School of Architecture news
Ph.D. student Frederika Eilers has been awarded a one-month research fellowship to the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, Delaware for Fall 2011. She also won a Margaret Gillett Graduate Research Award from McGill University (IGSF) to support her travel to document modern doll houses. Frederika's dissertation explores the relationship of children's play and architecture.
The Martin Eli Weil prize is awarded annually by the SSAC to the student who submits the best essay on the role played by the built environment in Canadian society. The $250 prize and certificate will be awarded to McGill M.Arch. (post-professional) graduate Dorothy Stern for her essay, "The View from Winnipeg: Thoughts on the Evolution of Canadian Interior Design Education."
Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced on April 18, 2011, the recipients of the 2011 Awards of Excellence. The recipient of the Advocate for Architecture award is Gerald Sheff (B.Arch. 1964). The Awards of Excellence were presented during the Presidents' Dinner & Awards Gala on Friday, May 27, 2011, in Vancouver.
Four third-year McGill Architecture undergraduate students have received top awards in the 2011 Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Meng Li was awarded first prize (a $12,000 travel prize), Boris Morin-Defoy was awarded third prize (a $1,500 grant), and Stephanie Huss and Sara-Jeanne Jacques-Dagenais were awarded two of four merit awards.
The ContemPLAY pavilion is a combined steel and wood structure created by the McGill School of Architecture DRS (Directed Research Studio) M.Arch. students as a capstone project for their final year. It is built in collaboration with FARMM (Facility for Architectural Research and Media Mediation), and Maria Mingallon, the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professor.
The jury chaired by Dan S. Hanganu has selected the team of Atelier Big City, Fichten Soiferman et Associés and L'ŒUF as winner of the architectural design competition for the future Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre. Numerous McGill alumni are involved in this win: Howard Davies (B.Arch. 1983), Anne Cormier (B.Arch. 1982) and Randy Cohen (B.Arch. 1982) for Atelier Big City; Jacob Fichten (B
Fournier Gersovitz Moss & Associés Architectes (FGMAA) is proud to announce that it has received two awards for preservation of a heritage building under the most recent Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) awards program. FGMAA received an Award of Merit for the restoration of the F.A.C.E school’s auditorium in Montreal, and an award for restoration of the Southeast Tower, West B
Atelier Big City has been awarded one of six 2010 Awards of Excellence by Canadian Architect. These awards are given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage. One of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture, the Awards of Excellence have recognized significant building projects in Canada on an annual basis since 1968. This ye
From The Huffington Post, 12 February 2011 ("Food for Thought: Can Design in Food Reach New Potentials?" by Patricia Brizzio): "The interest on investigating the potential for architecture in defining experiences that are not only visual or formal, but that engage multiple senses at once has also formally entered the academic circles and curriculum at schools of architecture. At McGill School of A
Prof. Annmarie Adams has accepted the directorship of the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. Effective September 1, 2010, Prof. Adams will serve as Director for a three-year term. She will continue to teach at the School on a half-time basis.
Professional M.Arch. graduate Andrea Chynoweth has won second prize in the 5th i-Rec Student Competition (architecture for disaster reduction and reconstruction), held in conjunction with the 5th i-Rec international conference at CEPT University campus (Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India), July 15 – 20, 2010.
WORK Architecture Company is pleased to announce that their new book "Above the Pavement — The Farm!" has been published by Princeton Architectural Press. WORKac was founded in 2003 by Amale Andraos (B.Arch. 1996) and Dan Wood.
Two students from the School have won the Award of Excellence in the Steel Structures Education Foundation (SSEF) Architectural Student Design Competition. The winning team was composed of U2 students Tara Hagan and Claire Wang, and their submission was entitled "The Sunken Garden, A Pavilion for the Public, Montreal's Underground City."
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has published the names of the 31 members advanced in 2010 to Fellowship in the College of Fellows. The School of Architecture is proud to announce that Prof. Ricardo L. Castro is one of those members whose induction ceremony will take place at the convocation during the RAIC/SAA Festival of Architecture in Saskatoon on June 24.
School of Architecture graduate Elizabeth Paden (M.Arch. 2009) is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. She will study the impact that large-scale public buildings can have on territorial boundaries within geopolitical regions.