Yolles: A Canadian Engineering Legacy by Beth Kapusta & John McMinn

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Yolles : A Canadian Engineering Legacy by Beth Kapusta & John McMinn

4to. pp. vii, 171. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. bibliography. index. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, [2002].

ISBN-10: 1550549332 / ISBN-13: 9781550549331


A rich visual history of one of North America's premier engineering firms and the extraordinary buildings this company engineered.

Fifty years after it was founded, the Yolles Partnership continues the larger-than-life engineering tradition on which Canada was built. But its legacy-thousands of structures to date-constitutes an important architectural record of the styles and the statements that have predominated over the last half century. From modernism through structural expression, Yolles celebrates the vision of Morden Yolles and Roland Bergmann and some of the firm's legendary technical accomplishments.

Throughout the years, the Yolles Partnership worked with a who's who of Canada's finest architects, including such notables as Peter Dickinson, Irving Grossman and Ray Moriyama, and international luminaries Cesar Pelli and Norman Foster, among others. They designed the structures of some of the country's most memorable buildings. Among them are First Canadian Place, Champlain College at Trent University, Galleria and Heritage Square at BCE Place. Overseas projects included such structures as New York's Battery Park and the famed Docklands Light Railway roof at Canary Wharf in London, England.

Designed by Bruce Mau Design, and using narrative, photographs and drawings relating to many of Canada's best-known structures, Yolles provides a fascinating record of modern building in Canada.