Allan Teramura assumes RAIC presidency
Allan Teramura, FRAIC, delivering the presidential address / Photo: Vanessa Dewson
Allan Teramura, FRAIC, an Ottawa architect advocating for healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities, is the 77th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada following a formal ceremony on January 15th.
About 120 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. Award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden delivered the keynote address.
“As architects, I think we would all agree that losing traditional building crafts and knowledge of ways of organizing physical space can be as corrosive to a society as the loss of a spoken language,” Mr. Teramura said in his investiture speech.