Minimum Cost Housing Group: Design for the Global Majority


Guided exhibition tours, workshops, and a symposium


Tuesday 5 September 2023


Todd Saunders


David J. Azrieli Lecture in Architecture



A lifelong connection and lasting legacy


After graduating from McGill in 1970, Bruce Allan embarked on a long, successful career as a Montreal-based architect, working on projects around the world. One of the constants in his life was a love of his alma mater.Allan, BArch’70, BSc (Arch)’70, who passed away on October 29, 2022, served as a guest critic, and then guest lecturer at McGill’s Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, delivering unforgettable lectures in the Professional Practice course. He also led the fundraising efforts of his Class of ’70 in support of McGill.





The School welcomes Prof. Alan Dunyo Avorgbedor

The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture is excited to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Professor: Alan Dunyo Avorgbedor.


Alan is a Ghanaian-Jamaican-American architectural historian and critical theorist. His research looks at culturally embodied dwelling practices in natural and built environments in sub-Saharan Africa and across the diaspora. At the School, Alan will offer core courses in architectural history in the undergraduate program and advanced seminars on African technicities and aesthetics for graduate students.


Alan boasts a rich intellectual background. In 2022 he received a Ph.D. from the Fine Arts interdisciplinary program at Concordia University. As part of that work, he was awarded a Doctoral Residency in 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is also a new media artist working with analogue audiovisual instrumentation, film-based photography, and modular synthesis.

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