Jordanian architect Hanna Salameh (B.Sc.(Arch.) 2008, M.Arch. 2012) is featured as one of the "50 most influential architects in the Middle East" in the January issue of Middle East Architect magazine (p. 34) and as one of the "top 45 most influential architects in the Middle East" on designMENA magazine's website.
On January 25, 2018 at Government House in St. John’s, Prof. Robert Mellin received a Lieutenant Governor’s award for his design of a private residence in Middle Arm, Newfoundland. This is a triennial event, celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of architecture and the built environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the award recognizes the important role architects and architecture have in building communities across the province.
A McGill student team won second prize in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel outside Quebec City in Valcartier at the opening celebration on Friday, January 19. The team of U1 students Shengkun Tommy Yang, Hongwon Antony Suh, and Marina Dentico won second prize for their room Voler la vedette.
Prof. Robert Mellin has been named to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador for his dedication to the architecture of the province involving heritage conservation, research, and architectural design. The investiture will take place on January 31, 2018, at Government House in St. John’s. From the website of the Order: "The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Prof. Salmaan Craig has joined the faculty of the School at the rank of Assistant Professor as of January 1, 2018.
Prof. Craig will make an excellent addition to our school as an outstanding researcher in the field of environmental technology, design engineering, materials and material systems.
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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