Fall 2015 – Summer 2016
Founded in 1896, the School of Architecture at McGill University offers professional programs, including B.Sc. (Arch.) and M.Arch. (Professional), and post-professional research programs, including M.Arch. (Post-professional) and Ph.D.
To advance professional architectural education that flourishes through research, critical practice, and community engagement.
The School of Architecture educates professionals who contribute to the global community through the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment. The School:
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 (M.Arch.), 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.
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:
|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|
|Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, located in the Redpath Library – Jennifer Garland, Liaison Librarian|
|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|
|Graduate Program Directors|
|Martin Bressani (Post-professional program)|
|David Covo (Professional program)|
|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.Q., O.A.A. (William C. Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture)|
|Adrian Sheppard; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(Yale), A.A.P.P.Q., F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.|
|Radoslav Zuk; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(MIT), D.Sc.(U.A.A.), F.R.A.I.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.(Ahmed.), 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., 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.A., B.Sc., 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.), M.Arch.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Penn.), F.R.A.I.C., N.A.A.|
|Aaron Sprecher; B.Arch.(Bezalel), M.Arch.(Calif.-LA).|
|David Newton; B.Sc.(Design)(Ariz. St.), M.Arch.(Rice)|
|David Theodore; B.A., B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch., M.Arch.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|Ipek Türeli; B.Arch.(Istanbul), A.A.Dipl.(A.A.), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Howard Davies, Talia Dorsey, Julia Gersovitz, Phyllis Lambert, Conor Sampson|
|Tom Balaban, Joe Carter, Nancy Dunton, Marc Hallé, Leslie Lok, Bassem Eid Mohamed, Suresh Perera, Marc-André Plourde, Sevag Pogharian, Carlos Rueda, Pieter Sijpkes, He Hong Yu|
|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 2014:
Rami Bebawi, Anne Bordeleau, Sheryl Boyle, Heather Braiden, Sinisha Brdar, Georges Bulette, Eric Bunge, Trevor Butler, Christina Contandriopoulos, Anne Cormier, Tom Egli, Patrick Evans, Andrew Forster, Maude Francoeur, Mia Geo, Ben Gianni, Nathan Godlovitch, Cynthia Hammond, Dan Hanganu, Patrick Harrop, Paul Holmquist, Mary Hunter, Jean-François Julien, Andrew King, Stephan Kowal, Liu Xue Lin, Eric Marosi, Sophie Mayes, Mélanie Mignault, Melanie Mignaur, Shawn Moscovitch, Kai Pippo, Mark Poddubiuk, Wendy Pollard, Alessandra Ponte, Peter Roper, Thomas Schweitzer, Peter Sealy, Angeliki Sioli, Bruno St-Jean, Jennifer Thorogood, James Timberlake, Dustin Valen, Katsu Yamazaki, Howard Yaphe
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).