Project Team & Committee Membership

Project Team

Comprised of Library administration, McGill University campus planning representatives and leadership from the EKM and Shepley Bulfinch architecture firms, the Project Team speadheaded the development of the Feasibility Study and Master Plan by drawing on their own expertise; feedback from public consulations and student and faculty focus groups; analyses of the current Library landscape; and reviews of best practices at other academic research libraries.

  McGill University

  • C. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries
  • Diane Koen, Associate Director, Planning & Resources (Library)
  • Lorraine Mercier, Director, Facilities and Ancillary Services
  • Paul Guenther, Senior Campus Planner

  EKM Architecture

  • François Emond, Partner
  • Jean-Roch Marion, M.Arch
  • Raquel Penelosa, Landscape Architect

  Shepley Bulfinch

  • Jay Verspyck, Associate
  • Janette Blackburn, Principal
  • Steve Erwin, Principal
  • Barak Yaryan, Architect

 

Steering Committee

Members served in an advisory capacity to the Project Team, providing comment on working documents and giving input on program goals. Integral to the success of the Feasibility Study, this committee met with the architects every 4-6 weeks, ensuring that major on-campus stakeholders were kept informed of progress and able to provide frequent feedback. The committee was composed of representatives from graduate and undergraduate student groups, Student Life & Learning, Library staff, the Faculties of Arts, Management, Law, Education and STEM, University Services and the Provost’s Office.

  McGill University

  • Anthony C. Masi, Provost
  • Robert Couvrette, Associate Vice‐Principal, University Services
  • Andre Costopoulos, Dean of Students
  • Glenn Zabowski, Associate Dean of Students (on behalf of Ollivier Dyens)
  • Christopher Manfredi, Dean of Faculty of Arts
  • C. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries
  • Daniel Boyer, Associate Dean, User Services (Library)
  • Diane Koen, Associate Director, Planning & Resources (Library)
  • Lorraine Mercier, Director, Facilities and Ancillary Services
  • Paul Guenther, Senior Campus Planner
  • Bruce Lennox, Representative, STEM Faculty

 Students

  • Erin Sobat, Representative, Students' Society of McGill University
  • Jennifer Murray, Representative, Post‐Graduate Students' Society
  • Juan Pinto, Representative, Post‐Graduate Students' Society

  EKM Architecture

  • François Emond, Partner
  • Andy Kozina, Partner

  Shepley Bulfinch

  • Jay Verspyck, Associate
  • Janette Blackburn, Principal
  • Steve Erwin, Principal
  • Barak Yaryan, Architect

 

Communication Committee

Members served as communication gateways between the Project Team and stakeholders in and around campus, helping ensure all types of Library users and members of the larger McGill community had their voices heard. This committee met twice during architect site visits to McGill to aid members to disseminate project details to and feedback from their constituents. Members included representatives for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and The Friends of the Library, as well as McGill senior officials and the architectural firms’ leadership.

  McGill University

  • Anthony C. Masi, Provost
  • Ghyslaine McClure, Associate Provost and Chair, Senate Committee on Libraries
  • Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus
  • Robert Couvrette, Vice‐Principal, University Services
  • Michael Di Grappa, Vice‐Principal, Administration & Finance
  • Ollivier Dyens, Vice‐Principal, Student Life & Learning
  • Paul Chesser, Assistant Vice‐Principal, University Advancement (on behalf of Marc Weinstein)
  • David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine
  • Martin Grant, Dean of Science
  • Christopher Manfredi, Dean of Faculty of Arts
  • C. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries
  • Diane Koen, Associate Director, Planning & Resources (Library)
  • Chuck Adler, Director, Campus and Space Planning (on behalf of R. Couvrette)
  • Hugo Dominguez, Director, IT Infrastructure (on behalf of Ghilaine Roquet)
  • Lorraine Mercier, Director, Facilities and Ancillary Services
  • Gillian Lane‐Mercier, Chair, Arts Library Advisory Committee
  • Paul Guenther, Senior Campus Planner
  • Doug Sweet, Director, Internal Communications

  Students

  • Claire Stewart‐Kanigan, Representative, Students' Society of McGill University
  • Jennifer Murray, Representative, Post‐Graduate Students' Society

  EKM Architecture

  • François Emond, Partner
  • Andy Kozina, Partner

  Shepley Bulfinch

  • Jay Verspyck, Associate
  • Janette Blackburn, Principal
  • Steve Erwin, Principal
  • Barak Yaryan, Architect

  External Advisors

  • Cecil Rabinovitch, Representative, Friends of the Library
  • Richard Dumont, Director of Libraries, Université de Montréal

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