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Prof. Martin Bressani named next Director of School

The School of Architecture welcomes Prof. Martin Bressani as its next Director for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2015, until August 31, 2018.  This appointment follows a search conducted this past spring by the Search Advisory Committee chaired by Dean Jim Nicell.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2015

U3 project wins Honorable Mention in NYC Sky Condo - New York City Farm Tower competition

Andrew Grant and Justin Hung received an Honorable Mention in the NYC Sky Condo - New York City Farm Tower competition, an international, open competition organized by AWR. The project Meat City was developed in ARCH 406 (U3 studio) with Profs.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2015

2015 Tongji International Construction Festival

The School of Architecture team took second prize at the recently completed 2015 Tongji International Construction Festival and "Ablues Design" Corrugated Cardboard Design and Construction Competition in Shanghai. The students' project - "PoP-Up Shelter" - featured a deployable shape-changing structure with potential use as an emergency shelter. The McGill team consisted of Ariela Lenetsky, Camille Charest, Merit Shokry, Jennifer Jiang, Sara D'amato and Aldrich Leahy, and were led by Adjunct Professor Howard Davies.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2015

Power Corporation of Canada Award

M.Arch. (post-professional) student Ila d’Cruz is one of three recipients of the Power Corporation of Canada Awards that encourages students at the Masters level in Canadian architecture schools to take part in a collaborative project of 3 months at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).

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Published on : 04 Jun 2015

Prof. Robert Mellin to receive honorary doctorate from Memorial University

Prof. Robert Mellin will receive a doctorate degree honoris causa from Memorial University during the spring convocation ceremonies, May 26 to 29, 2015, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  The honorary doctorate degree recognizes extraordinary contribution to society or exceptional intellectual or artistic achievement. Honorary degree recipients are chosen by the Senate, the university's academic governing body, after a careful examination of the grounds for their nomination.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Prof. Annmarie Adams elected to the College of Fellows of the RAIC

Prof. Annmarie Adams, Director of the School, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Each year, the College of Fellows formally recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Fellowship in the RAIC is an honour conferred on members singled out for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service or professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2015

Prof. David Covo named Profesor Honoris Causa by Ion Mincu University

Prof. David Covo was granted the title of Profesor Honoris Causa by Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM) in Bucharest, Romania, on March 6, 2015, for “his exemplary professional and teaching career, for his significant achievements that make him a real professional model internationally, as a sign of recognition for all these outstanding activities and our appreciation for his work and support given to our university” (Laudatio for architect David Mario Covo, delivered by Assoc. Prof.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2015

RAIC names Monica Adair recipient of 2015 Young Architect Award

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced that Monica Adair, who has become a leader in New Brunswick through design, education, and community service, is the recipient of its 2015 Young Architect Award. Ms. Adair, 37, is co-founder of Acre Architects in Saint John, NB.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2015

RAIC names KANVA recipient of 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award

A Montreal multi-disciplinary firm that experiments with materials and building methods is the recipient of the 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Founded in 2003, KANVA is a 10-person collective led by Tudor Radulescu, MRAIC (B.Sc.Arch. 1998, M.Arch. 2001), and Rami Bebawi, MRAIC (B.Sc.Arch. 1999, M.Arch. 2001).

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Published on : 05 Mar 2015

Prof. Martin Bressani promoted to Full Professor

The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Martin Bressani to the rank of Full Professor, effective March 1, 2015. The School warmly congratulates Prof. Bressani on this achievement.

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Published on : 05 Mar 2015

Robert Mellin wins 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant Governor's Award in Architecture

Last week (January 26 to 30, 2015), the Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards in Architecture to architects Robert Mellin, Peter C. Blackie and Ron Fougere of Fougere Menchenton Architecture. This is the inaugural presentation of what will be a triennial event, celebrating outstanding contribution to the field of architecture and the built environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to recognize the important role architects and architecture have in building communities across the province.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2015

Nicki Reckziegel wins Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners

Montreal-based Nicki Reckziegel (M.Arch. 2014) is the winner of the Canada Council’s 2014 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.  With this award, she will travel to “institutions of refuge” (crisis centres, safe houses, hospitals) in 18 locations across Central and East Africa. She will also intern with MASS Design Group, a non-profit organization that has designed health-care facilities in developing countries around the world.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2015

Robert Mellin named Member of the Order of Canada

Robert Mellin, Associate Professor at the School, and the winner of numerous awards, notably for his contributions to preserving Newfoundland’s architectural heritage and for his publications that have made modern architecture more accessible to a wider audience, was named a Member of the Order of Canada on December 26, 2014.

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Published on : 05 Jan 2015

2014 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence winners announced

Canadian Architect has announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence, given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage.

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Published on : 17 Dec 2014

Vikram Bhatt wins $50,000 Margolese National Design for Living Prize

From the Nov. 27, 2014, news announcement of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), University of British Columbia (UBC):

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Published on : 28 Nov 2014