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History and Theory of Architecture

"The Klepsydrae of Pan: 10/100 Days of the International Free

Adam's Box in Four Episodes

absent space: a recipe for forgetting

The Ocularist's Project: the unfinished reconstruction of "Olympia"

*or the mnemonic carnivore incident

A Box of Memory

Thaumatorama, No.1 - Montreal

la petite maison, revisited

Cyrano Evolved and the Architectural Proxy

McGill's History and Theory of Architecture Program has a long-standing international reputation. Students are able to draw from the wide-ranging expertise of the faculty of the School and the University. McGill's Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art which includes the Canadian Architecture Collection is one of the best in Canada for this specialty. In addition, our students have access to many first and early editions of architectural treatises housed within the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the McGill University Libraries.

The course of studies is further enriched by the presence of distinguished visitors, which have included architects, theoreticians, historians and philosophers such as Juhani Pallasmaa, Dalibor Vesely, George Hersey, Karsten Harries, David Levin, Edward Casey and Richard Kearney, among others.

The program is greatly enhanced by the proximity of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a unique institution that attracts internationally recognized scholars and with which the program works in close collaboration. The multiple resources of the Centre's library and archival collections are available for students doing thesis research.

The History and Theory M.Arch. option will not be offered in 2014-2015 due to the sabbatical leave of Prof. Alberto Pérez-Gómez (pending confirmation), but it will be offered as usual in 2015-2016. Please  note that Ph.D. admissions are not affected and are proceeding as usual.

Chora 6 continues a tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary research into architecture.


Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez launched Built upon Love Sep 13, 2006.