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Study Abroad 2011, Montrea11

Description of the study abroad program

Montrea11 will focus on the design of urban aggregates of buildings, infrastructure, and land use, and an exploration of the interface between culture and architecture at the scale of the city.

Montrea11 will include a weekend trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and a 3-5 day trip to New York, New York. Trips will originate in Montreal, with train transportation and housing for both locations included within the program fees. Both trips will be treated as focused educational experiences meant to enhance performance within the program, not as vacations.

Upon returning to Lubbock, students will be responsible for printing and presenting project materials completed during the Montrea11 program.

Participating Faculty for the Montreal Program

Josh Nason, Visiting Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator
MArch I & MBA Texas Tech University, MArch II Cornell University
Daniel Pruske, Visiting Assistant Professor, Co-Coordinator
MArch I Texas Tech University
Seville 2010 Program Member

Projected Program Dates for the Montreal Program

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Wednesday, May 18th: McGill University, Solin Residence Hall


Wednesday, July 13th: McGill University, Solin Residence Hall

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Friday, June 24th: location & time tbd


Sunday, June 26th: location & time tbd

New York, New York, USA


Friday, June 3rd: location & time tbd


Tuesday, June 7th: location & time tbd

The Total Program Fee paid to Texas Tech University

$3,409.00 Estimated Total Program Fee includes the following:

Student Housing, McGill University, Solin Residence Hall

Student Insurance

Roundtrip Train fare from Montreal to Ottawa

Student Lodging in Ottawa

Student Fees in Ottawa (admissions)

Roundtrip Train fare from Montreal to New York

Student Lodging in New York

Student Fees in New York (admissions)

Student Transportation in New York

Guest Lecturers, Critics, & Student Fees in Montreal (admissions)

Faculty Accomodations & Airfare

McGill University Studio Rental

The Total Out-of-Pocket Expenses for the Montreal Program

$1,945.00 Estimated Total Out-of-Pocket Expenses includes the following:


Roundtrip Airfare from Lubbock to Montreal (this number could reduce if departing from DFW)


Local Transportation


Student Meals ($20.00 per day)


Modelling & Drawing Supplies

The Total Cost of participating in the Montreal Program

6 Hours of Credit

8 Hours of Credit

Program Fee:


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Tuition & Fees (6 hours):


Tuition & Fees (8 hours):










Out-of-Pocket Expenses:


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The 'Program Fee' and 'Out-of-Pocket Expenses' categories are estimates based on past program experiences, and projected costs. This category may vary slightly with the world economy and exchange rates. Out-of-Pocket Expenses may vary widely depending on individual student spending habits.
The 'Tuition & Fees' category is defined by the University. See the program cost comparison page for further details on calcualtion of tuition & fees for Study Abroad programs.

Description of the Primary Instruction Site

Classroom instruction and critiques will be held at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with guest critics and lecturers to be determined.

On-site instruction and critiques will be held at various locations in Montreal, Ottawa, and New York, with guest critics and lecturers to be determined.

Description of Student Accommodations

While in Montreal, students will have accomodations at McGill University's Solin Residence Hall, which is minutes from Downtown Montreal and steps from the Atwater market and the Lachine Canal. Solin Halls apartments are modern loft-style with basic appliances and furnishings provided. Common rooms are available for general use, including study rooms, TV room and a recreation area with billiard tables.

Solin Residence Hall is close to many shopping areas inlcuding the "antiques row" on Notre Dame Street. A local metro station is seconds away. A short five-minute walk brings you to the Atwater Market, a large, bustling open-air farmers' market with everything from basics to delicacies. Just beyond that lies the Lachine Canal, a park with landscaped cycling and jogging paths that extend to the east and west of the market. Montreal's famous indoor shopping malls, fine restaurants and varied nightlife, are just moments away by metro.

Description of Typical Student Transportation in Montreal

Students will primarily use rented bicycle for transportation within Montreal, with supplemental use of public transportation.

Students should allocate an estimated $150.00 for purchase or rental of a used bicycle upon arrival in Montreal. Students may have an opportunity to sell back purchased bicycles for a percentage of the original cost once the program is complete.

Schedule of Montreal Program (subject to change)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Week 00

Sunday, May 15th

Faculty Check-in

Monday, May 16th

Faculty Site Visit

Tuesday, May 17th

Faculty Studio Visit / Set-Up

Week 01

Wednesday, May 18th

Student Check-in:Solin Residence Hall

Events: Virtue of the Virtual Conference

Thursday, May 19th

Arch 4000: Studio Set-up

Thursday, May 19th

Arch 4000: Instruction Begins

Events: Virtue of the Virtual Conference

Friday, May 20th

Events: Virtue of the Virtual Conference

Visit: Cinémathèque québécoise by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Saturday, May 21st

Sunday, May 22nd

Monday, May 23rd

Visit: Grande Bibliothéque du Québec by Patkau Architects

Tuesday, May 24th

Week 02

Wednesday, May 25th

Visit: Canadian Centre for Architecture

Thursday, May 26th

Friday, May 27th

Visit: Collège Gérald-Godin by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Saturday, May 28th

Arch 4000: Final Presentations

Sunday, May 29th

Free Day

Monday, May 30th

Arch 4601: Studio Begins

Tuesday, May 31st

Week 03

Wednesday, June 1st

Thursday, June 2nd

New York: Depart from Montreal in evening

Friday, June 3rd

Visit: The Highline by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Field Operations

Visit: HL23 by Neil Denari

Visit: The Standard Hotel by Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)

Visit: IAC Building by Gehry Partners

Visit: 100 Eleventh Avenue by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Saturday, June 4th

Visit: Lincoln Center/Alice Tully Hall by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Visit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, June 5th

Visit: tbd

Monday, June 6th

Visit: 497 Greenwich Street by Archi-Tectonics

Tuesday, June 7th

Visit: 41 Cooper Square by Morphosis

Visit: Blue Residential Tower, 105 Norfolk Street by Bernard Tschumi Architects

New York: Depart to Montreal in evening

Week 04

Wednesday, June 8th

Thursday, June 9th

Friday, June 10th

Events: Grand Prix

Saturday, June 11th

Events: Grand Prix

Sunday, June 12th

Events: Grand Prix

Free Day

Monday, June 13th

Tuesday, June 14th

Week 05

Wednesday, June 15th

Thursday, June 16th

Friday, June 17th

Saturday, June 18th

Sunday, June 19th

Monday, June 20th

Tuesday, June 21st

Week 06

Wednesday, June 22nd

Thursday, June 23rd

Friday, June 24th

Ottawa: Depart from Montreal in morning

Saturday, June 25th

Visit: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Visit: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Sunday, June 26th

Ottawa: Depart to Montreal in afternoon

Monday, June 27th

Tuesday, June 28th

Week 07

Wednesday, June 29th

Thursday, June 30th

Friday, July 1st

Saturday, July 2nd

Sunday, July 3rd

Monday, July 4th

Free Day

Tuesday, July 5th

Week 08

Wednesday, July 6th

Thursday, July 7th

Friday, July 8th

Saturday, July 9th

Sunday, July 10th

Monday, July 11th

Arch 4601: Final Review

Tuesday, July 12th

Studio Clean-up / "Aurevoir mes petits chiots"

Wednesday, July 13th

Student Check-out: Solin Residence Hall

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