Archinect - News 2015-01-28T07:17:40-05:00 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship awarded to McGill University grad student Justine Testado 2014-04-29T21:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T12:58:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects recently announced Anna Antropova, a master's degree candidate at the McGill University School of Architecture, as the recipient of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowship will fund Antropova's trip to Japan, where she will study ancient wood joinery techniques. Her research focuses on the potential transformation and reintroduction of applying ancient timber techniques to modern construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"'This elegant and efficient mode of construction could meaningfully inform our western building industry, an industry addicted to toxic adhesives and an indiscriminate application of metal fasteners. Wood stands to be for our generation what steel and concrete were for the previous two or three, and Japanese joinery offers us a sustainable mode of assembly for a sustainable material with far less embodied energy.' Ms. Antropova aims to reintroduce these techniques, ultimately uniting 'old and new, east and west, tradition and modernity.'&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Antropova was selected from a field of 20 applicants preselected by their educational institutions.</p><p>This year's jury consisted of RAMSA partners Melissa DelVecchio, Dan Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani. Margaret Marsh facilitated the discussion and process.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-12T12:49:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the McGill University, School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada. Don't miss out on the last few lectures this season!</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, Events will take place Mondays at 6:00 pm in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Paul Kassabian</strong> / Engineer - Simpson Gumpertz &amp; Heger, Boston; Lecturer - Department of Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering, MIT<br>"Design (R)evolution: New Approaches to Structural ...</p> Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br>Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p><p>Select lectures are also available as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">podcasts</a>.<br><br><em>Wa...</em></p> McGill University School of Architecture Cyclical Unit Review katmessina 2011-10-05T10:25:52-04:00 >2011-10-14T05:15:53-04:00 <img src="" width="311" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new directors of the school, [AA, DC, MB said (on record and in a recording) that the university was a corporation and their first interest was not education. If education is a business, shouldn&rsquo;t we know what we are paying for?</p></em><br /><br /><p> This document is a copy of the cyclical unit review performed by the University for the SoA in spring of this year. The result of the review may or may not have been the forced resignation of Professor Michael Jemtrud - an visionary individual who was making important and progressive changes within the curriculum of the school. Given that this is such a positive assessement of Jemtrud and his work over the last four years, it begs the question - who were the individuals who had lost faith in his leadership abilities? was this perhaps more because they were threatened by his agenda? and where does the school go from here given that the new director has yet to make a public presentation of her particular vision for the school ?</p> Alleged Forced Resignation at McGill University Stirs Backlash from Students Paul Petrunia 2011-06-24T12:37:28-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="325" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Word has been spreading since yesterday about the resignation of Michael Jemtrud, Director of McGill's School of Architecture. Archinect has just been anonymously informed, however, that "a very reliable senior faculty source within the school" has confirmed that the resignation was forced and that Jemtrud is not allowed to talk about it.</p> <p> The message we received follows:</p> <p> <em>On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Michael Jemtrud was forced to resign from his position as Director of McGill University School of Architecture. Jemtrud was hired four years ago with a mandate to integrate current technologies into the professional programs, to reinvigorate critical discussion and research about their use, and to foster a clearer organizational structure and closer collaborations within the school's many professional and post-professional programs. Jemtrud approached the job with a distinct vision and direction, and an ability to move quickly while continuing to foster the school's longstanding str...</em></p>