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McGill Reporter
October 5, 2006 - Volume 39 Number 04
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Another McGill first!

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Annmarie Adams is an expert on the history of domestic architecture.
Owen Egan

McGill's William C. Macdonald Professor of Architecture, Annmarie Adams, BA'81, will be on familiar turf when she arrives at the University of California Berkeley as the first Arcus Endowment Scholar-in-Residence. Adams, who holds an MArch and a PhD from Berkeley, won the award following an open nomination process. She hopes to take up the position and to teach a graduate seminar in 2008. The seminar, "Sex and the Single Building," will explore a number of everyday places — bars, gyms, hospitals, spas, brothels, beauty parlours and hotels — where body care of all types is played out. The Arcus award consists of a $40,000 stipend and accommodation for one semester at the Weston Havens house, which was designed in 1939 by Harwell Hamilton Harris. The house was recently bequeathed to the University of California and is considered a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture.

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