Faculty of Engineering news
McGill University and its School of Architecture have garnered three of the top five awards for creating new home designs in devastated areas of New Orleans.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced it has awarded $1,147,175 to McGill University to support seven research projects in areas as diverse as hybrid nanostructures, photonic systems, chronic pain and cancer, among others.
A U3 Architecture student has received a top award in the 2009 Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Traian Dima was awarded second prize for his winning project and will receive a $7,500 travel fellowship. The McGill submissions to the Lyceum competition were projects developed in the U3 studio sections of Profs. Tom Balaban, Howard Davies, and Robert Claiborne.
A team from the School was selected to participate in this year’s annual Student Design Charrette held November 7-11, hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) in Washington DC. Led by Adjunct Professor Robert Claiborne, the four M1 students had only 48 hours to design a Disaster Response Hospital for civil or military use.
A McGill team of five U2 Architecture students won first prize this year in the category Agitation in the 14th edition of the CCA’s Interuniversity Charrette (October 30 to November 3, 2008). The students competed against 31 other teams from McGill, U de M, Laval, UQAM, Carleton and Ryerson. Their project Manifesto was cited by the jury for being "powerful, simple, supple and direct."
Marie-Gil Blanchette (M.Arch. 2008) has won one of four Canadian Architect 2008 Student Awards of Excellence. Her project Watercycle seeks to rethink water management specifically within the context of the city of Montreal. It attempts to create a link between the functional water treatment in the city - often invisible to the public eye - and the poetic celebration of water.
Tamzyn Berman (Atelier Pastille Rose) has won a Grafika award in the category Print Media / Cultural Poster / Series for the graphic design of the School of Architecture lecture series posters for 2008-2009. The award was part of the 12th edition of the competition run by Grafika magazine.
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(New Scientist): A device that pinches and stretches the skin on the fingertips, rather than prodding and poking it, could revolutionise the way blind people access graphs and maps. (see link for full story)
The normal Tuesday schedule of course activities is cancelled for December 2, 2008. In its place, all lectures, labs, conferences and other course-related activities that are normally held on Mondays will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 as well. This change in schedule is to make up for activities that are cancelled on Monday, October 13 due to Thanksgiving Day.
Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies, with Anne Cormier and Randy Cohen) has won the Award for Architectural Integration, a special heritage award from the City of Montreal (L'Opération patrimoine architectural de Montréal 2008). This award is presented to a business for its efforts to enhance an old neighbourhood by integrating a new, quality construction into the existing urban fa