Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

Le 9e, Montreal (Eaton Centre) Culture

Bringing a Montreal icon back to life 

The ninth-floor restaurant at the Eaton's store on Sainte-Catherine Street was renowned for its Art Deco style and officially recognized as a historic monument by the Quebec government. Georges Drolet, an architect with expertise in heritage buildings, played a leading role in the downtown landmark's rebirth.

Alain Fournier standing in front of a mural Culture

Creating culturally appropriate architecture for the North

Award-winning architect Alain Fournier has worked on dozens of projects for Indigenous communities in the North, creating distinctive buildings and structures that reflect the communities they serve. (Cet article est disponible en français.)

Derek Drummond smiling from behind a podium On Campus

Remembering Derek Drummond

One of a kind. Genuine and fun. A very special human. A steady and kind presence. A glance at the tributes flooding Derek Drummond’s Facebook page in the wake of his passing on November 17 tells you just how beloved he was in the McGill community and beyond. If you didn’t know him, you wish you […]

Architect Moshe Safdie at one of his most famous projects, Habitat 67 (Photo: Owen Egan/Joni Dufour) People

“My career started here”

Moshe Safdie, BArch’61, LLD’82, is one of the world’s most celebrated architects. It all began with Montreal’s iconic Habitat 67, a bold housing complex that started off as a McGill thesis project. It made Safdie a star – but it almost derailed his promising career.

Amale Andraos is the co-founder of the New York architectural firm WORKac and the dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Photo: Raymond Adams, courtesy Columbia GSAPP) People

Redefining architecture for a new era

Thanks to her firm’s imaginative designs, her focus on the implications of climate change, and her inclusive vision for her profession’s future, Amale Andraos, BSc(Arch)’94, BArch’96, has been winning acclaim as both an architect and an educator.


Shining a spotlight on Generation X

The Globe and Mail once called him “Canada's most talented impressionist since Rich Little.” In his new play, Rick Miller, BSc(Arch)’93, BArch’94, takes on more than 100 different voices to examine the world in which Generation X grew up – as well as his own experiences at McGill.


City builder

As the executive director of the Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal, Nancy Shoiry, MArch’92, is an important player when it comes to the availability of affordable housing in the city.

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