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KATZ, Sarina Altman

Born
Romania, 1934
Died
Montreal, Quebec, 2009
Biography synopsis
An award-winning student, in 1960 Sarina Altman Katz received the Pilkington Travelling Scholarship (second prize) for her thesis design of a music centre for Montreal, and graduated with a B.Arch. from McGill University. From 1967 to 1978 she worked in the office of Moshe Safdie as Senior Project Architect on several Habitat projects (New York, Puerto Rico and Israel) and other commissions. Her career also included work with several other well-known offices which included Hart Massey Architect, Ian Martin Architect, and Bobrow Fieldman Architects. Her expertise included the design of civic squares, shopping centres and residential projects. Having gained a wealth of experience, in her private practice Katz was also responsible for the design as well as the financial, administrative, construction, marketing and programming aspects necessary for the realization of her projects. (I Puchalski)
Media used
Architecture
Education
McGill University, ? - 1960
Memberships
Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)
File & Archive locations
Canadian Centre for Architecture, QC - Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"1960 Pilkington Travelling Scholarship and Awards." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 37.8 (Aug 1960): 338-340.
"Institute News." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 37.7 (July 1960): 277.
"Odds & Ends." Canadian Architect 5.9 (Sept. 1960): 6.
Adams, Annmarie. "'Archi-ettes' in Training: the Admission of Women to McGill's School of Architecture." Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Bulletin 21.3 (Sept. 1996): 70-73.
Adams, Annmarie. "Girl Architects-To-Be: Early Women Graduates of McGill's School of Architecture, 1939-1970." ARQ: revue d'architecture 92 (Août 1996): 12.
Adams, Annmarie & Peta Tancred. 'Designing Women': Gender and the Architectural Profession. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
Adams, Annmarie and Peta Tancred. "Montreal's Designing Women." Beaver 80.6 (Dec.2000): 28-32.

Writings by
Altman, Sarina. "The Story of Old McGill and Its Origin." Unpublished student paper. Montreal, Quebec: Written at School of Architecture, McGill University, 1960.

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