School of Architecture news
[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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
The School of Architecture team took second prize at the recently completed 2016 Tongji International Construction Festival in Shanghai. The students' project - "Sphere - Wave" - was based on the use of a single, repeated module and required no additional fasteners beyond a simple friction connection. This allowed for rapid assembly without additional tools in a variety of situations. The modular concept also permitted a variety of shapes for the final project.
Prof. Robert Mellin has won the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award (sponsored by Friesens Corporation) at this year’s Atlantic Book Awards and Festival. The award was announced at the festival gala in Moncton, NB, on April 27, 2016, and was presented for a printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada. Prof.
To honour the teaching career of Emeritus Professor Radoslav Zuk (BArch 1956), Michel Broz (BArch 1987) and Isabelle Jodoin (BEng 1986) have created an endowment to fund a travel award to be offered to one or more undergraduate students in the School of Architecture undertaking an exchange semester at a university outside of Canada recognized by the Student Exchange & Study Abroad Office. It is expected that the first recipient will be awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year.
At the awards ceremony of the Grands Prix du Design on February 15, 2016, at the Casino de Montréal, Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies, Randy Cohen and Anne Cormier, all BArch 1982) won an award for their project “7-Plex” in the category Residential Space, 1,600 sq. ft.
Gonzalo Lizarralde (MArch 2001) has won an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) / American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015-2016 Architectural Education Award: a Housing Design Education Award (Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity) for The Invisible Houses. Lizarralde is an