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.

Peter Guo-hua Fu Receives Honorary Degree


Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.)
B. Arch, M. Arch, Ph.D. Arch (Tongji University), Dipl. Arch (McGill University)

Architect and McGill alumnus Peter Guo-hua Fu is a founding partner of KFS Architects Inc., a firm committed to environmentally responsible design and construction. Guided by Fu’s belief that “Design creates value,” KFS projects include the LEED Gold-certified University Hospital of Northern B.C., the area’s largest trauma centre. In 2014, Fu combined two passions—sustainable architecture and musical theatre—by writing a musical, Memory of the Valley, which was performed in a 300-seat Shanghai performance space he designed from recycled shipping containers.




Michael Jemtrud Made New Chair in Architecture, Energy, and Environment

McGill announces C$6 million chair in architecture to develop turn-key solutions for mass building climate retrofits





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