Friedman House, 1953/ 2016
- Constructed 1953/ 2016
- Location Vancouver, BC
Frederic Lasserre, 1953
D'Arcy Jones Architects, 2016
- Landscape Architect
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, 1953/ 2016
- Use Dwelling
Sitting amongst the slopes of the University Endowment Lands at the University of British Columbia, the Sydney Friedman House stands as one of the early examples of West Coast Modernism, and as one of the many illustrations of how, after many decades, these buildings continue to endure as spaces for modern living, connected materially, spatially, and experientially to their surroundings. The house was designed by Frederic Lasserre, Architect and founding director of the UBC School of Architecture, for Sydney M. Friedman, M.D. and Constance Livingstone Friedman, Ph.D., both of whom held positions in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Following its sale in 2016, extensive renovations and restoration of the home was undertaken, designed by D’Arcy Jones Architecture with Postle Design Build.
- “Tech Millionaire steps in to save historic Friedman House,” Kerry Gold. May 5, 2016. The Globe and Mail.
- “A Modernist gem falls victim to Vancouver’s housing market,” Kerry Gold. April 22, 2016. The Globe and Mail.
- “Renovations–Design Legacy,” Michael Harris. April 1, 2014. Western Living Magazine.