Architecture


David Scott: Supertall and Superfast: Design and Construction Challenges in Steel

A lecture from David Scott, Principal, Arup. Part of the Winter 2012 lecture series from McGill’s School of Architecture.

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May 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Luc Courchesne: You Are Here

A lecture from Luc Courchesne, professor at Université de Montréal and director of Metalab, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). Part of the Winter 2012 lecture series from McGill’s School of Architecture.

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May 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Andrew King: Gerald Sheff Lecture, Winter 2012

A lecture from Andrew King, Gerald Sheff visiting professor in Architecture at McGill, 2012. Part of the Winter 2012 lecture series from McGill’s School of Architecture.

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May 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Alessandra Ponte: Journey to the North of Quebec: Understanding (McLuhan’s) Media

A lecture from Alessandra Ponte, professor at Université de Montréal. Part of the Winter 2012 lecture series from McGill’s School of Architecture.

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May 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm


Barbara Imhof: Architecture beyond the Earth’s horizon

Barbara Imhof (Liquifer Systems Group, Vienna) discusses the past and future of architecture in outer space, and the challenges and opportunities of human habitation outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

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May 19, 2011 at 10:58 am


Wes Jones: SouperGreen

Wes Jones and his colleagues take on the challenge of “making environmentalism the boss” by considering the isolating and alienating effect of technology on our relationship with the environment.

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May 19, 2011 at 10:58 am


Nature’s A Bitch

Paula Meijerink is the 2011 Gerald Sheff Visiting professor at McGill. She is a landscape architecture from the Netherlands and a founding principle of WANTED, a landscape group. This lecture “Nature’s A Bitch” is about the complex and often contradictory role of nature in the built environment, and how difficult it is to achieve a sense of nature in architecture.

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March 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm


The Inclusive City

Gregory Henriquez is from Vancouver, and he studied architecture at Carleton and then McGill under Alberto Pérez-Gómez. This lecture “Vancouver: Resort City?” is about work that focuses on housing and mixed-use development–specifically in Vancouver–and all of the ethical, social and economic issues that arise when creating this kind of built environment.

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March 21, 2011 at 10:33 am


Ordinary and Extraordinary

Since 2001, Lawrence Scarpa’s firm Pugh + Scarpa has won many awards, most recently the AIA firm of the year award. Their work is a combination of fun, innovation, and social awareness. They are material groundbreakers, using objects such as ping pong balls, broom bristles, shrink wrap and dixie cups. They have a wide ranging practice which encompasses private homes, affordable housing, special needs housing, corporate interiors and even a solar electric vehicle charging station.

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March 21, 2011 at 10:33 am


transLIGHT – Lighting the Transition

Joern Siebke is an architectural lighting designer from Germany, practicing in NYC with Arc Light Design. His background is in landscape architecture and cinema. This lecture “Translight: lighting the transition” examines the confluence of political agendas, corporate interests and public awareness in terms of technological advancements in current lighting design practices.

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March 21, 2011 at 10:33 am