Architecture Students' Association

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ASA Head Office 815 Sherbrooke Street West
MacDonald Harrington Building
Montréal, Québec H3A 2K6
Phone 514.398.6700

The McGill Architecture Students Association (ASA) is the official representation of all undergraduate architecture students at McGill. Since 2011, the ASA is part of the McGill Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS). The ASA is also part of the Canadian Architecture Students' Association (CASA). If you are enrolled in the B.Sc.(Arch) program at McGill, you are a member of the ASA. The ASA Council is the governing body of the ASA and is comprised of 19 members, all undergraduate students.
Besides organizing events and fun activities, the ASA acts as a liaison between the professors, staff and administration of the School of Architecture and its undergraduate students. At the faculty level, the ASA has 4 seats on the council of the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS). The ASA also works to connect architecture students together with the larger creative and architecture community in Montreal.

For more information, please visit our Website[1], Facebook Page[2] and Instagram Account[3].

Mission Statement

The ASA is mandated to ensure the quality of student life for all its members by promoting and protected the needs and interests of students, providing social, cultural and academic activities and acting as a representation of its members within and outside the University.


The constitution was last amended on March 29, 2019, and can be found here.


The ASA Bylaws dictate administrative information, roles of the executive committee and class reps, and other governing bodies under the council.

Quality of Education Committee

The Quality of Education Committee(QEC, not to be confused with the Quebec Engineering Competition), or Committee pour la qualite de l'education(C.q.é), meets on a monthly basis to academically advocate for the undergraduate population. The QEC is chaired by the ASA VP Academic, who is charged with the general logistics of the group. Any undergraduate student in Architecture is permitted to attend the meetings as a non-voting guest.

Graduate Students

The Graduate Architecture Students' Association (GASA) has recently been established. Until 2010, the ASA also represented graduate architecture students at McGill. When architecture students decided to join the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) in November 2010, the ASA was forced to change its constitution to reflect the undergraduate nature of its new parent organisation.

Student Council

The student council consists of an executive committee of departmental and class representatives. Membership of the ASA Executive shall comprise:

  • The President
  • The Vice President Academic
  • The Vice President Finance
  • The Vice President Internal
  • The Vice President Communications
  • The Vice President External
  • The Vice President Administration
  • Brown Bag Manager
  • Mental Health and Equity Coordinator
  • U0 Representative
  • U1 Representative
  • U2 Representative
  • U3 Representative

ASA Executive Team

The ASA Council is the governing body of the ASA and is comprised of 19 members, all undergraduate students.

2019 - 2020 Council
Position Name
President Andrew Jiao
VP Academic Michael Kurt Mayer
VP Finance Mariana Botero
Co-VP Internal Alice Lemay
Co-VP Internal Nathalie Marj
VP Communications Diana Nigmatullina
VP External Olivia Janiszewski
Brown Bag Manager Arlene Chen
Brown Bag Manager Marina Dentico
VP Administration Mike Gallo
VP Administration Daniel Kuzev
Mental Health and Equity Coordinator Sharon Kim
U0 Representative Meghan Lum
U1 Representative Elif Kurkcu
U2 Representative Isabelle Pinault
U3 Representative Genevieve Shymanski

Social and Academic Events

The School of Architecture organizes its Main Lecture Series which brings leading architects from all over the world to McGill as well as exhibitions and workshops on contemporary issues. The ASA hosts events that aim to bring together students from its undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs including the monthly Bagel Mornings, End of Year Banquet, while also organizing career development focused events such as Firm Crawls and Portfolio Review Sessions.