Murray & Murray Associates fonds [architectural drawing, textual record, graphic material]
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Murray & Murray Associates fonds [architectural drawing, textual record, graphic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1938-2002.Reference:R3824-0-9-E, MG28-III117Type of material:Architectural and technical drawings, Textual material, PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:106989Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:5 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1938-2002.Place of creation:OntarioExtent:ca. 94,036 architectural drawings.
17.60 m of textual records.
616 photographs : b&w and col.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of textual records related to selected architectural projects of Murray & Murray, 1963-1985. Most of the files relate to residences, schools, churches and offices in the Ottawa area. Larger clients included the federal government, large shopping centres and Ottawa universities. Work was also done in New Brunswick, Ireland, England, Jordan and Malawi. There are files on urban planning studies for Lowertown Ottawa and universities.
Fonds consist of architectural drawings relating to 1027 projects of Murray & Murray (1938-2002), pertaining primarily to commercial, residential, educational, religous and government projects located in Ottawa and other areas of Ontario. A number of international projects are also represented, including: Ireland, England, Jordan, Malawi, Malaysia and Australia.
Fonds also contains photographs and slides of major architectural projects of Murray & Murray Associates in Ottawa and vicinity, 1966-1984.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Murray & Murray Associates : Timothy V. Murray, studied architecture and urban planning at University College, Dublin and Liverpool University, graduating in 1953. His brother Patrick followed a similar path, graduating in 1956. In 1957, after an early career in Ireland, Tim Murray accepted a year long contract in Iraq, but circumstances changed and he came to Canada instead to work for the Department of Public Works. After leaving the public service, he became a partner in the firm Bemi & Murray (1959-1961). After working in the West Indies, Pat Murray migrated to Canada and was briefly employed by Hart Massey. In 1961 he became his brother's partner in the firm which, after many changes was utlimately known as Murray & Murray Architects & Planning Consultants. At first the firm specialized in Ottawa area churches and educational institutions. It gradually broadened its base, obtaining commissions in the Maritimes, in Ireland and Malawi, for example, opening offices in Toronto and Dublin and venturing into urban planning, transportation facilties, embassies and office or commercial buildings. The Ottawa practice received numerous large-scale commissions in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and New Brunswick as well as in the United States and Malawi. In Ottawa, these include Notre Dame Convent and St. Patrick's High School, Algonquin College, buildings for the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Orléans Shopping Centre, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Kanata Town Centre, Conference Board of Canada, Courthouse for the County of Ottawa-Carleton and Ottawa International Airport. Various churches, rectories and parish halls as well as schools were designed for clients in Eastern Ontario such as St. Mary's College in Brockville, St. Mark's Church in Prescott and Iona Academy in St. Raphael. In New Brunswick, work included the planning and design of the University of New Brunswick and office buildings for the Department of Fisheries. International work included the Natural Resources College, an educational facility in Malawai. Timothy and Patrick Murray retired from the partnership in 2003 and the firm was acquired by I.B.I. Group. Both were quite active within their professions and community, Pat serving as mayor of Rockliffe Park from 1985 to 2000.Finding aid:Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid. MSS1974 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000531.pdfArchitectural, technical drawings (Paper) A project listing is available in the main reference room for consultation. (90: Open)Architectural drawings (Electronic) A project list is available only on premises. (90: Open)Additional information:General Note:Acquired in 1992, 1993 and 2003 from Murray & Murray Associates Inc. of Ottawa., Many projects were reviewed in specialized and general litterature. Following is a selective bibliography of such articles including some by Pat or Tim Murray :
Lynch, Charles, "Up from Ashes", University of Ottawa Press, 1981, 158 pp.
(Tim Murray is mentioned, p. 15)
Simmins, Geoffrey, "Ontario Association of Architects. A Centennial History 1889-1989", University of Toronto Press, 1989, 313 pp.
(A photograph of Colonel By Pavilion, Ottawa U. appears on p. 219)
"10 cool ideas for Lansdowne - Speedskating anyone", in the "Ottawa Citizen", October 27 2007, pp A1, B1-B5.
