Atelier Big City has won a Prix d'excellence en architecture 2017 from the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) in the category Bâtiments et ensembles résidentiels de type multifamilial for their housing project U. The principals of Atelier Big City are Clifford C.F. Wong Professor of Practice Howard Davies, Randy Cohen, and Anne Cormier (all B.Arch. 1982).
Ph.D. student Maria Valentina Davila has won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship in the amount of $60,000 for research supporting her dissertation topic, "Women on the home front: Venezuelan domestic workers and the acquisition of architecture."
Prof. Martin Bressani, Director of the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, has been appointed to the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Architecture for a seven-year term. The Chair was established on May 23, 1896 with the purpose of establishing a chair of professorship for architecture. The appointment was announced by Prof. Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), on October 16, 2017, and is retroactive to September 1, 2017. Prof.
rzlbd’s 100 has received a commendation in the hand-drawn category at the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, and the World Architecture Festival. It will be displayed in November at the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin, and then the winning and shortlisted entries will be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from February 21 to April 14, 2018.
From the McGill Reporter (26 September 2017):
PhD student Dustin Valen has been named the FRQSC (Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture) Étudiant-chercheur étoile in Fonds Société et culture for September 2017. Please see this FRQSC webpage for more information on his reasearch.
From the Hydro-Québec press release (August 29, 2017):
McGill University and Concordia University students are teaming up as the sole Canadian entry in the prestigious international housing design competition
From the Aga Khan Foundation Canada website:
PhD student Tanya Southcott has won one of three 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships. Southcott won a $5,000 scholarship for writing an illustrated 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Please describe the moment—the circumstances, the nature of the event—when you decided to become an architect, or when you knew that your decision to become an architect was the right one.
From the RAIC website:
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced the 2017 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video. PhD student Dustin Valen has won the Founders’ JSAH Article Award for “On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 4 (December 2016): 403–423.
M.Arch. student Luis Alvarez has won the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research.
Adjunct Professor Andrew King has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017.
Numerous McGill alumni have been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017. Giovanni Diodati (BSc[Arch] 1988, BArch 1990) is a Senior Associate at EVOQ and a heritage materials conservation specialist.
Prof. Robert Mellin has been elected President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The RCA is an honorary organization of established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than thirty visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video, and digital art.