Michael Jemtrud

Associate Professor
Michael Jemtrud
Contact Information
Email address: 
michael.jemtrud [at] mcgill.ca
Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 215A
BARN (Building Architecture Research Node) and DeCARB (DeCarbonized Architecture and Building) research group. FARMM (Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Making), founding director.

B.A. (Philosophy), B.Sc. (Architecture), B.Arch.(Penn. St.), M.Arch.(McGill)

Research areas: 
Design-build pedagogies and research
Multi-sectoral decarbonization pathways
Climate appropriate design and construction
Building-energy retrofit

Michael Jemtrud is an Associate Professor of Architecture and member of the DeCARB (DeCarbonized ARchitecture and Building) research group, Director of the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Making (FARMM), and former Director from 2007-11.


Current/recent WORK:

2020-23: Building Architecture Research Node (BARN). Canada Foundation for Innovation - Innovation Fund/Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. Budget: $19.2M. Co-Principal Investigator with Kiel Moe, Salmaan Craig.

2020-21: Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink. McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative - Clean Tech Fund. Budget: $366k. Co-applicant (PI: Salmaan Craig).

2019-23: Arctic Wood Architecture Network. Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. Budget: $56k. Co-applicant (PI: Niels Martin Larsen, Aarhus School of Architecture.

2020-23: World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2023 - Montreal. Co-chair with Danny Pearl (Université de Montréal).

2018-22: McGill Bicentennial Music Pavilion. Design-build project, one of seven special projects selected by the university to mark the 200th year anniversary. In collaboration with the School of Music and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). Faculty Lead.

2016-18 Solar Decathlon China 2018 - Deep-Performance Dwelling. Architecture (1st), Marketability (1st), Communications (1st), Engineering (3rd), Innovation (3rd), Overall (7th). Multiple sources (Hydro-Québec; Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science, Innovation; Natural Resources Canada, Le Fonds de solidarité, Fédération des Travailleurs du Québec; Colleges and Institutes Canada, Clean Tech Internship Program; Lowe’s Innovation Lab; Chinese Overseas Development Association). Total project budget: $1.5M. Faculty lead.

2016: Legado: Net-Zero Energy Strategy for a Large Development. Mitacs Accelerate. Budget: $60k. Principal Investigator.

2012-15: Arts and Ideas in Motion Parkour Project. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight. Budget: $493k (Total project budget: $583,000). Principal Investigator.



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