A team of four students from the School has won first prize in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel in Quebec City for the design of their room, I Love Lamp. The winning students from the professional M.Arch. program - Newsha Ghaeli, Naomi Hébert, Brian Muthaliff and Maria Nikolova - received their prize at the opening of the Ice Hotel on Friday 18 January 2013 from Serge Péloquin, Artistic Director, and René Champagne, standing in for the Président d'honneur of the competition, Gilles Saucier.
Students from the schools of architecture and design at Laval, McGill, U de M and UQAM were invited to design a room in snow and ice for the Ice Hotel, and over 30 teams made submissions. The team from UQAM received second prize and the team from Laval came in third. The three winning teams all had their designs built as rooms at the Ice Hotel.