Research News
Thurmayr & Straub Professor Dietmar Straub and Associate Professor Anna Thurmayr are featured on the cover of Landscape Architecture Magazine (March 2020). For the full article “Have Van, Will Garden,” by Brian Barth, click here.
posted March 30, 2020
Cynthia Karpan - Now published: Dr. Cynthia Karpan’s Programming Interior Environments: A Practical Guide for Students (Routledge, 2019). This book introduces a four-component framework to program interiors, and twelve methods to gather, analyze and synthesize programmatic information.
posted January 21, 2020
Thinking Architecture Dr. Lisa Landrum guest edited and authored the introduction for “Thinking Architecture,” a special thematic edition of the Montreal Architectural Review, vol. 6 (2019).
posted January 13, 2020
Eugène Atget, photographer (French, 1857 - 1927), The Panthéon, French, 1924, Gelatin silver chloride print on printing-out paper, 17.8 × 22.6 cm (7 × 8 7/8 in.), 90.XM.64.34. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum Dr. Susan Close and Undergraduate Researchers Lindsay Mamchur and Hanna Hendrickson-Rebizant launch new research website on Photography and the Built Environment
posted September 5, 2019
CAFE Dr. Lisa Landrum earned a SSHRC Connection Grant ($50,000) entitled Canadian Architecture Forums on Education: Toward an Architecture Policy for Canada. The initiative involves 12 schools of architecture in five forums over one year to discuss the role of architectural education and research in shaping Canada’s future.
posted August 30, 2019
Thurmayr Straub Garden Associate Professors Dietmar Straub and Anna Thurmayr are recipients of the 2019 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award for their design of Rooted in Clay – WY Garden. In addition, a second garden design by Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Vibrant Daring Ephemeral Wild – Casa Montessori & Orff School, earned a National Award in the small-scale public landscape category. Both gardens are in Winnipeg. See the CSLA website for the full press release.
posted March 22, 2019
Brenda Brown

Minding the Ground; Hearing the Wind: Chaco Canyon, a solo exhibition by Associate Professor Brenda Brown, was on display at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico from October 21 to December 3, 2018. Research leading to this exhibition was supported by the National Parks Arts Foundation and a 2018 University of Manitoba Creative Works grant.
posted March 14, 2019

Sekuwe (My House) Associate Professor Lancelot Coar (Architecture) and Dr. Linda Larcombe (Medicine) along with co-investigators, Pam Orr, Matthew Singer, Ivan Yassie (Tadoule Lake First Nations), Kathi Avery Kinew (First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba) were awarded the 2018 CMHC President’s Medal for Housing Research Excellence for their project entitled “Sekuwe (My House), Dene First Nations’ Perspectives on Healthy Homes.” This comes with a $15,000 award that will support the continued research investigating the unique housing needs of elders in the Dene community of Tadoule Lake
First Nations, Manitoba.
posted November 13, 2018

Oceane Perham

Faculty of Architecture undergraduate student winners of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, Creative Works category: Yang Peng and Océane Perham, fourth year students in Environmental Design – Architecture Option. Both posters results from summer work as 2018 Undergraduate Research Award winners, supervised by Dr. Lisa Landrum.
posted November 13, 2018

Symbiosis Optimization of Double-Skin Façades in Cold Climates Dr. Mohamad Araji earned an NSERC Discovery Grant valued at $100,000 ($20,000 for each of the next 5 years). Dr. Araji’s research project, entitled “Symbiosis Optimization of Double-Skin Façades in Cold Climates,” aims to maximize energy efficiency of building envelopes by investigating the integration of micro-algae photobioreactors and image-processing in complex façade design.
posted August 2, 2018
Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation

Dr. Marcella Eaton, in collaboration with six other Canadian academics, earned a Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation grant in the amount $5,500, to support a colloquium addressing research and pedagogy, entitled Thinking Critically About Canadian Landscapes: A disciplinary conversation on the status of education and research in Canadian Schools of Landscape Architecture.
posted August 2, 2018

Testing of post-tensioned bending active frame system Prof. Lancelot Coar, with Dr. Young-Jin Cha in the Department of Civil Engineering, earned a University of Manitoba Collaborative Research Program grant valued at $25,000 for two years. The project entitled “Testing of post-tensioned bending active frame system” will use C.A.S.T. to test the efficiency of structural shells comprised of a novel trio of
building systems.
posted August 2, 2018
Minding the Ground; Hearing the Wind Prof. Brenda Brown earned a University of Manitoba Creative Works grant in the amount of $2,500 toward realizing an exhibition at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, entitled Minding the Ground; Hearing the Wind. The exhibit will include a 35-minute video, photographic prints and drawings.
posted August 2, 2018
The Design and Testing of Post-Tensioned Bending Active Spatial Assemblies ED Architecture students Jessica Piper and Violet Jiang will present “The design and testing of post-tensioned bending active spatial assemblies,” co-authored with Prof. Lancelot Coar (UM Architecture), Dr. Young-Jin Cha (UM Civil Engineering), and Dr. Lars De Laet (Architectural Engineering, Vrije University, Brussels) at the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, MIT, July 16, 2018. This paper emerges from research that Jessica and Violet assisted with in Summer 2017, as winners of the Undergraduate Research Award.
posted May 15, 2018
CELA 2018 Logo Brenda Brown, Dietmar Straub and Anna Thurmayr presented research papers at the conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
posted May 2, 2018
Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience Dr. Lisa Landrum published an essay “Poetic Imagination and the Architecture of Poe,” in the book Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience (Routledge, 2018).
posted May 2, 2018
Surkan Jason Surkan, a graduate student in the Department of Architecture, presented his Design Thesis at the 2nd Biennial International Indigenous Design Forum in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa (Christchurch, New Zealand), March 2-5, 2018.
posted March 28, 2018
Bronwn Prof. Brenda Brown published three essays in a new book Landscape Observatory: The Work of Terence Harkness, edited by M. Elen Deming (AR+D Publishing, 2018).
posted March 28, 2018
LandrumBodPol Dr. Lisa Landrum and Ted Landrum’s
Body Politic Masque
exhibition featured in UM Research News.
posted January 10, 2018
GZ Dr. Susan Close will present a paper titled "Gabor Szilasi’s Photographs of St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Canada" at the Eighth International Conference on the Image to be held at the Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice, Italy on November 1, 2017.
posted October 10, 2017
JAPA_Orly Dr. Orly Linovski published an article in the Journal of the American Planning Association, special issue on Ethics in Planning, called “Pro Bono Practices and Government Agencies” (March 2017).
posted October 10, 2017
LandrumGlasgow Dr. Lisa Landrum presented a paper in the Poetics of Roman Architecture session at the Society of Architectural Historians conference in Glasgow, Scotland June 7-11, 2017.
posted September 19, 2017
ThompsonRAIC Ph.D. student Courtney Thompson participated in the International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium, part of the RAIC festival in Ottawa, May 27, 2017.
posted September 18, 2017
LandrumTmidway Sessional instructor Ted Landrum has published a book: Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems (Signature Editions, 2017).
posted September 17, 2017
JBarry Dr. Janice Barry has co-authored a book with Dr. Libby Porter of RMIT University: Planning for Coexistence? Recognizing Indigenous Rights Through Land-use Planning in Canada and Australia (Routledge, 2016).
posted September 15, 2017