Christine Macy is dean of the architecture and planning faculty at Dalhousie University, where she teaches architectural design and modern architectural history and theory. Her research areas include the representation of cultural identity in architecture, public spaces, civic infrastructure, temporary urbanism and festival architecture. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she practiced architecture with the Edelman Partnership in New York and MACK Architects in San Francisco before establishing her partnership, Filum, with Sarah Bonnemaison in 1990, specializing in lightweight structures and public space design for festivals. Before joining the faculty at Dalhousie, Macy taught at UC Berkeley and the University of British Columbia. She is the Atlantic Region correspondent for Canadian Architect and is on the Advisory Board for the Berkeley Prize.
Macy has been invited to speak on her historical research at Columbia University, University of Maryland, the Catholic University of Leuwen, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, University College-London, and the University of Waterloo. Published books include Architecture and Nature (co-authored with S. Bonnemaison, Routledge, 2004), Greening the City (Halifax, 2001), and Dams (WW Norton), and an edited volume, Festival Architecture and Architectural Theory (Routledge). Her articles have appeared in Canadian Architect, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Design Quarterly, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, Offramp, and On Site Review.