(Firm of Murray and Murray is mentioned)
"495 Richmond Road, Ottawa" in "Edifice", September 1984, p. 8.
(Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton building is mentioned)
"A Guide to Architectural Photographers" in "The Canadian Architect Yearbook", 1968, pp 64-70.
(Notre Dame (campanile) is mentioned)
"Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa" in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 17, No. 3, August 1972, pp 52-55.
"An International View" in "Architecture Canada", vol. 49, no. 1, pp 7-8.
(Canadian architects on the international scene. Firm of Murray and Murray is mentioned)
"Architecture With Impact" in the "Ottawa Citizen", June 30 2007, pp B1-B3.
(Tim Murray is quoted)
"At Home in Nature" in the "Ottawa Citizen", July 16, 2006, pp B4-B5.
(Tim Murray mentioned in article)
"Awards" in "The Canadian Architect'', vol. 34, no. 1, January 1989, pp 6-8.
"Canadian Coast Guard College, Point Edward, N.S." in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 34, No. 6, June 1989, pp 24-25.
"Church of the Divine Infant", March 3, 1987.
"CIE invite Tara St Proposals" in the "Irish Times [?]", 11-12-2002.
(Article on the proposal for the rail station in Dublin, Ireland)
"Courts building makes a strong case for innovation" in "Canadian Building News" issue 3, 1987, pp 12-15.
(Ottawa courthouse is one of the projects reviewed)
"Divine Infant Church, Orleans, Ontario" in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 37 No. 4 April 1992, pp 29-30.
"Eire Schule" in "The Architects' Journal", vol. 175, no. 10, 10 March 1982, pp. 48-51.
(Murray & Murray, winners in Irish competion for St. Kilian High School in Dublin)
"Grand Opening. Palladium. Grande première", 1996, 144 pp.
(Souvenir programme for the opening of the building. Murray & Murray Associates mantioned as the planning and designers of the builing)
"Lansdowne Park Development Study, Ottawa, Murray & Murray" in "The Canadian Architect Yearbook 1973", pp 46-50.
"Lansdowne Park Redevelopment We've been here before"
"Les Pères Basiliens érigeront une église de forme circulaire" in "Le Droit" Mercredi, 6 avril 1960, p 3.
(Article re. St-Basile, Ottawa)
"Library" in "The Canadian Architect", vol. 14, no. 11, November 1969, p 51.
(University of Ottawa Library)
"Merit Award : Murray & Murray Griffiths & Rankin, Ottawa" inThe Canadian Architect", Vol. 26, No. 3, March 1981, pp 32-33.
(Competition proposal for Edmonton City Hall)
"Nepean Fire Hall & Health Unit Ottawa, Ontario" in "Massey Medals for Architecture, 1984" p. 65.
(This project won an award for Murray and Murray)
"News" in "Progressive Architecture", May 1995. pp 31-46.
(Ottawa City Hall, p. 38-39, is one of the projects reviewed)
"Notre Dame High School Campus, Ottawa, Ontario" in "Canadian Catholic Institutions" vol. 9, no. 3, pp 18-23.
"Office Development for Tara Street approved" in "The Irish Times"", Friday September 13 2002.
(A controversial architectural project in Ireland in partnership with Murray and Murray)
"Organizing for Offshore Work" in "The Canadian Architect", vol. 24, no. 8, August 1979, p. 20-22.
(Article by T.V. Murray)
"Ottawa City hall" in "The Canadian Architect"", Vol. 40, No. 2, February 1995, pp 16-21.
"Ottawa Courthouse and Registry Office" in "Edifice", May 1984, p. 3.
"Ottawa Courthouse and Registry Office" in "The Canadian Architect", vol. 32, no. 4, April 1987, pp 20-25.
"Ottawa International Airport 50th Anniversary", in "Update", supplement to the "Ottawa Citizen", February 6 1988.
(Tim Murray is mentioned)
"Ottawa's New City Hall - Problems Continue" in "Ontario Planning Journal"", vol. 4, number 1, March April 1989, p 18.
(On the conflict opposing Tim Murray to the Council of the city of Ottawa for the planning fees)
"Perspective" in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 16, no. 11, November 1971, p. 6.
