Morgan Ip



Morgan Ip BAS, MArch, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate 5

Working on Arctic research and materials for academic and public dissemination.


Morgan is trained as an architect and urbanist with a research focus on people-centred spatial design in Arctic settlements and cities, including related urban themes such as displacement, placemaking and wellbeing.


Morgan completed his doctoral thesis, ‘Urban Futures in the North: A Collective Imagination of an Arctic Borderland’ at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. The work unpacks contemporary and future-orientated cultural landscape perspectives within the Norwegian Arctic borderlands centred on Kirkenes. Morgan has published articles in the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, and a book chapter in Future North: The Changing Arctic Landscapes.


Prior to his PhD work, Morgan completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (with high distinction) and Master of Architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His dissertation, ‘Architecture and Healing: Collaborative Design in the Canadian North’ earned the American Institute of Architects’ Henry Adams Certificate of Merit, and focused on participatory architectural design of a cultural-healing centre in Kinngait, Nunavut. Furthermore, Morgan worked in the public sector at Health Canada and at architecture studio Lateral Office on a variety of community engagement projects. He has been an invited architecture and design studio critic at Carleton University, University of Brighton, and Ambedkar University Delhi.