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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

Martin Bressani Receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Prof. Martin Bressani has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant in the amount of $248,093 (over five years). The title of his research is “Architecture and the Environmental Tradition: The Atmospheric in British Architecture from 1750 to 1850.” The co-applicants on the project are Jodey C. Castricano (UBC), Marc Grignon (Laval), and Nicholas Roquet (U de M). The collaborators are Profs. Annmarie Adams and Aaron Sprecher, both of McGill.

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Published on : 18 Sep 2013

Ipek Türeli Receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Prof. Ipek Türeli has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant in the amount of $54,859 (over two years). She will research the topic of “Building Architectural Networks: American Missionary Schools in the Eastern Mediterranean,” for which she had received earlier in the year an FQRSC grant in the amount of $39,600 (for over three years).

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Published on : 17 Sep 2013

Mitacs Elevate Award to Bassem Eid Mohamed

Bassem Eid Mohammed (Ph.D. 2014) will be supported as a postdoctoral fellow by the Mitacs Elevate program, beginning in February 2014. The award is for one year, in the amount of $57,000, under the supervision of Prof. Aaron Sprecher, co-supervised by Prof. Temy Tidafi of UdeM, and in collaboration with industry partner  Bone Structure.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2013

RAIC Award of Excellence to KANVA

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has given a 2013 Award of Excellence in the category Innovation in Architecture to KANVA Architecture Management R&D for their project Irène in Montreal.  KANVA was co-founded by Rami Bebawi (B.Sc.Arch. 1999, M.Arch. 2001) and Tudor Radulescu (B.Sc.Arch. 1998, M.Arch. 2001).

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Published on : 13 Sep 2013

Two New Professors: David Newton and David Theodore

We are delighted to announce the hiring of two new full-time faculty colleagues.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2013

Concours d’idées en design urbain: Pôle muséal du quartier Montcalm - Elisabeth Bouchard

Ph.D. student Elisabeth Bouchard and partner Eric Boucher have won first prize in the Concours d’idées en design urbain: Pôle muséal du quartier Montcalm. The urban design competition was launched in Quebec City at the end of April and the winners were announced at a press conference at the Musée National de Beaux-Arts du Québec on June 13, 2013. Open to registered architects (members of the OAQ), the program asked for a unifying signature for the Montcalm neighborhood in view of the completion of the new pavilion of the MNBAQ designed by OMA.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2013