Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The School of Architecture at McGill University was founded in 1896. Our mission is to educate professionals who will contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of Quebec, Canada and the broader global community through responsible participation in the process of the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment.
The School offers the non-professional B.Sc.(Arch.) program, the M.Arch. (Professional) program, and post-professional research programs, including the M.Arch. (Post-professional) and Ph.D.
In Canada, all provincial associations recommend a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit Canadian professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of accredited degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.
Master's degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Since all provincial associations in Canada recommend any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a CACB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a CACB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets those standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect.
Students in the B.Sc.(Arch.) program who intend to proceed to the professional degree must satisfy certain minimum requirements. Students must:
Further information on the M.Arch. (Professional) program and application procedures is available at www.mcgill.ca/architecture.
A limited number of qualified students may participate in an exchange with schools of architecture at other universities that have agreements with the McGill School of Architecture, for a maximum of one term in the second year of the B.Sc.(Arch.) program. These include the following: Università Iuav di Venezia (Venice, Italy); Fakultät für Raumplanung und Architektur, Technische Universität Wien (Vienna, Austria); Institut Supérieur d'Architecture, Saint-Luc Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium); École Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Grenoble (Grenoble, France); École Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand, France); Facoltà di Architettura Civile Politecnico di Milano (Boviso) (Milan, Italy); The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (Copenhagen, Denmark).
|Laboratories and Workshops|
|Architectural Workshops – David Speller, Technician|
|Communications Laboratory, including Photo Lab – Carrie Henzie, Media Technician|
|Computers in Architecture Laboratories – Professor Aaron Sprecher|
|Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, located in the Redpath Library – Jennifer Garland, Liaison Librarian|
|Visual Resources Collection, including slides, film, video and other materials – Dr. Annmarie Adams|
|The John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, housed in the Blackader-Lauterman Library – Ann Marie Holland, Liaison Librarian|
|Orson Wheeler Architectural Model Collection – Professor Pieter Sijpkes|
|Materials Resource Centre – Dr. Avi Friedman|
|Derek Drummond; B.Arch.(McG.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.A. (William C. Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture)|
|Adrian Sheppard; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(Yale), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q., A.A.P.P.Q.|
|Radoslav Zuk; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(MIT), D.Sc.(Ukr. Acad. Art), F.R.A.I.C., F.R.S.A., F.A.R.C., O.A.Q., O.A.A.|
|Annmarie Adams; B.A.(McG.), M.Arch., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.), M.R.A.I.C. (William C. Macdonald Professor of Architecture)|
|Vikram Bhatt; N.Dip.Arch.(Ahmedabad), M.Arch.(McG.), M.R.A.I.C.|
|Avi Friedman; B.Arch.(Technion), M.Arch.(McG.), Ph.D.(Montr.), O.A.Q., I.A.A.|
|Alberto Pérez-Gómez; Dipl.Eng.Arch.(Nat. Pol. Inst., Mexico), M.A., Ph.D.(Essex), M.R.A.I.C. (Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of Architectural History)|
|Martin Bressani; B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch.(McG.), M.Sc.(Arch.)(MIT), D.E.A., Docteur (Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV), O.A.Q.|
|Ricardo L. Castro; B.Arch.(Los Andes, Col.), M.Arch., M.A.(Ore.), F.R.A.I.C.|
|David Covo; B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch.(McG.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.|
|Michael Jemtrud; B.Sc., B.A., B.Arch.(Penn. St.), M.Arch.(McG.), M.R.A.I.C.|
|Robert Mellin; B.Arch., M.Sc.(Arch.)(Penn. St.), M.Arch.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Penn.), M.R.A.I.C., N.A.A.|
|Nik Luka; B.A.A.(Ryerson), M.Arch.(Laval), Ph.D.(Tor.), M.C.I.P.|
|Aaron Sprecher; B.Arch.(Bezalel), M.Arch.(Calif.-LA)|
|Ipek Tureli; B.Arch.(Istanbul), Diploma (A.A.), Ph.D. (Calif., Berk.)|
|Michael Wen-Sen Su|
|Visiting Critics and Lecturers|
Each year, visitors are involved in the teaching of certain courses as critics and lecturers. These visitors change from year to year. The following were visitors for 2011:
Senn Annis, Madhav Badami, Rami Bebawi, Louis Brillant, Alberto Carli, Julian Chen, Lily Chi, Carlotta Daro, Trevor Davies, John Diodati, Ahmed El-Geneidy, Paul Emmons, Francois Emond, Maude Francoeur, Naomi Frangos, Vassilis Ganiatsas, Ziad Haddad, Cynthia Hammond, Hal Ingberg, Radu Juster, David Leatherbarrow, Lorraine Mercier, Sergio Morales, Cleo Paskal, Louise Pelletier, Marc-Antoine Primeau, Ron Proulx, Tudor Radulescu, Robert Stanley, Kassra Tavakoli, Vladimir Topouzanov, David Theodore, Henry Tsang
Program credit weight: 126 credit Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 100 credits McGill's professional program in Architecture is divided into two parts. The first part is an eight-term design-based program (six-term program for students entering with the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies in Pure and Applied Science or the equivalent) leading to a ...
For more information, see Architecture (126 credits).