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Radoslav Zuk Travel Award in Architecture

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.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2016

RAIC National Urban Design Awards (Urban Fragments category): two winners

Impulse - Lateral Office / CS Design

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Published on : 08 Apr 2016

Atelier Big City and KANVA win Grands Prix du Design

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.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Gonzalo Lizarralde wins ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award

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

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Published on : 25 Jan 2016

McGill student team wins first prize at Ice Hotel

The McGill team of Maha Benhachmi (U2), Muye Ma (U2) and Mahya Sabour (U3), with the assistance of Luis Alvarez (BSc[Arch] 2015), won first prize in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel outside Quebec City at the opening celebration on Friday, January 15.  A total of 32 teams from the universities of Laval, McGill, Montréal and UQAM submitted design panels to the competition, of which three were chosen to be built as theme rooms.  First prize was awarded to

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Published on : 18 Jan 2016

Ice Hotel

A team of undergraduate students from the School is one of three finalist teams in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel outside Quebec City: Maha Benhachmi (U2), Muye Ma (U2), and Mahya Sabour (U3).  For the 11th consecutive year, the competition was open to students from the universities of Laval, McGill, Montréal, and UQAM.  The three winning schemes were chosen from over 30 submitted projects, and they will be built as actual rooms in the Ice Hotel this winter.  They wer

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Published on : 09 Dec 2015

Canadian Architect 2015 Awards of Excellence

Clothilde Caillé-Lévesque (MArch 2015 and a course lecturer in the School) is one of five winners of the Canadian Architect 2015 Awards of Excellence.  She was the sole student selected as an award winner, for her graduating thesis project, Close Encounters: A New Post-Industrial La

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Published on : 09 Dec 2015

OAQ Prix d'excellence en architecture 2015

Many graduates of the School are represented amongst the 2015 winners of the OAQ (Ordre des architectes du Québec) Prix d'excellence en architecture.  A total of 13 awards and two mentions were announced on November 21, 2015, in the 28th year of the prizes.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2015

Luminothérapie winner announced for winter 2015-2016

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership has announced the installation that will take over the Place des Festivals this coming winter for the sixth annual edition of Luminothérapie, from 10 December 2015 to 31 January 2016: Impulse, a participatory creation by the Toronto-based firm Lateral Office, and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, both from Montreal.

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Published on : 16 Oct 2015

Julia Gersovitz to receive Gabrielle Léger Medal for Lifetime Achievement

Adjunct Professor Julia Gersovitz is to receive the Gabrielle Léger Medal for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of her 40-year contribution to heritage conservation in Canada.  The medal is one of the National Trust Leadership Awards for 2015.  The recipients’ accomplishments will be fêted at the National Trust’s National Awards Ceremony and Reception taking place in Calgary, Alberta, on October 23, 2015 at the Petroleum Club with Her Honour, the Hon. Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presenting.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2015

Prof. Ricardo L. Castro elected to RCA

Prof. Ricardo L. Castro has been elected as a member to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) and will be formally inducted into the Academy at the RCA's Annual General Assembly, during the President's Dinner, in May 2016 in Vancouver.  The Acting President of the Academy, Joseph-Richard Veilleux RCA, reported to Prof. Castro that the members of the Jury of the RCA Membership Committee determined that he had met all the criteria for election to the Academy and that the discipline most appropriate to his accomplishments, and for which he was elected, is photography.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2015

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 Aldéric Leahy, and were led by Adjunct Professor Howard Davies.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2015