Architecture

Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

Location

Location

  • Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 201
  • 815 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C2
  • Telephone: 514-398-6700
  • Fax: 514-398-7372
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/architecture

About the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

About the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

Founded in 1896, the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University offers professional programs, including B.Sc. (Arch.) and M.Arch. (Professional), and post-professional research programs, including M.Arch. (Post-professional) and Ph.D.

Vision

To advance professional architectural education that flourishes through research, critical practice, and community engagement.

Mission

The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture educates professionals who contribute to the global community through the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment. The School:

  • encourages a diverse environment for teaching, learning, and research, supported by both traditional and state-of-the-art digital resources;
  • develops professional and post-professional research-based Masters and Ph.D. programs that enable graduates to contribute responsibly to the profession, to research, and to careers in related fields;
  • enriches multidisciplinary teaching and research within the University and in connection with other local and international universities;
  • engages citizens' groups, local, provincial, and national governments, the private sector, and the profession toward the improvement of the built environment.

Architectural Certification in Canada

Architectural Certification in Canada

In Canada, all provincial/territorial associations/institutes/orders recommend a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit Canadian professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of accredited degrees: the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), and the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). A program may be granted a two-year, three-year, or six-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

Master's degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The M.Arch. (Professional) degree is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), and is recognized as accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the United States.

Programs of Study

Programs of Study

Students in the B.Sc.(Arch.) program who intend to proceed to the professional degree must satisfy certain minimum requirements. Students must:

  • complete the B.Sc.(Arch.) degree, including the series of required and complementary courses stipulated for professional studies, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00. Please note that the minimum CGPA requirement does not guarantee entry into M.Arch program;
  • submit a portfolio of work executed in the sequence of six design studios, as well as samples of professional and personal work;
  • complete the minimum period of relevant work experience according to the current Work Experience Guidelines (see www.mcgill.ca/architecture/programs/professional/workexperience).

Further information on the M.Arch. (Professional) program and application procedures is available at www.mcgill.ca/architecture.

Student Exchanges

Student Exchanges

A limited number of qualified students may participate in an exchange with schools of architecture at other universities that have agreements with the McGill School of Architecture, for a maximum of one term in the second year of the B.Sc.(Arch.) program. These include the following:

  • Università Iuav di Venezia (Venice, Italy);
  • Fakultät für Raumplanung und Architektur, Technische Universität Wien (Vienna, Austria);
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain, Brussels, and Tournai, Belgium);
  • Scuola di Architettura Civile Politecnico di Milano (Leonardo) (Milan, Italy);
  • College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University (Shanghai, China);
  • École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Belleville (Paris, France).
  • École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Grenoble (Grenoble, France).

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Ancillary Academic Facilities

Laboratories and Workshops
Facility for Architectural Research in Media Mediation (FARMM) – Professor Michael Jemtrud
Media Centre – Juan Osorio, Media Technician
Workshop Facilities – David Speller, Technician
Library
Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, located in the Redpath Library – David Greene, Liaison Librarian
Collections
Architecture Slide Library – Professor Annmarie Adams
The John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, housed in the Blackader-Lauterman Library – Ann Marie Holland, Liaison Librarian
Orson Wheeler Architectural Model Collection – Professor Pieter Sijpkes
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Architecture Faculty

Architecture Faculty

Director
Martin Bressani
Graduate Program Directors
David Theodore
Emeritus Professors
Bruce Anderson; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(Harv.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.
Derek Drummond; B.Arch.(McG.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q., O.A.A. (William C. Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture)
Adrian Sheppard; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(Yale), A.A.P.P.Q., F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.
Radoslav Zuk; B.Arch.(McG.), M.Arch.(MIT), D.Sc.(U.A.A.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q., O.A.A.
Professors
Annmarie Adams; B.A.(McG.), M.Arch., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.), M.R.A.I.C. (Stevenson Chair in the History and Philosophy of Science)
Vikram Bhatt; N.Dip. Arch.(Ahmed.), M.Arch.(McG.), M.R.A.I.C.
Martin Bressani; B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch.(McG.), M.Sc.(Arch.)(MIT), D.E.A., Docteur(Paris IV), O.A.Q. (William C. Macdonald Professor of Architecture)
Avi Friedman; B.Arch.(Technion), M.Arch.(McG.), Ph.D.(Montr.), O.A.Q., I.A.A.
Kiel Moe; B.Arch.(Cinc.), M.Arch.(Virg.), M.Des.(Harv.) (Gerald Sheff Chair in Architecture)
Alberto Pérez-Gómez; Dipl.Eng.Arch.(Nat. Pol. Inst. Mexico), M.A., Ph.D.(Essex), M.R.A.I.C. (Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of Architectural History)
Associate Professors
David Covo; B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch.(McG.), F.R.A.I.C., O.A.Q.
Michael Jemtrud; B.A., B.Sc., B.Arch.(Penn. St.), M.Arch.(McG.), M.R.A.I.C.
Nik Luka; B.A.A.(Ryerson), M.Arch.(Laval), Ph.D.(Tor.), M.C.I.P.
David Theodore; B.A., B.Sc.(Arch.), B.Arch., M.Arch.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Canadian Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation)
Ipek Türeli; B.Arch.(Istanbul), A.A.Dipl.(A.A.), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (Canada Research Chair in Architecture and Spatial Justice)
Assistant Professors
Salmaan Craig; B.Sc., Eng.D.(Brunel)
Theodora Vardouli; Dipl.Arch.Eng., M.Sc.(Athens), Ph.D., S.M.Arch.S.(MIT)
Professor of Practice
Howard Davies (Clifford C.F. Wong Professor of Practice )
Peter Guo-hua Fu
Adjunct Professors
Julia Gersovitz, Andrew King, Conor Sampson
Course Lecturers
Vedanta Balbahadur, Morgan Carter, Ricardo L. Castro, Laurie Damme Gonneville, Tania Delage, Nancy Dunton, Tom Egli, Fabrizio Gallanti, Marc Hallé, Edward Houle, Sybil McKenna, Jeffrey Ma, Theodore Oyama, Hubert Pelletier, Marc-André Plourde, François Sabourin, Gilles Saucier, Pieter Sijpkes, Angela Silver
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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Architecture) - Architecture (126 credits)

Program credit weight: 126 credits ...

For more information, see Architecture (126 credits).

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