School of Architecture news
Ph.D. student Frederika Eilers has won an Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award in the Fonds Société et culture category from the Fonds de recherche du Québec for her publication, "Barbie versus Modulor: Ideal Bodies, Buildings, and Typical Users," published in Girlhood Studies (Berghahn Journals) volume 5, issue 1, 07-2012. The award comes with a $1,000 prize. For full details, please visit the awards webpage.
The Urban Design and Housing (UDH) option in the post-professional M.Arch. program at the School has been highlighted by Azure magazine (November/December 2012) as ranking amongst the leading design and architecture programs in North America. The criteria for inclusion in Azure's listing are as follows: "We polled architects and designers across Canada and the U.S.
The Facteur D Award for Architecture has been awarded to the Ville de Longueuil, Manon Asselin, and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte (JLP), architects in consortium, for the Raymond-Lévesque Library. The design team included Asselin (architect, project manager), Katsuhiro Yamazaki (designer), and Tom Balaban (architect, designer) for Manon Asselin architecte, as well as Nicolas Ranger (operation manager) and Michel Bourassa (construction supervisor) for JLP et associés architectes.
The ContemPLAY Pavilion has won a Prix d'Excellence de la construction en acier, in the category Projets Jeunes Architectes - Ingenieurs, from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) / L'Institut Canadien de la construction en acier (ICCA). The prize was awarded at Le 4e Rendez-vous de l'acier (La Beauté de l'acier) at the Centre de Congrès Palace in Laval, Quebec, on September 27, 2012.
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Two students from the professional M.Arch. program, Marilina Cianci and Yekaterina Artemchuk, under the supervision of faculty sponsor Sinisha Brdar, have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the open category of the 2011-12 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) / American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Design Student Competition for their project INTERTWINE: An Energy Resource Machine and Wildlife Habitat for Maldives.
Prof. David Covo and other members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Centre for Architecture Development Group were inducted into the Order of Athabasca University on June 8 in recognition of their advocacy and promotion of the AU Architecture Program and their contributions to its development.
SSHRC postdoctoral fellow Lucas Crawford has been awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for his University of Alberta Ph.D. dissertation (Department of English and Film Studies) "Archive, Transgender, Architecture: Woolf, Beckett, diller scofidio + renfro."
Professional Masters students Caileigh MacKellar and Newsha Ghaeli won the A+ Award for Best Student Project in both the jury and People’s Choice categories in the annual AZ Awards, an international awards competition sponsored by Azure magazine, for their project “Polytropism – Tower Concept,” developed in the M1 studio of Prof. Aaron Sprecher.
The galvanized steel tube of the ContemPLAY pavilion has won a 2012 Hot-Tip Galvanizing Excellence Award for its galvanizer, Corbec Inc., from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA).
Congratulations to Professors Aaron Sprecher (Architecture, PI), Jorge Angeles (CIM, McGill University, co-appl.), Clement Gosselin (Laboratoire de Robotique, Laval University, co-appl.), Damiano Pasini (Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, collaborator) and Pieter Sijpkes (School of Architecture, collaborator), who have have been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($190,860).
The winning project in the urban design competition for the Smith Promenade, Griffintown, was unveiled on April 26, 2012. Among the four concepts developed by the finalist firms, the jury chose "Granny Smith," the project proposed by NIP Paysage. Two Adjunct Professors in the School were part of the winning team led by NIP Paysage: Sinisha Brdar and Conor Sampson (B.Arch. 1996).
Architecture Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected Lola Sheppard, OAQ, MRAIC as the recipient of its 2012 Young Architect Award. Architecture Canada’s Young Architect Award recognizes the achievements of a young architect in excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession.
For the second year in a row, a McGill student has received the top award in the Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Third-year undergraduate Justin Chapman was awarded first prize (a $12,000 travel grant), while Krystal Lung, Cailen Pybus and Saul Strauss were awarded three of six merit awards.
Three McGill graduates have been chosen as national winners to participate with Migrating Landscapes in the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture: John Leroux (B.Arch. 1994), a member of of Team 189 from the Maritimes; Kfir Gluzberg (M.Arch. 2011), a member of Team 206 from Ontario; and Amirali Javidan (M.Arch. 2001), Team 142 from B.C.