McGill announces building of BARN on Macdonald campus

May 28, 2021

McGill University has announced that its School of Architecture will be constructing the Building Architecture Research Node (BARN) on its Macdonald campus. The 18,000 square-foot facility will be built out of mass timber, and will house a cutting-edge design-build facility, research labs, offices, and McGill’s DeCarbonized Architecture and Building (DeCARB) research group. It will be a hub where researchers in a variety of industries, such as architecture, energy, forestry, and construction can come together to focus on sustainable design and ecological building processes. The BARN will be built through an $8M grant from the federal government, an $8M grant from the provincial government, and funds from industry partners and McGill. Montreal Gazette (QC)