On May 3, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced support of more than $82 million through Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) for 55 innovative projects across Canada. Of these, 15 will be pre-commercialization demonstration projects to test the feasibility of various technologies, and 40 will be research and development projects to address knowledge gaps and bring technologies from the conceptual stage to the ready-to-be-tested stage of development.
The consortium of Manon Asselin Architecte + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes has won the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' architectural competition to design its new fifth pavilion. Manon Asselin (B.Arch. 1992, M.Arch. 2001) is co-founder, with her partner Katsuhiro Yamazaki (B.Arch. 1996), of Atelier TAG.
Prof. Ipek Türeli has been awarded a Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC, Quebec Fund for Research, Society and Culture) grant in the amount of $39,600 (over three years). She will research the topic of “Building Architectural Networks: American Missionary Schools in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
McGill third-year undergraduate student Wan Lu has received a Citation award in the Lyceum Fellowship in Architecture competition. Three other U3 students received three of four Merit awards: Guillaume Tiravy, Julia Chang and Zhongyuan Dai. The McGill submissions were projects developed in the U3 studio of Profs. Howard Davies, Ipek Türeli, Sinisha Brdar and Andrew King.
“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” has been selected through a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced today. The exhibition will be organized and curated by Lateral Office of Toronto. Lateral Office was founded in 2003 by Lola Sheppard (B.Arch. 1995) and Mason White as an experimental design practice.
Students at the School have won five of the seven prizes awarded at the 18th Interuniversity Charrette on February 25, 2013. First Prize was shared by two teams, both from McGill: The Cloud (Fouzi Ouadhi, Razvan Gheti, Sarah Wu Martinez, Luis Orozco and Zhiyao Chen) and Antidote (Hubert Lemieux, Alexandre Lapierre and Kim Landry).
Professor Michael Jemtrud is the winner of this year's Institut de recherche en histoire de l'architecture (IRHA) $25,000 award ("Opening up the disciplines: Innovative approaches to the built environment") for his project The Working Models Forum: A Fabricating Aesthetics Initiative. Collaborators include Professor Alanna Thain (McGill), Maria Mingallon (Arup), Maxime Moreau (Open Form Architecture), Jason Crow and Philam Nguyen (McGill). Additional participants, dates and event venues will be determined.
The winners of the Warming Huts v.2013: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice have been announced. Three huts were chosen from the open submission process; one was selected from a separate University of Manitoba competition, and yet another is being designed, and built in Winnipeg, by Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies, Randy Cohen and Anne Cormier, all B.Arch. 1982). Endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects, the competition received over 100 entries this year.
Recent (2012) M.Arch. (professional) graduates Marie-Ève Lamarre and Caileigh MacKellar have won an Honourable Mention in the competition Crossing Borders – Design Responses to Global Issues in the Developing World for their project "Off the Wall, Jacmel, Haiti," developed in the summer studio taught by Francisca Insulza at the School during May and June of 2012.
Canadian Architect has announced the winners of the 2012 Awards of Excellence, given each year to architects and architecture graduates for buildings in the design stage.
A team of four students from the School has won first prize in the Architecture Éphémère competition at the Ice Hotel in Quebec City for the design of their room, I Love Lamp. The winning students from the professional M.Arch. program - Newsha Ghaeli, Naomi Hébert, Brian Muthaliff and Maria Nikolova - received their prize at the opening of the Ice Hotel on Friday 18 January 2013 from Serge Péloquin, Artistic Director, and René Champagne, standing in for the Président d'honneur of the competition, Gilles Saucier.
Ph.D. student Elisabeth Bouchard and partner Eric Boucher have won a prize in the Mérites d'architecture de la Ville de Québec competition for their Bilodeau-Larrivée project. The residential renovation and addition, located in the heart of the St-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, was recognized for the successful relationship between the existing 1910 building and the contemporary expansion.
For photos and further details, please visit the competition webpage.
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.