Congratulations to Jason McMillan whose thesis, Unsettling Ground: Studies on Building and Fluid Geology in Arviat, Nunavut received a 2020 Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence.
This was a very interesting study of what’s going to happen with the thawing permafrost in Arviat, and the architecture of a new type of collective living that could form on this unsettled ground. It evidences interesting research on the location’s housing crisis, environmental crisis, and cultural crisis, including visiting the site multiple times throughout the year. – Susan Fitzgerald, juror
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