Fonds JH - Jon Hobbs fonds

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Jon Hobbs fonds

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  • Architectural drawing
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  • 1964-1991 (Creation)
    Hobbs, Jon F.

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  • 3,001 architectural drawings
  • 8 photographs

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Jon F. Hobbs is an architect who worked on original projects, heritage sites as well as historic buildings in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. During the years 1979-1983 Hobbs was a partner in the Architectural firm Turczyn and Hobbs. Between, 1983-1995 Hobbs became the principal architect for his own firm, Jon Hobbs, Architect and Planner. Hobbs graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1972. In 1979 he obtained a Masters of Planning (Urban and Regional) from Queen's University. Since 1980 Hobbs has been a member of both the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Between the years, 1980-1986 Jon Hobbs was a member of the Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee. Between 1987-1988 Hobbs held the position of Vice President of the Ontario Association of Architects and in 1986-1988 he held the position of Councillor. Hobbs also held the Design Manager position for Design West, in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Jon Hobbs also was a founding member of the Canada Green Building Council that organized, trained and administered a green building rating system in Canada. In 1991 Jon Hobbs received the award for Architectural Excellence from the Ontario Association of Architects.

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The initial accession of material was received on January 23, 2009 by the Carleton University Archives and Research Collections. No further accruals are expected.

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This fonds consists of five series. The series are as follows: Private residences; Corporate projects; Government projects; Church plans; and Miscellaneous sketches, plans, proposals.

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Architectural project plans (item level) are located in the Architectural Drawings Database.

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