McGill Architecture Students’ Association



Wood/Plexie Glass Cutter
Hour: 24hrs
Location: B floor of MacDonald-Harrington Building

Be mindful that it will get busy during midterm and final weeks with most students are preparing their physical models. Make sure to reserve early and leave time for testing. Here is the sign-up sheet for Wood and Plexiglass laser cutter.

Technician: David Speller
Hour: 9:30AM - 12:30AM & 2:30AM to 5:30AM
Location: G Floor of Macdonald-Harrington Building

The Workshop also maintains a Supply Store which allows students to purchase materials through the use of student purchase cards. The Supply Store maintains a stock of the most often used materials for sale to students, while most common modelling and building materials can be ordered through the Workshop within a few delivery days.
Media-lab Coordinator: Juan Osorio
Telephone number: 514-398-5660
Hour: 9:30AM - 12:30AM & 2:30AM to 5:30AM
Location: G Floor of Macdonald-Harrington Building

Please read over the media centre regulations and instructions for printing here and borrowing equipments here.  The catalogue of products available could be foundhere. 


on campus
The Writing Centre offers great writing tutorial services. Each session runs from 30min to one hour. You are free to brainstorm topics, thesis statement with the tutor before you start the paper. However, it is usually more effective if you come in with a rough first sketch of the paper than empty-handed. You could also see the tutor for proofreading, final editing of the paper. Be aware that the writing centre gets extremely busy towards midterm and the end of school year, so make sure to make an appointment as soon as you know your paper due day.

McGill Library holds a generous amount of resources available to students. All you need to do is look up the keyword of the area or topic you want to research on and locate the book of your interest through the library search engine.

Located on the 3rd floor of Redpath library, the Blackader-Lauterman Collection is your go-to places for architecture books, magazines, and other resources on campus. The Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art houses the core research collections for the School of Architecture, the School of Urban Planning, and the Department of Art History & Communication Studies.

off campus
The CCA  collection documents the culture and production of architecture worldwide from the Renaissance through the present day. It is made up of interrelated bodies of primary and secondary materials. Access to the collection is provided physically in the study room and online through the website’s search engine. For information on how to consult the collection, as well as on reproductions and loans, please check the collection access and use FAQ page.

Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales du Quebec also holds generous architecture-related resources. Their largest branch is located near Berri-UQAM station

online resources

JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. It provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. You can sign in to the library with your McGill account.

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer.

McGill takes plagiarism and cheating very seriously, make sure you understand the rules. Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Articles 16-19  

overheard in the studio:

"You should tried to put some cows in your sectional drawings...but it wouldn’t be nice for the cows."

McGill University
School of Architecture

Macdonald-Harrington Building
815 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C2