Series 13 - Professional associations

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UTA 1699-13


Professional associations


  • 1970-2018 (Creation)

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1.96m of textual and graphic records

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Professor Richards has been actively involved in architecture and design as an editor, curator, and educator, and has sat on numerous committees. The activities mentioned below are documented in considerable detail. They his work on the editorial boards of Trace (1979-1983), Journal of Architectural Education (1985-1987), and Canadian Architect (1999-2005), and his service with Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (1983-1987) and on the Fine Arts Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1985-1987). In 1987 the Canadian Centre for Architecture appointed him guest editor and curator for its exhibition on the building and gardens in conjunction with its official opening in 1989, and in 1995 he was appointed a member of the Venice Biennale competition, also working through the CCA. Material included in B2019-0009 also documents his application to become the director of the CCA. Files cover his appointment to the Board of the Ontario Heritage Foundation, his involvement with Networks Limited, where he was vice-president (1979-1983); the Ontario Association of Architects, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Design Exchange.

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Files in B2007-0011 are arranged alphabetically by name of organization or event. Material in B2019-0009 is arranged chronologically and loosely by organization. Please see file listing for additional detail.

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B2007-0011/068-/075, [#66], [#47], [#48]

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B2007-0011/003P(09)-(12), (20), (22)

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B2019-0009/012(22) - /012(27)

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