Sonya Kohut

Contract Instructor


Sonya Kohut is a PhD Candidate at McGill University, holds a Masters degree in Architecture Theory + History (McGill), a Masters in Architecture (TU Delft), and a Bachelors of Environmental Design (Manitoba). She’s practiced architecture in Vancouver, was a longtime teaching assistant in the writing section of McGill’s graduate Architecture History and Theory course, and taught in Carleton’s graduate architecture program in 2017 and 2018. She currently works as a professional academic editor and freelance architectural communications specialist. Her research, which has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, investigates early modern descriptions of architectural materiality, design practice, and the link between rhetoric and design ideas. She’s also interested in how contemporary writers and designers express spatial ideas in words. Her past and current architecture theory seminars have explored architecture in fictional writing, and writing as an expression of embodied experiences leading to architectural design intentions.



PhD Candidate, McGill University

Masters of Architecture in History + Theory (McGill)

Masters of Science in Architecture (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Bachelors of Environmental Design (Manitoba)



ARCH 5201 – GRADUATE SEMINAR 2: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives in Architecture