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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

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.

Vision

To advance professional architectural education that flourishes through research, critical practice, and community engagement.

Mission

The School of Architecture educates professionals who contribute to the global community through the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment. The School:

  • encourages a diverse environment for teaching, learning, and research, supported by both traditional and state-of-the-art digital resources;
  • develops professional and post-professional research-based Masters and Ph.D. programs that enable graduates to contribute responsibly to the profession, to research, and to careers in related fields;
  • enriches multidisciplinary teaching and research within the University and in connection with other local and international universities;
  • engages citizens' groups, local, provincial, and national governments, the private sector, and the profession toward the improvement of the built environment.

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 (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.

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);
  • 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

Architecture Faculty

Architecture Faculty

Director
Annmarie Adams
Graduate Program Directors
Martin Bressani (Post-professional program)
David Covo (Professional program)
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.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.
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.(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)
Associate Professors
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).
Assistant Professors
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.)
Adjunct Professors
Howard Davies, Talia Dorsey, Julia Gersovitz, Phyllis Lambert, Conor Sampson
Course Lecturers
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

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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