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Mary Lanni-Campoli wins Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising

Professional Program Administrator and Student Advisor Mary Lanni-Campoli has won the Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.  A total of 11 nominations were received in the category for which Lanni-Campoli was awarded (Administrative Staff).  (There were four nominations in the Academic Staff category.)  An award reception was held on Tuesday 25 April at Thompson House to toast this year’s award nominees and to highlight all the great work being done in advising across McGill.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2017

Three McGill students win awards in ASAI competition

Three of eleven winners in the student category of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) Architecture in Perspective 32 (2017) competition are professional Master’s students at McGill: Lorenzo Saroli-Palumbo (Gilbert Gorski Juror Award), Simon McKenzie (Corey Harper Juror Award), and Sarah Ives (Award of Merit).

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Published on : 24 Apr 2017

Robert Mellin wins Built Heritage Award

On February 20, 2016, Prof. Robert Mellin received a Built Heritage Award from the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland, for the renovation of 38 Hayward Avenue. The low-pitch biscuit box roof shape of the existing house was retained, and a new bedroom was constructed above an existing detached garage. A second-storey insulated link or bridge connects the new bedroom to the second floor hallway of the house. For before and after photos of the project, please visit this webpage.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2017

Ewa Bieniecka inducted as RAIC 2017 President

Ewa Bieniecka, FRAIC (B.Sc.[Arch.] '80, B.Arch. '82, M.Arch. '04), a Montreal architect specializing in conservation and restoration of heritage buildings, was inducted as the 78th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) at a formal ceremony on Monday. About 90 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The keynote speaker was Marie-Josée Lacroix, head of the Design Montreal Bureau, a City of Montreal agency that works to improve design in the city and enhance Montreal’s status as a UNESCO City of Design.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

McGill student teams win two prizes at Ice Hotel

McGill student teams won two of three prizes in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel outside Quebec City in Valcartier at the opening celebration on Friday, January 20.  The team of U1 students Jessica Cheng and Biying Wang won second prize for their room Rêve Étoilé, while the team of U3 students Mia Chen, Jo-Yu Tseng, and Zhong Ji Cai won third prize for their room Cocoa Flurry.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2017

Ice Hotel

Two teams of undergraduate students from the School are amongst the three finalist teams in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel outside Quebec City: a U1 team composed of Jessica Cheng and Biying Wang (Rêve Étoilé) and a U3 team composed of Mia Chen, Jo-Yu Tseng, and Zhong Ji Cai (Cocoa Flurry). For the 12th consecutive year, the competition was open to students from the universities of Laval, McGill, Montréal, and UQAM.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2016

Prof. Ipek Tureli named Canada Research Chair

[From the McGill Reporter, “16 Canada Research Chairs for McGill,” by Kathryn Jezer-Morton] “On Friday, Dec. 2, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced over $173 million in funding for 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Sixteen CRCs went to McGill faculty. Eleven of McGill’s new CRCs went to women, which reflects the national trend; this cohort is among the highest percentage of women ever, at 38 per cent.”

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Published on : 02 Dec 2016

McGill team wins top prize in CCA Interuniversity Charrette

A team composed of three graduate students from the professional MArch program at the School of Architecture has won first prize in the 21st Annual CCA Interuniversity Charrette organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and McGill University.  Tristan Leahy, Justin Bouttell, and Simon McKenzie won the top prize for their project Shared Snowmobile Garages, one of 73 projects submitted to the competition.  Two

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Published on : 18 Nov 2016

Prof. Robert Mellin wins Southcott Award

On November 17, 2016, Prof. Robert Mellin won a Southcott Award recognizing “design in context” for his new Middle Arm, Newfoundland residential project, “The Ballyhack Treehouse.” The design for this project incorporates both modern and traditional elements in a tall house with a small footprint, with the intent of preserving as many of the existing trees as possible on its Conception Bay waterfront site. Two wings are joined by a second floor insulated bridge, and the main living area is at the third level of the north wing with a spectacular panoramic view of the bay.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2016

Consortium of Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte wins Chambly library competition

The consortium of Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte has won the competition, Le pôle du savoir, d'histoire et de la culture, for a new library and multifunctional hall in Chambly.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2016

Caruso St John's Newport Street Gallery wins 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize

From the RIBA website on the Stirling Prize 2016:

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Published on : 07 Oct 2016

KANVA wins Saint-Cath Works design competition

KANVA (principals Rami Bebawi and Tudor Radulescu, both MArch 2001) has won the Design Montreal competition Saint-Cath Works held to minimize the impact of the redevelopment of Saint-Catherine Street West. This major construction project, which will begin in spring 2017, involves the repair of underground infrastructures and a new urban design.  The City of Montreal organized the design competition to maintain a quality urban environment on the street during the four-year span of the project.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2016

Paul Laurendeau wins Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

Paul Laurendeau (BSc[Arch] ’89, BArch ’91) is a 2016 recipient of the Governor’s General Award in Architecture, presented on 20 September 2016 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall.  Laurendeau was the lead design architect on the Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, in consortium with François R. Beauchesne.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

Dr. Annmarie Adams appointed Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine

Announced 7 July 2016 by Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, and Dr. Mara Ludwig, Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs), of the Faculty of Medicinehttp://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2016/07/07/dr-annmarie-adams-appointed-chair-of-the-department-of-social-studies-of-medicine/

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016