Students at the School have won five of the seven prizes awarded at the 18th Interuniversity Charrette on February 25, 2013. First Prize was shared by two teams, both from McGill: The Cloud (Fouzi Ouadhi, Razvan Gheti, Sarah Wu Martinez, Luis Orozco and Zhiyao Chen) and Antidote (Hubert Lemieux, Alexandre Lapierre and Kim Landry).
Chemin de ronde / Wall-walk. An exhibition on Spanish Baroque fortifications. Photographs by Ricardo L. Castro. Installation by Suresh Perera. Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. Vernissage: Wednesday 13 March at 5:30 p.m.
An exhibition of student work from the Summer 2012 Wilfred Truman Shaver Scholarship trip to Germany. Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. Vernissage: Tuesday 26 February at 5:00 p.m.
Professor Michael Jemtrud is the winner of this year's Institut de recherche en histoire de l'architecture (IRHA) $25,000 award ("Opening up the disciplines: Innovative approaches to the built environment") for his project The Working Models Forum: A Fabricating Aesthetics Initiative. Collaborators include Professor Alanna Thain (McGill), Maria Mingallon (Arup), Maxime Moreau (Open Form Architecture), Jason Crow and Philam Nguyen (McGill). Additional participants, dates and event venues will be determined.
An exhibition of student work from Sketching School 2012 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. Fermissage: Wednesday 13 February at 5:00 p.m.
The winners of the Warming Huts v.2013: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice have been announced. Three huts were chosen from the open submission process; one was selected from a separate University of Manitoba competition, and yet another is being designed, and built in Winnipeg, by Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies, Randy Cohen and Anne Cormier, all B.Arch. 1982). Endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects, the competition received over 100 entries this year.
Recent (2012) M.Arch. (professional) graduates Marie-Ève Lamarre and Caileigh MacKellar have won an Honourable Mention in the competition Crossing Borders – Design Responses to Global Issues in the Developing World for their project "Off the Wall, Jacmel, Haiti," developed in the summer studio taught by Francisca Insulza at the School during May and June of 2012.
"SPMB | Practising Public Space." Eduardo Aquino graduated in Architecture and Urban Studies in Brazil and worked with architects Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Oscar Niemeyer before coming to Canada in 1988. Here he has collaborated with artists Irene Whittome, Tony Brown, Dan Graham, Tadashi Kawamata, Jana Sterbak, Rodney Graham, Arni Haraldsson among others.
"Shifts: Architecture after the 20th Century." Hans Ibelings is an architectural critic and historian. He founded the magazine A10, new European architecture, together with Arjan Groot in 2004, which until recently he ran and edited. He studied art history and archeology in Amsterdam. As a curator he has worked for several years in the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam. He has taught at various schools in the Netherlands and abroad, including in Rotterdam, Lausanne and Belgrade.
Canadian Architect has announced the winners of the 2012 Awards of Excellence, given each year to architects and architecture graduates for buildings in the design stage.