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Roger du Toit fonds, 1972-1979

Submitted by justin.anders on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:57am

du Toit, Roger 1939-

ca. 12,000 drawings. - ca. 64 m of textual records.

Canadian architect. Roger du Toit was born in 1939. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Cape Town (1963) and his M.Arch. from the University of Toronto (1966). After working for H.G. Huckle & Partners (London, England, 1963-?) he joined John Andrews Architects (Toronto) in 1966, becoming an associate in 1969 and a partner in 1970. In 1973 he established John Andrews International/Roger du Toit (Toronto). In 1975 he changed the firm's name to Roger du Toit Architects (Toronto). During the same year he incorporated du Toit Associates Ltd. to provide planning and urban design services. In 1980 he established a practice in Edmonton, then helped to found Cunningham du Toit and The Cunningham Parternship (Edmonton) which operated from 1981-1987. In 1985, the firm du Toit Associates Ltd. changed to du Toit, Allsop, Hillier, a provider of urban design, landscape, architectural and planning services. du Toit is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1969), the Ontario Association of Architects (1969), the Canadian Institute of Planners (1973), the American Institute of Certified Planners (1983), and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (1985).

Awards include: Canadian Architect Yearbook Awards, 1970, 1976, 1978; Excellence in Architectural and Engineering Design, Prestressed Concrete Institute of America, 1976; Significant Contribution to the Environment of Alberta, Alberta Association of Architects, 1983; Progressive Architecture Annual Design Awards, 1987; Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect Annual Design Awards, 1987.

Significant projects include: Sha Lo Tung Recreation Neighbourhood, Hong Kong; Northeast Light Rail Transit Corridor Study, Edmonton; Leisure Cottages, Havelock, ON; C.M.H.C. Mixed Use Centres; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Fonds consists of drawings from the architectural practice of Roger du Toit, 1972-1979.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Acquired by donation in 1982, 1992, and 2000.

Finding aids available at repository.

Further accruals expected.

Accessions: 128A/82.13, 257A/92.02, 276A/00.08

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