One of the oldest schools of architecture in North America, McGill has maintained its excellent reputation by keeping its goal simple: “developing skills in both the art and science of building design and construction.” Offering community design workshops and courses on heritage conservation and sustainable design, students are constantly exposed to the ever-changing landscape of design.
Both graduate and undergraduate students have access to an exceptional range of 24-hour computer, photographic and workshop facilities. Two new research facilities have been recently introduced to further enhance students’ experience: FARMM (Facility for Architectural Research in Media Mediation), which provides access to next generation technologies, and LIPHE (Laboratory for Integrated Prototyping and Hybrid Environments), which offers fabrication services to graduate students.
In June 2021, the school also welcomed prominent Canadian architecture critic David Theodore as the new Director of Architecture. The co-curator of Imposter Cities (Canada’s contribution to the Venice Biennale), Theodore is only the latest addition to a list of world-renowned faculty members that make this institution an esteemed place to learn.
Arthur Erickson, Gregory Henriquez, Moshe Safdie, Peter Oberlander, Frances Bronet (President of the Pratt Institute), Alexandre Trudeau, Eric Bunge (nARCHITECTS)
David Theodore, Andrew King (Lemay), Theodora Vardouli (CoDEx, Computational Design Exploratory), Naomi Keena