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Jerome Markson fonds

Markson, Jerome, 1929-


Jerome Markson Architects

Accession 46A/78.36 Project MAR 6717 Perspective

ca. 7,300 drawings. - ca. 100 items of display material. - 19.20 m of textual records.

Canadian architect. Jerome Markson was born in Toronto, Ontario, March 21, 1929. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Toronto in 1953. He married Mayta Ruth in 1953 and has two daughters. He has been the principal in Jerome Markson Architects (Toronto) since 1955. His work to date has encompassed an exceptionally wide range of project types, including industrial, administrative, residential, recreational, community, religious, and medical buildings. Markson is perhaps best known in the architectural community for his medium density multiple housing designs, such as townhouses and 'stacked housing'.

He has served as Vice-Chairman, Toronto Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects (1969-70), as well as a Member of the Board (1976) and Vice-President (1978) of the Toronto Chapter of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. He is also a Fellow in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, an Associate in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, a Member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec.

Awards include: Canadian Housing Design Council Award, 1960, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1983; Massey Medal, 1964; Ontario Association of Architects Award, 1964, 1970, 1977; Canadian Architect Award, 1968, 1970; Markham Environmental Award, Ontario, 1980.

Significant projects include: Pembroke Sherbourne Housing Development, Toronto; Woodview Housing Development, Woodbridge, ON; Group Health Centres, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Catharines, ON; Sherwood Park Manor Nursing Home, Brockville, ON; Erin Mills Development.

Fonds consists of drawings, display material, correspondence and office files of the architectural practice of Jerome Markson, 1954-1993.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Acquired by donation in 1978, 1979, and 2001.

Finding aids available at repository.

Further accruals expected.

Accessions: 46A/78.36, 62A/79.18, 278A/01.02