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School of Architecture

School of Architecture

Location

Location

  • Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 201
  • 815 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC 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/territorial associations/institutes/orders 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 Master of Architecture and the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). A program may be granted a two-year, three-year, or six-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.

The M.Arch. (Professional) degree is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), and is recognized as accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the United States.

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); Université Catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium); École Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Grenoble (Grenoble, France); École Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand, France); Scuola di Architettura Civile Politecnico di Milano (Boviso) (Milan, Italy); The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (Copenhagen, Denmark) (graduate level only).

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Laboratories and Workshops
Facility for Architectural Research in Media Mediation (FARMM) – Professor Michael Jemtrud
Laboratory for Integrated Prototyping and Hybrid Environments (LIPHE) – Professor Aaron Sprecher
Media Centre – Juan Osorio, Media Technician
Workshop Facilities – David Speller, Technician
Library
Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, located in the Redpath Library – Jennifer Garland, Liaison Librarian
Collections
Architecture Slide Library – Professor 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

School of Architecture Faculty

School of Architecture Faculty

Director
Annmarie Adams
Emeritus Professors
Bruce Anderson; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(Harv.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.
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 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.
Nik Luka; B.A.A.(Ryerson), M.Arch.(Laval), Ph.D.(Tor.), M.C.I.P.
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
David W. Newton; B.Sc.Design(Ariz. St.), M.Arch.(Rice)
Aaron Sprecher; B.Arch.(Bezalel), M.Arch.(Calif.-LA)
Ipek Tureli; B.Arch.(Istanbul), Dip.(A.A.), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Adjunct Professors
Sinisha Brdar
Howard Davies
Talia Dorsey
Julia Gersovitz
Phyllis Lambert
Mark Poddubiuk
Pierina Saia
Conor Sampson
Course Lecturers
Thierry Beaudoin
Nancy Dunton
Eric Gauthier
Marc Hallé
Andrew King
Matthew Lella
Leslie Lok
Marc-André Plourde
Sevag Pogharian
Pieter Sijpkes
Victor Simion
Visiting Critics and Guest 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 in 2013:

Ronnie Araya, Manon Asselin, Tom Balaban, Vedanta Balbahadur, Dinu Barbarese, Denis Bilodeau, Frederic Caplette, Justine Chibuk, Laurie Damme-Gonneville, Tom Egli, Wade Eide, Paul Emmons, François Émond, Maude Francoeur, Fabrizio Gallenti, Gene Gibbons, Frederica Goffi, Fanis Grammenos, Bob Hamilton, Cynthia Hammond, Dan Hanganu, Melinda Hart, Paul Holmquist, Lynne Horiuchi, Elizabeth Kahn, Stephan Kowal, Anick La Bissonnière, Valerie Lamontagne, Katherine Lapierre, Carla Leitão, Louis-Paule Lemieux, Mathieu Lemieux-Blanchard, Carole Lévesque, David Letherbarrow, Marie-Paule Macdonald, Sophie Mayes, Paula Meijerink, Mélanie Mignault, Neil Minuk, Eric Mongerson, David Moreaux, Shawn Moscovitch, Masa Noguchi, Hubert Pelletier, Alessandra Ponte, Inderbir Riar, Owen Rose, Witold Rybczynski, Julie St-Arnaud, Angeliki Sioli, Thomas Strickland, David Theodore, Paul Yachnin, Sybil Wa, Sasa Zivkovic

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

Program credit weight: 126 credits 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).

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