Announcing the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize shortlisted projects

The four shortlisted projects are located in Tokyo, Japan; Copenhagen, Denmark; Melbourne, Australia; and the village of Upper Kingsburg in Nova Scotia, Canada.




RAIC responds to United States withdrawal from global climate agreement

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) affirms the continued commitment of the Canadian architecture community to designing a more sustainable world and making the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement a reality.

The RAIC joins with architects around the world in supporting the American Institute of Architects’ declaration on the Paris Agreement, issued in response to the White House decision to withdraw the United States from the landmark Agreement.








First glimpse at survey results

View the preliminary results of the RAIC member survey. See what members have to say about the RAIC’s activities, its role in architects’ careers, and the value of membership.




Indigenous Design Symposium in Ottawa a success

Over 150 delegates attended the inaugural International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium in Ottawa on May 27. This remarkable event included a keynote by RAIC Gold Medalist and renowned Indigenous architect, Douglas Cardinal, FRAIC.

The symposium will serve as a springboard for the work of the task force, which believes that architecture is a public-spirited profession with an important role in reconciliation – addressing injustices through giving agency back to Indigenous people.

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View the Festival photo gallery

Re-live the excitement of the 2017 Festival of Architecture in Ottawa through this photo gallery that captures many of them 1,300 delegates at continuing education sessions, social events, and award ceremonies.



Win a FREE TRIP TO ITALY for “Designing with Natural Stone”

The RAIC, in conjunction with MARMOMACC the world’s leading trade show for stone and related design and technologies, will send five RAIC members to the 19th edition of Marmomacc Stone Academy’s “Designing with Natural Stone." The course runs from September 24 through 30, 2017 in Verona, Italy. More than 60 RAIC members have participated in previous editions. Applications will be accepted until Friday June 9, at 5 p.m. (EDT).

The scholarships will  cover airfare, thanks to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, in addition to hotel, local meals, local transportation and registration fees. Only architects who are fully licensed and working for private firms are eligible for this program.



Download the 2017 College of Fellows booklet

See who was inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows this year. Learn about their careers and projects.






Architecture Affects Everyone!

Watch this great new video created by the winning team of the 2016 Centennial Fund for Interns and Intern Architects, given by the RAIC Foundation.




Vote for a new community garden in Ottawa

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and Just Food invited students from across Canada to submit a design proposal for an outdoor pavilion for a new community garden in Ottawa. RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC, served as a juror to select the top five.






Alberta Association of Architects launches new award

The Tom Sutherland Award of Merit will be awarded annually to a AAA member who exemplifies exceptional leadership qualities, excellence in design and extraordinary service to their community.



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In memoriam: Nick Bevanda, FRAIC


In memoriam: Grace McCarthy, Hon. FRAIC



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