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2014 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence winners announced

Canadian Architect has announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence, given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage.

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Published on : 17 Dec 2014

Vikram Bhatt wins $50,000 Margolese National Design for Living Prize

From the Nov. 27, 2014, news announcement of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), University of British Columbia (UBC):

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Published on : 28 Nov 2014

Winners of the Montréal Space for Life (Biodôme Migration) International Architecture Competition announced

From the Nov. 26, 2014, press release of the Bureau de Design, Ville de Montréal:

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Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Julia Gersovitz receives the Harley J. McKee Award

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) presented Adjunct Professor Julia Gersovitz (B.Arch. 1975) on October 28, 2014, at the annual conference of the APT held in Quebec City, with their highest honour, the Harley J. McKee Award. Gersovitz is one of the founding partners of the architectural firm of Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet & Associés Architectes, with offices in Montreal and Toronto.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2014

Avi Friedman receives SBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Avi Friedman was among three distinguished Canadians – all architects – who were recognized by Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) for their outstanding contributions to creating a more sustainable built environment. The awards were handed out on October 2nd at the Green Building Festival held at Daniels Spectrum in the revitalized Regent Park community in downtown Toronto. The honourees received attractive 100% post-consumer recycled glass plaques and celebrated at a wine and cheese reception attended by two hundred industry peers.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2014

Matthieu Quiviger inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Five athletes, including Architecture alumnus Matthieu Quiviger, were inducted into to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The induction ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and was one of the opening events of  Homecoming Week celebrations.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2014

Exhibition of Radoslav Zuk’s design work in Lviv

An exhibition of Emeritus Professor Radoslav Zuk’s design work, entitled “Place, People, Time and Architecture,” was held at the Lviv Polytechnic National University, from September 29 to October 10, 2014, under the auspices of its Institute of Architecture.  The accompanying photo was taken at the formal opening of the exhibition; from left to right: Oleksandr Yarema  (Vice-president of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine), Prof. Bohdan Tscherkes (Director of the Institute of Architecture), Prof.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2014

Atelier TAG in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes wins Salle de spectacle de Saint-Jérôme competition

Atelier TAG in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes has won the Salle de spectacle de Saint-Jérôme competition.  Manon Asselin (B.Arch. 1992, M.Arch. 2001) is co-founder, with her partner Katsuhiro Yamazaki (B.Arch. 1996), of Atelier TAG. They were Gerald Sheff Visiting Professors in Architecture at the School during the Fall 2012 term.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2014

Amale Andraos named dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

Amale Andraos (BArch 1996) has been named dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Principal (with Dan Wood) of New York-based architecture firm WORKac, Andraos is currently on faculty at GSAPP, and she has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University in Beirut.

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Published on : 13 Aug 2014

Two Ph.D. students awarded TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants

Ph.D. students Heather Braiden and Ayca Koseoglu have received TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants for 2014. These grants are offered to doctoral students in architecture, in humanities and in social sciences in Canadian universities to facilitate access to the CCA Collection during residencies of one to three months at the Study Centre in the Summer of 2014.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre awarded LOJIC prize at National Assembly

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIC) highlighted the excellence of 17 international mobility projects with the presentation of the sixth LOJIQ prizes held May 27 at the National Assembly in front of nearly 300 guests. Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre (M.Arch.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2014

Prof. Aaron Sprecher Promoted to Associate Professor

The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Aaron Sprecher to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2014. Prof. Sprecher was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture in the summer of 2008.

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Published on : 30 May 2014

Blanche Lemco van Ginkel receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at Convocation on May 29

From the Convocation brochure: Architect, educator and urban planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (CM, FRAIC, BArch [McGill], MCP [Harvard]) has influenced urban landscapes worldwide, but nowhere has her vision and tenacity had greater impact than here in Montreal, where she began her career and honed her remarkable skills.

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Published on : 29 May 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Governor General's Medals in Architecture announced

From the Daily News webpage of the Canadian Architect website:

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Published on : 02 May 2014

Robert A.M. Stern Architects Announces Winner of 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship

From the News webpage of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects website:

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Published on : 01 May 2014