Annmarie Adams is the Director of the School of Architecture at McGill University. A native of London, Ontario, Adams graduated with Honours from McGill University in 1981. After a short stint reconstructing the Alaska Highway, she attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received her M.Arch. in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1992. Adams is the author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900 and co-author of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession with sociologist Peta Tancred. In 1999, Architecture in the Family Way was awarded the Jason A. Hannah Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. Adams has received numerous other academic awards. In 1994, she received the Hilda Neatby Prize, given by the Canadian Historical Association, and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Montreal YWCA in 2002 in the category “Science and Technology.” McGill University named her a William Dawson Scholar in 2000, coinciding with a Health Career Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.