School of Architecture news
Amale Andraos (BArch 1996) has been named dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Principal (with Dan Wood) of New York-based architecture firm WORKac, Andraos is currently on faculty at GSAPP, and she has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University in Beirut.
Ph.D. students Heather Braiden and Ayca Koseoglu have received TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants for 2014. These grants are offered to doctoral students in architecture, in humanities and in social sciences in Canadian universities to facilitate access to the CCA Collection during residencies of one to three months at the Study Centre in the Summer of 2014.
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIC) highlighted the excellence of 17 international mobility projects with the presentation of the sixth LOJIQ prizes held May 27 at the National Assembly in front of nearly 300 guests. Recent graduate Marie-Ève Lamarre (M.Arch.
The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Aaron Sprecher to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2014. Prof. Sprecher was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture in the summer of 2008.
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.