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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

b-Shack

b-Shack: Bourdonnement d’initiatives sur le campus MacDonald. publié 11 fév 2014 | Le DélitRédigé par Alexandra Nadeau

Published on : 18 Feb 2014

FARMM's b-Shack is an Urban Hive and Bee Study Center for McGill Students

McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 7, 2014 | InhabitatWritten by Lori Zimmer

Published on : 18 Feb 2014

Vernacular Architecture Forum Ambassadors Award

The School of Architecture has been awarded a Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) Ambassadors Award to support the travel of five Ph.D. students to attend the upcoming Vernacular Architecture Forum in Galloway Township, New Jersey, May 7-10. The successful application was submitted by Tanya Southcott (M. Arch. CMT 2013) on behalf of Susane Halveka, Heather Braiden, Jaimie Cudmore, and Tania Gutiérrez Monroy.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2014

Ewa Bieniecka Elected RAIC Regional Director for Quebec

Ewa Bieniecka has been elected Regional Director for Quebec of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). From the RAIC Bulletin notice: "A Montreal-native, Ewa graduated from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1982 and a master's degree in 2004. She is an architect with Montreal's Arcop Architecture Inc.

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Published on : 28 Jan 2014

Design Competition: Plage de l’Est

Ruccolo + Faubert Architectes (RFA) & Ni conception architecture de paysage have won the landscape architecture competition for the construction of a beach at the eastern tip of the island of Montréal.  The results of the design competition for the Plage de l’Est, held by the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, were announced in a press release on

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Published on : 22 Jan 2014

Michael Jemtrud Receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Prof. Michael Jemtrud has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant in the amount of $493,000 (over three years).

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Published on : 16 Jan 2014

2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

McGill graduates figured prominently in two of the 11 awards in the annual Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence program.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2013

First prize in 5th Advanced Architecture Contest of the IAAC

Professional M.Arch. students Ji Won Jun (M2) and Josiane Crampé (M1) have won the first prize in the 5th edition of the international competition organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Hewlett-Packard (HP).  In total, 240 submissions from 91 countries were evaluated by the jury members of the competition.  The winning submission by the McGill students was a final project developed during the Summer 2013 semester in the professional M.Arch. studio (DST) of Prof.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2013

Winning entries in International Garden Festival competition

Six winning entries have been selected in the 15th International Garden Festival competition of Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens for 2014. The competition attracted 293 proposals for contemporary gardens, submitted from 35 countries. One of the winning entries, Méristème by Montréal collective Châssi, includes Ph.D.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2013

Architecture in Formation co-edited by Aaron Sprecher

Prof. Aaron Sprecher's co-edited book (with Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa), Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture, has been published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Designed by Atelier Pastille Rose, the bright yellow, 350-page tome features 48 contributions by a wide range of architects and researchers, including Prof. Martin Bressani, David Theodore (Assistant Prof., as of August 2014), and former Sheff Visiting Professor Michael Wen-Sen Su.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2013

Awards to Thibodeau Architecture + Design for Pacific Central Station

Thibodeau Architecture + Design (J. Robert Thibodeau, Principal, B.Arch.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2013

New awards to Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes

Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes (FGMDA) has received two Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage for the following projects: Jean-Talon Station / Loblaws and Harbour Commission Building / Club 357c.  In 2013, the 

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Published on : 15 Nov 2013

Adrian Sheppard awarded Ordre des urbanistes du Québec prize

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (OUQ) awarded the Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel Prize to 30 public figures in a variety of fields for their contribution to the development of urban planning in Quebec. Emeritus Professor Adrian Sheppard was amongst the prize recipients at the gala held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal on October 23, 2013. The citation reads as follows:

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Published on : 29 Oct 2013

School of Architecture professional program highlighted in Spacing

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the School have been highlighted by Spacing magazine (Fall 2013) as producing top graduates.  The Toronto-based publication surveyed more than 120 “professional city builders” on the abilities of graduates in Urban Planning, Architecture and Architectural Studies, and Landscape and Environmental Design. The citations for McGill read as follows: Undergraduate: “Faculty availability, studio space, and other resources are rated best-in-class.  Graduates carry a good reputation when it comes to design and building science.”

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Published on : 01 Oct 2013