Dr. Robert Mellin is a registered member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and an Associate Professor (Post-retirement) in the School of Architecture, McGill University. In recognition of his architectural design and heritage conservation work, he was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2002 and he is Past-President of the RCA. He is a Past Chair of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. His book on the architecture of Tilting, Fogo Island, (Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village), published by Princeton Architectural Press in New York, won the Winterset Literary Award in 2003. McGill Queen's University Press published his book Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972 in 2011. Other publications by Robert Mellin are Syndetic Modernism Vols. I and II, Piloto University, Bogota, Colombia, and Winter in Tilting (Pedlar Press, St. John's, Newfoundland, 2015). He has received a Manning Award and ten Southcott Awards (Newfoundland Historic Trust) for his heritage conservation work in Newfoundland. In 2006 he received the Paul E. Buchanan Award for excellence in fieldwork and interpretation from the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF). He was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2014 (CM), and Memorial University presented him with an honourary doctorate (D. Litt.) in 2015. He won Lt. Governor's Awards for his architectural design work in 2015 and 2017, and he was appointed Member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018.


  Scroll to the right for sample publications...   Princeton Architectural Press, 2003/2006   McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook, 2011   ISER, Memorial University   CJIS (Tilting)   CMHC, Ottawa   APT Bulletin (Tilting)   HFNL publication (free)   HFNL publication (free)   Site and Services Housing: Ahmedabad, India   Ahmedabad, India, 1984- on my Jawa motorcycle (photo by Bimal Patel)   Tilting's Edible Landscape   Ryan Premises, Bonavista, NL (Parks Canada)   Piloto University, Bogota, Colombia   Piloto University, Bogota, Colombia   Pedlar Press,St. John's, 2015