West Coast Modern residences offer a glimpse into the unique architectural history of the region and represent the legacies of some of Canada’s most innovative and revered architects. Unfortunately, many of these structures face the threat of demolition; most are so poorly documented, they are in danger of being forgotten.
While the loss of some landmark houses may be inevitable as a result of escalating land values and the high cost of upkeep, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is committed to the documentation of this fragile architectural heritage for future generations. Each book provides a unique visual and written history of one iconic home. To date, the series includes seven monographs featuring the Smith House II designed by Arthur Erickson, the Binning House by B.C. Binning, and the Downs House by Barry Downs.
Please support the SALA West Coast Modern House Series today. Your donation will support every aspect of each book’s development, from research, writing and photography to graphic design, printing and distribution. Your contribution to the West Coast Modern House Series will help SALA preserve the stories of these important homes built by great Canadian architects, and enshrine the influence of these homes for future generations.