Annmarie Adams

Annmarie Adams
Contact Information
Email address: 
annmarie.adams [at]
Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 303
Stevenson Chair in the History and Philosophy of Science

B.A. (McG.), M.Arch., Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

Research areas: 
Architectural history
Medicine and architecture
Gender and architecture
Architectural biography

Dr. Annmarie Adams is jointly appointed in the School of Architecture and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine. She holds the Stevenson Chair in the History and Philosophy of Science, including Medicine.

Adams’ research focuses on how medicine, gender, and architecture intersect, mostly in houses and hospitals. Her current work includes a SSHRC-funded spatial biography of cardiologist and museum curator Maude Abbott. She is supervising PhD dissertations on Indian Residential School architecture, women’s charitable institutions in Montreal, domestic architecture in the Philippines, working-class housing in Venezuela, end-of-life architectures, and Indigenous healthways. Adams is one of four members on the comité d’experts at the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI), overseeing the future re-use of the former Royal Victoria Hospital site.

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