands
Names
McMath, Tom
Poppy, Bill
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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