(Mention of award given to Murray and Murray for Algonquin college of applied arts)
"Profile Murray Murray & Partners" in "Build" January 1979 pp 9-11.
"Project review" in "The Canadian Architect yearbook", 1965, pp 76-88.
(Monastery, St. Mary's College Brockville, p. 86, is one of the projects reviewed)
"RIAI Conference" in "The Bulletin" number 44, November 1983, pp 14-16.
(Tim Murray, guest speaker at the conference)
"Saint Columban Parish Center, Cornwall, Ontario" in "Canadian Catholic Institutions", vol. 4, no. 5, September-October, 1962, pp 40-48.
"Saint Kilian's Deutsche Schule Ideas competition 1981"
(Review of competion entries including Murray & Murray's)
"Saint Killian's Deutsche Schule" in "Irish Architect" Number 62, June-July-August 1987, pp 25-27,
(St. Kilian High School in Dublin)
"Shaping the Skyline" in "Ottawa Business Life", pp 16-20, April 1989, 43-49.
(Murray & Murray firm is mentioned in article)
"St. Mary's Church and Rectory" in "Process: Architecture. A Perspective of Modern Canadian Architecture", no. 5, 1978 pp 202-205.
"Sussex Site Captures Design Prize" in the "Ottawa Citizen", October 9 2007, pp B1, B8.
(A prize-winning building by Murray & Murray & Associates. Illustrated)
"The Sixties: A decade of innovation?" in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 16, No. 7, July 1971, p 47-51, 57.
(Opinion by Tim Murray)
"The Urban Process" in "The Appraisal Journal", vol. XLII, no. 2, April 1974, pp 302-304.
(Article by T.V. Murray)
"Turning a dream into reality" in the "Otawa Cizizen", July 26 1995.
(Article re. the Ottawa Palladium. Illustrated)
"University Cost Study" in "The Canadian Architect", Vol. 17, no. 11, November 1972, pp 30-43.
(Systems Dimensions Limited Building in Ottawa is mentioned, p. 41)Subject heading:
- Ashbury College (Ottawa, Ont.)
- University of Ottawa
- Ottawa (Ont.) - Architecture Timothy V. Murray
- Architecture - Canada Patrick Murray
- City planning Canada House (London, UK)
- CFB Gagetown (Gagetown, NB)
- Carleton Roman Catholic School Board (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Extendicare Skilled Nursing Centre (Nepean, Ont.)
- Japanese Embassy (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Kanata Town Centre (Kanata, Ont.)
- Lowertown (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Merivale Mall (Nepean, Ont.)
- Mitel Corporation (Kanata, Ont.)
- Natural Resources College (Malawi)
- Nepean High School (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Place d'Orleans (Cumberland, Ont.)
- Rideau Centre (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Supreme Court (Ottawa, Ont.)
- University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)
- Aughinish Alumina Ltd. (Limerick, Ireland)
- Canadian Hospital Association (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Carleton Board of Education (Nepean, Ont.)
- Carleton Place Shopping Centre (Carleton Place, Ont.)
- Citicom Inc. Canlands Property (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Commercial Centre (Amman, Jordan)
- Great Northern Capital Corp. Ltd. (Kemptville, Ont.)
- Grey Sisters of Immaculate Conception (Pembroke, Ont.)
- Homesmith Properties Ltd. (Kemptville, Ont.)
- Manotick Mews Shopping Centre (Manotick, Ont.)
- OC Transpo. Pinecrest Transit Garage (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Ottawa Sikh Society (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Papal Alter (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Rideau Tennis & Squash Club (Ottawa, Ont.)
- St. Elizabeths Roman Catholic Church (Ottawa, Ont.)
- St. Laurent Funeral Home (Gloucester, Ont.)
- St. Mary's Church (Morrisburg, Ont.)
- St. Mary's Separate School (Chesterville, Ont.)
- St. Margaret Mary's Church (Ottawa, Ont.)
- St. Patrick's Oblate Residence (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Saudi Arabia Embassy (Ottawa, Ont.)
- Stanley Land Ltd. (Ottawa, Ont.)
Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyrights. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
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