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RAIC 2021 Congress on Architecture

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The RAIC Congress on Architecture will take place virtually on October 4th which is World Architecture Day. The RAIC Congress on Architecture brings professionals together to ignite action, strengthen connections, and share ideas on a single issue of importance to the profession. The inaugural RAIC Congress on Architecture will address Climate Action and Architecture in Canada. Over the past year, the RAIC hosted a series of virtual events leading into the 2021 Congress on Architecture including a kick-off virtual event on World Architecture Day 2020, a four-episode podcast series, and a panel discussion at the 2021 RAIC Virtual Conference on Architecture. This final event will feature a panel discussion from subject matter experts on climate action, and a World Café dialogue. 

The World Café methodology is a flexible format for hosting a large group dialogue through rounds of conversation for small groups within breakout rooms. Each round is prefaced with a question specially crafted for the specific context and desired purpose of the World Café. After these rounds of conversations attendees are invited to share their insight or other results from their conversations with the rest of the group. Continuing education certificates for 5 (five) hours will be issued to participants after completing the feedback survey–through the RAIC Learning Management System (RAIC LMS).



This is a virtual event being hosted through Zoom. 



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Space is limited for this event, so reserve your spot today. Registration closes September 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

The RAIC 2021 Congress on Architecture keynote will be announced soon!

Wanda Dalla Costa

Institute Professor, Arizona State University

Principal, Tawaw Architecture Collective 

Director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative



Wanda is a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program. Indigenous Design Collaborative brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of students, and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Her practice, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Cristina Gamboa

CEO, World Green Building Council



Cristina Gamboa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) — a global action network comprised of 70 Green Building Councils, catalyzing the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. An influential and inspirational leader in the field of sustainability, Cristina is passionate about radical cross-sector collaboration to bolster systemic change and make this the decade for net-zero emissions. She practices a holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on the social and economic benefits as well as environmental impacts. Cristina leads WorldGBC's coordination of the monumental Cities and Built Environment Day at COP26.

 

Dr. Harriet Harriss

Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture


Dr. Harriet Harriss (RIBA, ARB, Assoc. AIA, Ph.D., PFHEA, FRSA) is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to this, she led the Architecture Research Programs at the Royal College of Art in London. Her teaching, research, and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, and for widening participation in architecture to ensure it remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve. Dean Harriss has won various awards including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award, a Churchill Fellowship, two Santander Fellowships, two Diawa awards, and a NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and Art) Pioneer Award.
 
 
 


 

Seth Klein

Author, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (ECW Press, 2020) 



Seth Klein is a public policy researcher and writer based in Vancouver, BC. Between 1996 and 2018, Seth served as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic, and environmental justice. In 2020, Seth published “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.” In this book, Seth explores how we can align our politics and economy with what science says we must do to address the climate crisis. 

 
 
 
 
 


 

If your company touches sustainability, innovation, climate action in architecture, the Congress on Architecture is the event to sponsor!  To view the sponsorship prospectus, click here

How do I access this virtual event?

The virtual event will be broadcast live through Zoom. You will receive a pre-event email with details on how to access the live broadcast a minimum of one week prior to the live broadcast. This information is also available through the course on the RAIC Learning Management System (RAIC LMS).

How do I access the RAIC LMS?

After registering for the event, you will be able to log in to the RAIC LMS through lms.raic.org. You will then be able to access this event through your Education Dashboard.

Can I cancel my registration?

Your access begins as soon as payment is processed. Please note, a refund is only available if you cancel within 5 business days of your initial order, and you have not accessed any content. An amount equal to *10% of the registration cost will be retained as an administration fee. Should you cancel after 5 business days, your payment is non-refundable. There are no exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy. Webinars and courses are not transferable. To cancel your registration contact congress@raic.org

How do I access my continuing education certificates? 

The event attended in its entirety is eligible for five (5) structured continuing education learning units. A certificate of completion will be generated automatically after the completion of the feedback survey through the RAIC LMS following the live broadcast of the event. 

