School of Architecture

Atelier Big City has won a Prix d'excellence en architecture 2017 from the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) in the category Bâtiments et ensembles résidentiels de type multifamilial for their housing project U.  The principals of Atelier Big City are Clifford C.F. Wong Professor of Practice Howard Davies, Randy Cohen, and Anne Cormier (all B.Arch. 1982).

Published on: 17 Nov 2017

Ph.D. student Maria Valentina Davila has won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship in the amount of $60,000 for research supporting her dissertation topic, "Women on the home front: Venezuelan domestic workers and the acquisition of architecture."

Published on: 16 Nov 2017

Prof. Martin Bressani, Director of the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, has been appointed to the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Architecture for a seven-year term.  The Chair was established on May 23, 1896 with the purpose of establishing a chair of professorship for architecture.  The appointment was announced by Prof. Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), on October 16, 2017, and is retroactive to September 1, 2017.  Prof.

Published on: 3 Nov 2017

rzlbd’s 100 has received a commendation in the hand-drawn category at the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, and the World Architecture Festival.  It will be displayed in November at the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin, and then the winning and shortlisted entries will be displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London from February 21 to April 14, 2018.

Published on: 2 Nov 2017

rzlbd’s Opposite House has been chosen by the American Architecture Prize (AAP) jury as one of the winners of The International American Architecture Prize in 2017.  rzlbd is a boutique architectural practice based in Toronto, founded by Reza Aliabadi (M.Arch.

Published on: 10 Oct 2017

PhD student Dustin Valen has been named the FRQSC (Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture) Étudiant-chercheur étoile in Fonds Société et culture for September 2017. Please see this FRQSC webpage for more information on his reasearch.

Published on: 21 Sep 2017

From the Hydro-Québec press release (August 29, 2017):

McGill University and Concordia University students are teaming up as the sole Canadian entry in the prestigious international housing design competition

Published on: 9 Sep 2017

From the Aga Khan Foundation Canada website:

Published on: 13 Aug 2017

PhD student Tanya Southcott has won one of three 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships.  Southcott won a $5,000 scholarship for writing an illustrated 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Please describe the moment—the circumstances, the nature of the event—when you decided to become an architect, or when you knew that your decision to become an architect was the right one.

From the RAIC website:

Published on: 13 Aug 2017

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced the 2017 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video. PhD student Dustin Valen has won the Founders’ JSAH Article Award for “On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 4 (December 2016): 403–423.

Published on: 13 Jun 2017

M.Arch. student Luis Alvarez has won the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research.

Published on: 7 Jun 2017

Adjunct Professor Andrew King has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and will be inducted into the College at the RAIC/OAA Festival in Ottawa on May 24-27, 2017.

Published on: 18 May 2017