School of Architecture news
From the Convocation brochure: Architect, educator and urban planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel (CM, FRAIC, BArch [McGill], MCP [Harvard]) has influenced urban landscapes worldwide, but nowhere has her vision and tenacity had greater impact than here in Montreal, where she began her career and honed her remarkable skills.
McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 7, 2014 | InhabitatWritten by Lori Zimmer
The School of Architecture has been awarded a Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) Ambassadors Award to support the travel of five Ph.D. students to attend the upcoming Vernacular Architecture Forum in Galloway Township, New Jersey, May 7-10. The successful application was submitted by Tanya Southcott (M. Arch. CMT 2013) on behalf of Susane Halveka, Heather Braiden, Jaimie Cudmore, and Tania Gutiérrez Monroy.
Ewa Bieniecka has been elected Regional Director for Quebec of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). From the RAIC Bulletin notice: "A Montreal-native, Ewa graduated from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1982 and a master's degree in 2004. She is an architect with Montreal's Arcop Architecture Inc.
Ruccolo + Faubert Architectes (RFA) & Ni conception architecture de paysage have won the landscape architecture competition for the construction of a beach at the eastern tip of the island of Montréal. The results of the design competition for the Plage de l’Est, held by the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, were announced in a press release on
Professional M.Arch. students Ji Won Jun (M2) and Josiane Crampé (M1) have won the first prize in the 5th edition of the international competition organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Hewlett-Packard (HP). In total, 240 submissions from 91 countries were evaluated by the jury members of the competition. The winning submission by the McGill students was a final project developed during the Summer 2013 semester in the professional M.Arch. studio (DST) of Prof.
Six winning entries have been selected in the 15th International Garden Festival competition of Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens for 2014. The competition attracted 293 proposals for contemporary gardens, submitted from 35 countries. One of the winning entries, Méristème by Montréal collective Châssi, includes Ph.D.
Prof. Aaron Sprecher's co-edited book (with Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa), Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture, has been published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Designed by Atelier Pastille Rose, the bright yellow, 350-page tome features 48 contributions by a wide range of architects and researchers, including Prof. Martin Bressani, David Theodore (Assistant Prof., as of August 2014), and former Sheff Visiting Professor Michael Wen-Sen Su.
Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes (FGMDA) has received two Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage for the following projects: Jean-Talon Station / Loblaws and Harbour Commission Building / Club 357c. In 2013, the