Do sessions qualify for AIA CES learning units?

Continuing Education sessions will not be reported to the AIA by the RAIC staff. AIA members may self-report their attendance and record their earned learning units. 

Do I need special software to attend the virtual event?

For the best audio-visual experience, we recommend accessing Zoom through a desktop or laptop computer with a hardwired internet connection.

Will I earn credits for attending this session? 

The event attended in its entirety is eligible for five (5) structured continuing education learning units. A certificate of completion will be generated automatically after the completion of the feedback survey through the RAIC LMS following the live broadcast of the event. 

What if I need more help? 

If you require any assistance, contact congress@raic.org

 

PODCAST | CLIMATE ACTION COMMUNITYTAKING ACTION



 
All four episodes of the first season of the RAIC Podcast on Architecture are now available to access.  
 

Take the short feedback survey to tell us what you thought of the discussions this season. All submissions will be entered in a draw for a complimentary registration for an RAIC webinar! 

Complete the survey before August 31, 2021 for a chance to win.  

 
 

In this season’s first episode, RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Louis Conway talks with Seth Klein about mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.  

To download a full transcript, click here.

You can access the RAIC Podcast on Architecture on the go through your favorite podcast app.  


 
 
This season is hosted by Mona Lemoine, Chair of RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments .

 
Mona Lemoine
Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C,  Regenerative Practitioner, RELi AP
Senior Sustainable Design Specialist, Perkins and Will 
 
Mona’s raison d'être is to have a positive impact in the world. A community leader, she helped found the first Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, an experience that formed the basis of her continued advocacy work in sustainability and the built environment. Currently, she chairs the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and is a member of the RAIC Congress Steering Committee. In her advisory role at Perkins and Will, Mona enjoys the opportunity to be a resource on a variety of projects–helping to problem solve and inspire people to incorporate sustainability values in their work. Her unique balance of both big picture systems thinking and attention to detail is invaluable in leading and managing teams through the sustainability assessment process. A lifelong learner and adventurer, Mona has lived, studied, and worked abroad in several countries including Venezuela, Japan, and Chile. Being immersed in other cultures and languages has taught her to broaden her perspective and continues to motivate her both personally and professionally.
 

 

 

 

This episode features:

Seth Klein, Author, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (ECW Press, 2020) 

Seth Klein is a public policy researcher and writer based in Vancouver, BC. Between 1996 and 2018, Seth served as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic, and environmental justice. In 2020, Seth published “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.” In this book, Seth explores how we can align our politics and economy with what science says we must do to address the climate crisis. 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Conway, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, PMP

Louis is an architect registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a project management professional and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Between 2014 and 2019, Louis was a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s Post-Disaster Response Advisory Group, supported its Post-Disaster Building Assessment training for architects and engaged with external stakeholders including the province of BC. Louis is also a member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and has been a member of its Advisory Group on Professional Education.

 



In this season’s second episode RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Bianca Dahlman talks with Dr. Harriet Harriss about the publication Architects After Architecture and the Climate Crisis curriculum at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. 

To download a full transcript, click here.

You can access the RAIC Podcast on Architecture on the go through your favorite podcast app.  

 
This episode features:
 

Dr. Harriet Harriss, Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture
 
Dr. Harriet Harriss (RIBA, ARB, Assoc. AIA, Ph.D., PFHEA, FRSA) is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to this, she led the Architecture Research Programs at the Royal College of Art in London. Her teaching, research, and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, and for widening participation in architecture to ensure it remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve. Dean Harriss has won various awards including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award, a Churchill Fellowship, two Santander Fellowships, two Diawa awards, and a NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and Art) Pioneer Award. Dean Harriss was awarded a Clore Fellowship for cultural leadership (2016-17) and elected to the European Association of Architectural Education Council in summer 2017. Dean Harriss' public consultancy roles include writing national construction curriculum for the UK government's Department for Education and international program validations and pedagogy design and development internationally. Across both academe and industry, Dean Harriss has spoken across a range of media channels (from the BBC to TEDx) on the wider issues facing the built environment, is a recognized advocate for design education and was nominated by Dezeen as a champion for women in architecture and design in 2019.
 

