Sonya Kohut is a PhD candidate at McGill University in the school of Architecture, under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Her dissertation, entitled: “An Immaterial Architecture: John Dee’s Mathematicall Praeface to Euclid” investigates the development of architectural ideas in 16th C. England in relation to magical practices, religion, natural philosophy, mathematics, and the Vitruvian tradition. It takes as its starting point the work of Elizabethan polymath John Dee in his Mathematicall Praeface to Euclid.
Sonya previously worked in architectural practice in Vancouver and Winnipeg. She completed her Bachelors of Environmental Design degree from the University of Manitoba (2005), and her Masters of Science in Architecture from the Technical University of Delft (2009). She returned to academia in 2012 at McGill University, where she completed her Masters in Architecture, History and Theory in 2013. She has been previously awarded a Schulich Graduate Fellowship (2012-13) and is currently the recipient of a Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.