Six winning entries have been selected in the 15th International Garden Festival competition of Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens for 2014. The competition attracted 293 proposals for contemporary gardens, submitted from 35 countries. One of the winning entries, Méristème by Montréal collective Châssi, includes Ph.D.
Prof. Aaron Sprecher's co-edited book (with Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa), Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture, has been published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Designed by Atelier Pastille Rose, the bright yellow, 350-page tome features 48 contributions by a wide range of architects and researchers, including Prof. Martin Bressani, David Theodore (Assistant Prof., as of August 2014), and former Sheff Visiting Professor Michael Wen-Sen Su.
Thibodeau Architecture + Design (J. Robert Thibodeau, Principal, B.Arch.
Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes (FGMDA) has received two Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage for the following projects: Jean-Talon Station / Loblaws and Harbour Commission Building / Club 357c. In 2013, the
An exhibition of 12 projects created this semester by the Urban Design and Housing studio in the School (ARCH 603) and by three studios at the École d'architecture at Laval. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vernissage: Monday 25 November 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ) awarded the Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel Prize to 30 public figures in a variety of fields for their contribution to the development of urban planning in Quebec. Emeritus Professor Adrian Sheppard was amongst the prize recipients at the gala held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal on October 23, 2013. The citation reads as follows:
An exhibition of student work from Sketching School 2013 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vernissage: Monday 28 October at 5:00 p.m.
The undergraduate and graduate programs at the School have been highlighted by Spacing magazine (Fall 2013) as producing top graduates. The Toronto-based publication surveyed more than 120 “professional city builders” on the abilities of graduates in Urban Planning, Architecture and Architectural Studies, and Landscape and Environmental Design. The citations for McGill read as follows:
Undergraduate: “Faculty availability, studio space, and other resources are rated best-in-class. Graduates carry a good reputation when it comes to design and building science.”
An exhibition of art by students at the School. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vernissage: Monday 30 September at 5:00 p.m. (Followed by Michael Hansmeyer lecture in Room G-10 at 6:00 p.m.)
Prof. Martin Bressani has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant in the amount of $248,093 (over five years). The title of his research is “Architecture and the Environmental Tradition: The Atmospheric in British Architecture from 1750 to 1850.” The co-applicants on the project are Jodey C. Castricano (UBC), Marc Grignon (Laval), and Nicholas Roquet (U de M). The collaborators are Profs. Annmarie Adams and Aaron Sprecher, both of McGill.