Tegen, Robert F.

TEGEN, Robert F. (fl. 1910-18), with his business partner 'Mr. Vezina', was active in Portland, Oregon and can be credited with the design of two projects in British Columbia commissioned by the Roman Catholic Diocese. In 1911 they prepared plans for a mannered Renaissance Revival scheme for St. Paul's Roman Catholic Hospital, Burrard Street, VANCOUVER, B.C., 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 6 Sept. 1911, 61, t.c.; xxvi, 6 Nov. 1912, 50, illus. & descrip.; Province [Vancouver], 11 Jan. 1912, 12, illus. & descrip.). The following year they were commissioned to design, in a similar distinctive style, a substantial Parish Hall and School for Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Haro Street, VANCOUVER, B.C., 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 5 March 1913, 70, t.c.; dwgs. Vancouver City Archives). In Portland their best known work was Ringler's Cotillion Hall (1914), now a national landmark (inf. Oregon Historical Society; Portland Public Library; biog. in Richard E. Ritz, Architects of Oregon, 2002, 383; D. Luxton, Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003,484, 520)