This presentation explores the 200-year history of McGill as revealed in the stories behind the buildings and landscapes of our campuses. Who were the decision makers, the architects and planners? What were their links to the university and to the broader community? How are our buildings and campuses addressing the needs of a continually evolving institution? The presentation draws from the university’s own collections and archives to answer some of these questions.
Join ROAAr for this hybrid event. This event will be live-streamed for remote attendance, and we will be happy to host a limited number of in-person attendees.
About the Speaker
David Covo is an Associate Professor and past Director (1996-2007) of the School of Architecture at McGill University, where he has taught since 1977. He is currently teaching design, drawing and sketching, and professional practice, and he has maintained a private consulting practice since 1976. His research activities are related to his teaching and architectural practice and address drawing and the design process, building science, the special architectural requirements of the disabled, and housing in developing countries. He has worked professionally in Montreal, and in Pakistan in 1976 with John Schreiber and Yasmeen Lari, Architects, and as an academic he been active in teaching and/or research in Mexico, China, Romania, South Korea and Singapore.