Eva Hollo Vecsei


General Information


Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: August 21, 1930

Birth City: Vienna

Birth Country: Austria

Resident City: Montreal

Resident State/Province: Quebec

Resident Country: Canada

Notes: also from C.V.

Archive/Repository: Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Ms2000-077

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Specialties


Subject: Pioneering woman in architecture in Canada

Description: Large urban projects, residential, commercial, religous, and civic projects

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Jobs


Employer: University of Technical Sciences, Budapest, School of Architecture

Title: Assistant professor

City: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Start Date: 1952

End Date: 1954


Employer: Architectural Institute of Residential Design (Lakoterv)

Title: Designer/architect

City: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Start Date: 1953

End Date: 1956

Notes: Housing for miners, Tatabany


Employer: Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold and Sise Architects

Title: Associate/Designer

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1958

End Date: 1971


Employer: Dimakopoulos Associates

Title: Designer

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1971

End Date: 1973


Employer: Eva Vecsei Architect

Title: Principal

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1973

End Date: 1980

Notes: 1973-78 La Cite; high-density mixed use project on four city blocks downtown Montreal; 1976-77 City Center Karachi (design concept); 1978-80 Trade and Commerce Center Karachi, Pakistan Consultant to Yasmeen Lari Architect


Employer: Vecsei/Panzini Architects

Title: Partner

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1980

End Date: 1984

Notes: 1500 Maisonneuve Blvd. Low-rise office building; The Quebec Bar Association Headquarter, Old Montreal


Employer: Vecsei Architects

Title: Co-principal with husband, Andre Vecsei, architect

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1984

End Date: 2005

Notes: Elementary school for College Marie de France, Montreal; Municipal Library, Dollard des Ormeaux; Municipal Library, Saint Lambert; Centre Cultural, Dollard des Ormeaux; Extension of Sport Center, Dollard des Ormeaux; Manoir Montefiore, Cote-St-Luc; Ark and Artworks for the Beth


Collaborators



Apprenticeships


No apprenticeships on record


Awards


Name: Award of Excellence

Description: Given by Canadian Architect Magazine

Date Received: 1983


Name: Medal of Merit

Description: Ordre des Architectes du Quebec

Date Received: 2004


Name: Greenway Almanac of Architecture and Design

Description: recognized Vecsei as one of the preeminent women in architecture and design of the 20th century

Date Received: 2003


Name: Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Date Received: 1983


Exhibitions


Title: Union Internationale des Architects

Description: 27th Congress

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada


Title: Travelling Canadian Exhibition

Description: Travelling exhibit in Europe


Title: La Cite Lineaire

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States


Title: La Cite and Centre Karachi

Description: Exhibition of Intemational Federation of Women Architects,Centre Georges Pompidou

City: Paris

State: Ile-de-France

Country: France

Start Date: January 01, 1980


Notable Projects


Title: Le Projet de La Cite a Montreal

Description: Massive project included on 7 acres including underground galley of shops

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: 1973

Notes: Redevelopment on 7 acres, mixed-use, high-density complex, $120 million,


Title: Place Benaventure

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Life Science Building, Dalhousie University

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Halifax

State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Student Center, McGill University

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Laval Civic Center: City Hall and Police Headquarters

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Laval

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Church of Saint Thomas D'Aquin

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Saint Lambert

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Church of Saint Gerard Magella

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Saint-Jean

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Pavilion George Frederic

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Drummondville

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Killam Library

Description: Massey Award winning project

City: Halifax

State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Notes: During employment at Affleck, Desbarrats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold & Sise Architects, 1958-1971


Title: Karachi Trade and Commerce Center

Description: Master plan and preliminary concept for a mixed-use development of 1.5 million square feet (government offices, residential units, bus terminal, parking, and bazaar infrastructure

City: Karachi

Country: Pakistan

Start Date: January 01, 1983

Notes: Invited to confer with Yasmin Lari on this project.


Education


Institution: Budapesti Muszaki Egyetem (University of Technical Sciences)

Department: Architecture

Degree: Diploma in Architecture

End Date: 1952


Licensing


No licenses on record


Professional Affiliations


Organization: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Role: Fellow

Start Date: 1988


Organization: American Institute of Architects

Role: Honorary fellow

Start Date: 1990


Organization: Ordre des Architectes du Qu├ębec

Role: Member

Start Date: 1964

End Date: 2004


Publications By


No publications by on record


Publications About


Title: Eva Hollo Vecsei

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: ARQ/Architecture Quebec

Volume: April issue

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: April 1988

Notes:


Title: Leading Women Architects and Designers of the 20th Century

Author: Cramer, James P. (editor)

Publication: Almanac of Architecture and Design 2003

Publisher: Green Way and Design Counsel House Research

City: Atlanta

State: Georgia

Country: United States

Date Published: 2003

Url:


Title: Women in Canadian Architecture

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Canada's History (formerly The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine)

Publisher: Canada's National History Society

City: Winnepeg

State: Manitoba

Country: Canada

Date Published: 2000

Url:


Title: Encyclopedia of Contemporary Architects

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Book

Publisher: St. Martin Press

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Date Published: 1980

Url:


Title: Title not given

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Architectural Record

Issue: January

Publisher: Architectural Record

Country: Canada

Date Published: 1978

Url:


Title: Les Batisseurs de la cite

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Edition Association Canadienne-Francaise pour l'Avancement des Sciences

Publisher: Association Canadienne-Francaise pour l'Avancement des Sciences

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: 1993

Url:


Title: Eva Vecsei

Author: Viloria, James

Publication: The Canadian Encyclopedia.com>Biography>Architects web page

Publisher: The Canadian Encyclopedia © 2011 Historica-Dominion

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: January 04, 2011

Url: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009290



Title: Eva Vecsei: Montreal's Architects

Author: Hamel, Alexis (photographer)

Publication: Website: Montreal's Architects

Publisher: Image Montreal:Pictures of Montreal ( MTL Province Quebec QC Canada)

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: December 22, 2010

Url: http://www.imtl.org/montreal/architecte_montreal.php?architect=Eva_Vecsei



Title: Un modele de lumiere architecturale

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Defi/Revue de l'Association des directeures de bibliotheques publiques du Quebec

Publisher: Association des Directeurs de Bibliotheques Publiques du Quebec

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: 1993


Title: Title of article not given

Author: [Author not given]

Publication: Canadian Architect Magazine

Volume: April Issue

Publisher: Business Information Group

City: Toronto

State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Date Published: 1992

Url:


Title: History of Modern Architecture

Author: Kosa, Zoltan

Publication: Book

Date Published: 1980

Url:


Title: Designing Women

Author: Adams, Annamarie and Pete Tancred

Publication: Publication

Publisher: University of Toronto

City: Toronto

State: Ontario

Country: Canada


Title: Television appearances

Author: [Author not given]

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: January 01, 1978

Notes: CBC, channel 2, April 10 and June 12, 1978; CFCF, channel 12, Montreal, March 26, 1978


Title: Television appearances

Author: [Author not given]

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Date Published: October 15, 1987

Notes: CFCF, channel 2, October 15, 1987


Title: Television appearances

Author: [Author not given]

City: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Date Published: February 29, 1992

Notes: HTV, Budapest, February 29, 1992


Title: Eva Vecsei - a brief biography

Author: Uglow, Jennifer S. and Maggy Hendry

Publication: The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography

Page: pg. 554

Publisher: University Press of New England

Date Published: June 06, 1999