 



Bianca Dahlman, M. Arch Candidate, B.Env.D, B.A., LEED® AP BD+C

Bianca works for DFS Inc. Architecture and Design in the field of adaptive re-use and architectural conservation. She strives to preserve resources through honouring and celebrating existing structures. Her student design work at the University of Manitoba was recognized in 2019 by Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders and the Canada Green Building Council’s Students Leading Sustainability Award. This work was guided by Indigenous Architect, Shawn Bailey, and Bianca’s careful application of listening and empathy. While working for Alberta Infrastructure, she promoted net zero energy and net zero carbon design and performance.



 
 
 
 
 

The third episode of the RAIC Podcast on Architecture will be released on June 29. Wanda Dalla Costa, director, and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative joins this season's host, Mona Lemoine, to discuss the role of Indigenous leadership and pedagogy in climate action.

To download a full transcript, click here.

You can access the RAIC Podcast on Architecture on the go through your favorite podcast app.  

 
This episode features:



Wanda Dalla Costa
Institute Professor, Arizona State University

Principal, Tawaw Architecture Collective 
Director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative


Wanda is a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program. Indigenous Design Collaborative brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of students, and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Her practice, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. 
 

 

 

Mona Lemoine
Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C,  Regenerative Practitioner, RELi AP
Senior Sustainable Design Specialist, Perkins and Will 

 
Mona’s raison d'être is to have a positive impact in the world. A community leader, she helped found the first Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, an experience that formed the basis of her continued advocacy work in sustainability and the built environment. Currently, she chairs the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and is a member of the RAIC Congress Steering Committee. In her advisory role at Perkins and Will, Mona enjoys the opportunity to be a resource on a variety of projects–helping to problem solve and inspire people to incorporate sustainability values in their work. Her unique balance of both big picture systems thinking and attention to detail is invaluable in leading and managing teams through the sustainability assessment process. A lifelong learner and adventurer, Mona has lived, studied, and worked abroad in several countries including Venezuela, Japan, and Chile. Being immersed in other cultures and languages has taught her to broaden her perspective and continues to motivate her both personally and professionally.

 

The fourth and final episode of this season’s RAIC Podcast on Architecture will be released on July 22. It will feature RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Joanne Perdue in conversation with World Green Building Council CEO, Cristina Gamboa.
 
To download a full transcript, click here.
 
You can access the RAIC Podcast on Architecture on the go through your favorite podcast app. 
 
This episode features:

 

Cristina Gamboa

CEO, World Green Building Council

Cristina Gamboa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) — a global action network comprised of 70 Green Building Councils, catalyzing the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. An influential and inspirational leader in the field of sustainability, Cristina is passionate about radical cross-sector collaboration to bolster systemic change and make this the decade for net-zero emissions. She practices a holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on the social and economic benefits as well as environmental impacts. Cristina leads WorldGBC's coordination of the monumental Cities and Built Environment Day at COP26.


 

 

Joanne Perdue

Associate Vice President, Sustainability at the University of Calgary

Joanne Perdue is a Canada Clean50 honoree, former Board member of the Canada Green Building Council, a member of the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and the RAIC Congress Steering Committee and is a licensed architect with the Alberta Association of Architects. Joanne is currently the Associate Vice President, Sustainability at the University of Calgary, she has been instrumental in advancing the university’s Climate Action Plan and sustainable buildings practice in concert with advancing the broader Institutional Sustainability Strategy. 

 

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Taking Action: A Conversation on Climate Action and Architecture in Canada, is the first of a series of events leading into the 2021 Congress on Architecture— taking place on October 4, 2021—and the development of a Climate Action Plan for the RAIC. The online event brought together four presenters and introduced the 2021 Congress on Architecture topics. 
 

This event is now available on-demand. For more information and to register, click here.

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