School of Architecture

From the Hydro-Québec press release (August 29, 2017):

McGill University and Concordia University students are teaming up as the sole Canadian entry in the prestigious international housing design competition

Published on: 9 Sep 2017

From the Aga Khan Foundation Canada website:

Published on: 13 Aug 2017

PhD student Tanya Southcott has won one of three 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships.  Southcott won a $5,000 scholarship for writing an illustrated 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Please describe the moment—the circumstances, the nature of the event—when you decided to become an architect, or when you knew that your decision to become an architect was the right one.

From the RAIC website:

Published on: 13 Aug 2017

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced the 2017 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video. PhD student Dustin Valen has won the Founders’ JSAH Article Award for “On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 4 (December 2016): 403–423.

Published on: 13 Jun 2017

M.Arch. student Luis Alvarez has won the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research.

Published on: 7 Jun 2017

Adjunct Professor Andrew King has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017.

Published on: 18 May 2017

Numerous McGill alumni have been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017. Giovanni Diodati (BSc[Arch] 1988, BArch 1990) is a Senior Associate at EVOQ and a heritage materials conservation specialist.

Published on: 18 May 2017

Prof. Robert Mellin has been elected President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The RCA is an honorary organization of established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than thirty visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video, and digital art.

Published on: 18 May 2017

[From the McGill Reporter, “McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding,” by Meaghan Thurston]

"On Thursday, May 4, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $126 million in funding for 142 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Fifteen CRCs valued at $12 million went to McGill faculty."

Published on: 11 May 2017

Prof. Annmarie Adams and John Bentley Mays are the recipients of the 2017 President’s Medal for Media in Architecture given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.)  From the RAIC press release (see attachment):

This award recognizes storytelling about buildings and cities that promotes understanding of architecture and the role of architects in the daily lives of Canadians.

Published on: 1 May 2017

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.

Published on: 25 Apr 2017

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).

Published on: 24 Apr 2017

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.

Published on: 21 Feb 2017

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.

Published on: 7 Feb 2017

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.

Published on: 27 Jan 2017