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Michael Jemtrud

Associate Professor

Founding Director, Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation

Faculty Fellow in the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas

BA, BSc, BArch (Penn State), MArch (McGill), MRAIC

Macdonald-Harrington Building
Room 215C
Tel.: (514) 398-1619
michael [dot] jemtrud [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Courses given

Fall 2013

ARCH 303 Design and Construction 1 (6 credits)

ARCH 512 Architectural Modelling (3 credits)

PLAI 500 Adv Interdisc Humanities Sem (Movement Practices, Thought and Technique in Motion, 3 credits)

Winter 2014

ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (4 credits)

ARCH 626 Critical Design Strategies (3 credits)

Michael Jemtrud is an Associate Professor of Architecture at McGill University and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (McGill) where he is the lead on the “Arts and Ideas in Motion” research axis. He is the former Director of the School of Architecture at McGill (2007-11) and Founding Director of two award-winning research centres: the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (2007-current) and the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (2001-07, Ottawa).

His research focuses on redefining the contemporary understanding of technics relative to the models and productive metaphors by which we imaginatively reconfigure the world from the computational and fabricative to the emergent and environmental. Current sponsored research projects include “Modeling the Methodologies of Our Time” (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Research-creation in the fine arts (2011-14); “Arts and Ideas in Motion: Emerging publics and the creative economies of Montréal-Nashville-Belfast” (SSHRC McGill Collaborative Research and Development Fund (2013-14); “Working Models Forum” (L’institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture (2013-14); “The Future of Graduate Training in the Humanities” (SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Program, Paul Yachnin, PI (2013-14).

He has taught at the Ryerson University (2013), University of Toronto (2012), Carleton University (2000-07), The Pennsylvania State University (1996-2000). Professor Jemtrud has been awarded over $20 million in sponsored research funding over the past 13 years of teaching and research (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Canada Foundation for Innovation; Canadian Heritage; CANARIE; IBM; Autodesk; and others). He teaches courses and supervises graduate students in architectural and urban design, sustainable design, digital media, critical design strategies, contemporary & cultural theory, and the philosophy of technology. He holds a Passive House Tradesperson certification and was a Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2012). Professor Jemtrud has given many international lectures, juries, reviews and has published broadly with regard to his research creation and scholarly activity. He has received awards for technology development, scholarly works, and creative work.

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