Norbert Schoenauer Collections :: Housing Archive


Housing Types Bibliography

Schoenauer, Norbert. 6,000 Years of Housing. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
Revised and expanded edition.

Schoenauer, Norbert. Cities, Suburbs, Dwellings in the Postwar Era.
Montreal: McGill University, School of Architecture. 1994.

Schoenauer, Norbert, and Stanley Seeman. The Court-garden House.
Montreal: McGill University Press, 1962.

Schoenauer, Norbert. History of Housing.
Montreal: McGill University Printing Service, 1992.

Bland, John, and Norbert Schoenauer. University Housing in Canada.
Montreal: McGill University Press, 1966.

Schoenauer, Norbert. Introduction to Contemporary Indigenous Housing.
Montreal: Porter Books, 1973.

Schoenauer, Norbert. 6000 Anos de Habitat. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A., 1984.
Spanish edition of 6000 Years of Housing.

Schoenauer, Norbert. Seikai no sumai rokusen nen. Tokyo: Shokokusha Publishing, 1985.
Japanese edition of 6000 Years of Housing.

Book reviews

Adamczyk, Georges. "Villes, banlieues, habitations: la cité et la communauté en peril." Review of Cities, Suburbs, Dwellings in the Postwar Era. ARQ no.83 (February 1995): 24.

Affleck, Gavin. "Cities, Suburbs, Dwellings in the Postwar Era." Canadian Architect. 41, no.6 (June 1996): 15, 41. Review of Norbert Schoenauer's book.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Multistory Housing" by Karl Wilhelm Schmitt. Architecture Canada. 44, no.12 (December 1967): 30. Schoenauer reviews the publication by K.W.Schmitt (Praeger 1966)

Schoenauer, Norbert. "A History of Housing in New York City," by Richard Plunz
Canadian Architect 36, no.9 (September 1991): 12.

Chapters in Books

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Housing." In Canadian Encyclopedia. ed. James H. Marsh. 1011-1014. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988; 1985.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Residential Buildings." In Encyclopedia of Architecture. 209-232. New York: John Wiley, 1989.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Early European Collective Habitation: From Utopian Ideal to Reality." In New Households, New Housing. ed. Franck, Karen A., and Sherry Ahrentzen. 47-70. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "An Architect's Viewpoint." In Housing in Cities: Some Examples of Multiple Housing Recently Built in Canada. 6-10. Ottawa: Canadian Housing Design Council, 1964. Also translated in L'habitat urbain: quelques exemples d'habitations collectives réalisés récemment au Canada. Conseil canadien de l'Habitation, Ottawa, 1964.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "House." In Canadian Encyclopedia. ed. James H. Marsh. 1011c-1014 Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988.


Office québécoise de la langue française. Le grande dictionnaire terminologique. [Electronic] Available: [2005, April 18].

Journal Articles

Schoenauer, Norbert and Stanley Seeman. "The Court-Garden House Concept." Habitat 4, no.5 (September/October 1961): 26-31.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Site and Scale." Canadian Architect 9, no.1 (January 1964): 35-39.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Fermont and Windscreens." Canadian Architect 16, no.10 (October 1971): 45-47.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Montreal is Multiplex City/Montréal ville des complex." Dialogue (October 1998): 4-5.

O'Mahony, William. "Fermont: a Design for Sub-Artic Living." Habitat 21, no.3 (1978): 17-21.

Struzik, Ed and Julia Parker. "New Artic Home Designs." Northwest Explorer 7, no.2 (Spring 1988): 21-27. Refers to Norbert Schoenauer's Fermont, Quebec project.

"A Federal Program of Prototypes for Housing and Community Development."
Canadian Institute of Planners. Forum (September 1975): 9-10.
Article examines the work of CMHC in the field of housing and community development. Norbert Schoenauer is Executive Director of the Development Group.


Sijpkes, Pieter. "Norbert Schoenauer: Brought Humanity to Housing." McGill Reporter (Online), 34, no.3, 11 October 2001.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Old Buildings Make Good New Housing." Gazette (Montreal), 3 October 1987, H17-19.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Montreal is Multiplex City." Gazette (Montreal), 1 August 1998, H6.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "For Many Owners, Duplexes do it Better." Gazette (Montreal), 5 December 1998, J6.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "The Timelessness of Townhouses." Gazette (Montreal), 19 June 1999, J6.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "City Wants more Downtown Housing."
Montreal Downtowner, 3, no.22 30 May 1984, 1, 3.
Schoenauer recommends a balancing of the commercial and residential FARs (Floor Area Ratio). Is in favour of mixed use buildings for more housing downtown.

Lamey, Mary. "Sunset Boulevard: Where Will I Live When I'm Old." Gazette (Montreal), 21 November 1994, C8.
Schoenauer voices his thoughts on retirement living.

Lamey, Mary. "A Home for the Hip." Gazette (Montreal), 18 April 1997, F1-2.
Schoenauer comments on loft living.

Schoenauer, Norbert. "Far from Mediocre, Apartments Embodied Utopian Ideal."
Gazette (Montreal), 6 June 1987, J16.