School of Architecture

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School of Architecture

Location

Location

  • Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 201
  • 815 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C2

About the School of Architecture

About the School of Architecture

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.

Architectural Certification in Canada

Architectural Certification in Canada

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.

Programs of Study

Programs of Study

Students in the B.Sc.(Arch.) program who intend to proceed to the professional degree must satisfy certain minimum requirements. Students must:

  • complete the B.Sc.(Arch.) degree, including the series of required and complementary courses stipulated for professional studies, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00;
  • submit a portfolio of work executed in the sequence of six design studios, as well as samples of professional and personal work;
  • complete the minimum period of relevant work experience according to the current Work Experience Guidelines (see www.mcgill.ca/architecture/bboard/bscmai/workexperience).

Further information on the M.Arch. (Professional) program and application procedures is available at www.mcgill.ca/architecture.

Student Exchanges

Student Exchanges

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).

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Laboratories and Workshops
Architectural Workshops – David Speller, Technician
Communications Laboratory, including Photo Lab – Carrie Henzie, Media Technician
Computers in Architecture Laboratories – Professor Aaron Sprecher
Library
Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, located in the Redpath Library – Jennifer Garland, Liaison Librarian
Collections
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
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)

School of Architecture Faculty

School of Architecture Faculty

Director
Annmarie Adams
Emeritus Professors
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.
Professors
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)
Associate Professors
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.
Assistant Professors
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.)
Adjunct Professors
Thomas Balaban
Sinisha Brdar
Howard Davies
Talia Dorsey
Julia Gersovitz
Phyllis Lambert
Maria Mingallon
Suresh Perera
Mark Poddubiuk
Conor Sampson
Jozef Zorko
Course Lecturers
Torben Berns
Christina Contandriopoulos
Nancy Dunton
Eric Gauthier
Francisca Insulza
Ron Jelaco
Andrew King
Paula Meijeriuk
Sevag Pogharian
Enrique Ramos
Pierina Saia
Pieter Sijpkes
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

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Architecture) - Architecture (126 credits)

Program credit weight: 126 credit ...

For more information, see Architecture (126 credits).

Faculty of Engineering—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)