History and Theory of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in Canada

Significant interdisciplinary academic and archival strengths in the history and theory of modern architecture and urbanism in Canada exist at the University of Calgary to support graduate research and scholarship. These strengths offer opportunities for students with appropriate professional and academic backgrounds (including visiting students, international students, and those interested in both degree and self-directed learning opportunities) to pursue specialization and scholarship in these areas through existing curriculum and supervisory expertise, and resources in a number of faculties and facilities across campus, including the Canadian Architectural Archives.

Opportunities for thesis research in this area exist within the context of a number of existing Master's and PhD programs, including the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.

Topics of expertise include: the history of modern Canadian architecture, the evolution of modern Canadian urbanism, the architecture of Canadian institutions and corporations, Canadian architecture in the context of cultural theory, the history of the architecture profession in Canada, architectural photography in Canada, the history of modern Canadian religious architecture, and exhibition and archival theory and practice.

Students or prospective students interested in research opportunities or scholarship and studies are encouraged to make inquiries before the application deadline on February 1.

For further information on opportunities related to research and scholarship in History and Theory of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in Canada at the University of Calgary contact:


Dr. Graham Livesey

Professor of Architecture                                       
Professional Faculties Building, room 3166             

Phone: 403.220.8671                                              
Email: livesey@ucalgary.ca

David Monteyne

Associate Professor of Architecutre
Professional Faculties Building, room 4181
Phone: 403.220.7859
Email: d.monteyne@ucalgary.ca