Fondo F 418 - Joseph Pettick fonds

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Título apropiado

Joseph Pettick fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Documento textual
  • Material gráfico
  • Dibujo arquitectónico
  • Dibujo técnico
  • Material cartográfico
  • Electronic record
  • Microform

Título paralelo

Description type

Título declaración de responsabilidad

Título notas

Nivel de descripción


Institución archivística

Código de referencia

F 418

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

Mención de proyección (cartográfica)

Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)

Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación


  • 1954-2005 (Creación)
    Pettick, Joseph, 1924-2010

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

9248 architectural drawings
56 presentation panels
727 photographs
15.180m of textual records
7733 photographs : slides, col.; 35 mm
4 computer disks
809 microfiche sheets
3 maps

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Nombre del productor


Historia biográfica

Joseph Pettick was born in Nyirparasnya, Hungary on October 8, 1924. His family immigrated to Kipling, Saskatchewan in 1927 and settled in Regina in 1929. Pettick completed his primary and secondary school education in Regina. During The Second World War, Pettick worked, from 1939 to 1942, as a machinist and tool designer for Regina Industries Ltd. in the manufacture of anti-tank guns. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served as a stoker aboard the HMCS Stone Town engaged in convoy duty in the North Atlantic.

Pettick's architectural career began in 1946 as an apprentice with Portnall & Stock Architects. He was registered as an architect with the Saskatchewan Association of Architects in 1954 and started his own firm, Joseph Pettick Architect Ltd., that same year. In 1955, Pettick attended the School of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, where he studied Aesthetic Design, City Planning, and Structural and Mechanical Engineering. In 1996, Pettick enlarged his business by forming P3 Architecture (Pettick Phillips Partners Architects Ltd.) in partnership with Colin Phillips.

As of 2005, Pettick had executed over 1000 commissions, either as sole practitioner or as a member of a partnership. His buildings define the skyline of Regina, the most recognizable being the SaskPower Building (1963), City Hall (1976), the SaskTel Building, and the Bank of Montreal (1981).

Pettick received special recognition for his accomplishments including a Massey Medal for Architecture (1961); election to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1967); the naming of the shelter and administrative premises of the Regina Humane Society “The Joseph Pettick Animal Shelter” (1983); the B.O.M.A. Award for Design for the Bank of Montreal provincial office building (1988); election to Life Membership, Saskatchewan Association of Architects (2002); an honourary Life Membership, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (2004); an Honorary Life Member, Regina Construction Association (2005); an Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Regina (2005); and the investiture into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2005).

Pettick sat on various boards and associations, both locally and nationally including: the Saskatchewan Association of Architects; the Regina Housing Authority; the Structural Advisory Group of the National Research Council; the Saskatchewan Construction Council; the Saskatchewan Design Council and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. His interest in societal issues produced numerous treatises and publications related to governmental reform, nuclear energy, and northern development.

Pettick died in Regina on September 12, 2010.

Historial de custodia

Luigi Mazzotti of P3 Architecture Partnership donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2011: 2011-003 (January 6, 2011).

Alcance y contenido

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Joseph Pettick of Regina, Saskatchewan in his architectural career and in his personal life. The types of records included are: architectural, technical and presentation drawings; project files; project specifications and bidding information; personal files; photographs and slides. Various files contain product samples relating to specific projects.

The fonds consists of five series: Project Files; Specifications; Personal Files; Architectural Drawings; and Slides. The series are arranged in chronological order. The Architectural Drawings series and Specifications series are also grouped by project number. The Slides series has been arranged into five sub-series.

The Architectural Drawings series, Project Files series and Specifications series relate to the business activity carried out by Pettick while operating Joseph Pettick Architect Ltd. and later P3 Architecture. The Personal Files series contains biographical information; correspondence; published and unpublished papers; and media releases. The Slides series relates to both Pettick's business activity and personal life.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Records are in good physical condition.

Origen del ingreso

Joseph Pettick donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in five accessions between 2004 and 2008: R2004-251 (August 18, 2004); R2005-189 (April 17, 2005); R2005-282 (August 2, 2005); R2005-380 (December 13, 2005) and 2008-156 (March 20, 2008).


The Architectural Drawings series, Project File series and Specifications series were arranged chronologically by project number by the archival assistant. The Personal series was arranged in original order as received by the donor. Wherever possible, original titles were used at the file level. Other titles were supplied by the archival assistant. The Slides series was arranged by geographic regions by the archivist.
Photographs, shop drawings and product samples have been retained in the files to preserve context.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Microform sheet copies are available for certain architectural records in this series.

Restricciones de acceso

Records are open for research use, but terms of use apply.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records may be subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act and/ or a donor agreement.

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

Instrumentos de descripción

SAFA 207 consists of a fonds description, series descriptions, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of architectural drawings and some of the slides.

Uploaded finding aid

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Further accruals are expected.

Nota general

Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell; Regina - Hillsdale; Regina - Henderson

Descripción física

The extents of the shop drawings and objects have not been included in the extents given at the series or fonds levels.


Restriction record identifier: 2041

Restriction record created: 2015-08-25 by KMAJOR

Status of records review:
Access to records open. Records review conclusion based on information about the accession, fonds, series, or collection. Copyright restrictions. Written permission of Joseph Pettick (or Luigi Mazzotti or Mrs. Janet Pettick) required for copying or duplication of any documents for an architect or engineer or their agents, or for the purpose or practice of architecture or engineering, or of litigation.

Restrictions information:
Basis: agreement
Determination date: 2015-08-25
Expiry date: 2005-02-11

Agreement type: donor
Agreement name: Pettick, Joseph
Agreement agent: Mazzotti, Luigi
Agreement notes: Copyright restrictions. Written permission of Joseph Pettick (or Luigi Mazzotti or Mrs. Janet Pettick) required for copying or duplication of any documents for an architect or engineer or their agents, or for the purpose or practice of architecture or engineering, or of litigation.

Path to rights/restrictions documentation: J:\Restrict_Rights_Assoc_Doc\Pettick_Joseph.pdf


Archival staff replaced the original file folders with acid-free folders and removed elastic bands, staples and other fasteners from textual records. Newspaper clippings were photocopied. Slides and photographs were placed in polypropylene sleeves.

Designaciones alfanuméricas

Architectural Drawings: R-P 86; AD-943 (1)-(43) to AD-947 (1)-(23).
Slides: R-C14643 to R-C22375
Maps: CM-23, CM-24

Identificador/es alternativo(os)

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Área de número estándar

Número estándar

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por materia

Puntos de acceso por lugar

Puntos de acceso por autoridad

Tipo de puntos de acceso

Área de control

Identificador de registro de descripción

F 418

Identificador de la institución

Reglas o convenciones

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

Estado de elaboración


Nivel de detalle

Idioma de descripción

  • inglés

Escritura de la descripción

  • latín


Contents of the fonds.

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