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ⓘ John Smith Archibald was a Canadian architect. Of Scottish descent, he arrived in Montreal in 1893. He worked as chief architect in Edward Maxwells cabinet. Arc ..




                                     

ⓘ John Smith Archibald

John Smith Archibald was a Canadian architect. Of Scottish descent, he arrived in Montreal in 1893. He worked as chief architect in Edward Maxwells cabinet. Archibald and his colleague Charles Saxe then started their own firm until 1915. Archibald was president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 1924-1925 and was elected a fellow in 1930. He built several prominent hotels for Canadian National Railway, including the Windsor Hotel, Chateau Laurier, Halifax Hotel, and the Hotel Vancouver. He also worked on several projects in Montreal, including the Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple, the Emmanuel Congregational Church, and the Ecole polytechnique de Montreal. Other significant commissions included the Montreal Forum, Baron Byng High School, Elizabeth Ballantyne School, the Queen’s University gymnasium and swimming pool in Kingston, and three Montreal hospitals: the Royal Edward Institute, the Montreal Convalescent Hospital, and St. Marys Hospital.