Foundations of Practice Series

Whether you’re seeking courses on ExAC prep, national building code, contracts, law, or business, the RAIC Foundations of Practice Series is the place to start.

Students, interns, and newly licensed architects can build a strong foundation for their careers with webinars, workshops, and online courses specially designed for the needs, schedules, and budgets of upcoming professionals.

The RAIC Foundations of Practice Series will set you apart with:

  • flexible and accessible learning opportunities
  • peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • support with important career milestones
  • access to industry experts and knowledge
  • curated content unique to the new professional

The RAIC is Canada’s authoritative source of education and resources.  Position yourself for opportunities and advance your career with the RAIC Foundations of Practice Series.

As always, RAIC members enjoy discounts or free access.

RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EP) Webinars and Events

Upcoming Events

2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture - EP Program

RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EPs) are pleased to share further details for the student and intern-related programming planned for the 2019 Festival of Architecture, taking place October 26 to 30 in Toronto. 

RAIC EP Student / Intern National Design Competition

Information: Click here

Where: Saturday, October 26 – winners to be displayed and announced at POP // CAN // CRIT 2019.

Who: Open to all architecture student, intern, and graduate RAIC members

RAIC EP After Party

What: Join other EPs for an evening of food, mingling, and activities. Studying for the ExACs? Come take a break with your fellow interns!

When:  Sunday, October 27, 10 p.m. ‘til late – follows the Festival Opening Party.

Where: The Firkin on Harbour (10 Yonge St, Toronto – three-minute walk from the Westin Harbour Castle)

Who: Open to all architecture students, interns, and emerging practitioners attending Festival.

RAIC EP Open Meeting

What: Meeting set up by the RAIC Emerging Practitioners to garner feedback from architectural students, interns, and recently licensed architects. Your input and ideas are welcome.

When: Monday, October 28, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Westin Harbour Castle

Who: Open to all architecture students, interns, and emerging practitioners attending Festival.

RAIC EP Award Winner Breakfast Talk

What: Hear RAIC 2019 Young Architect Award co-winner Jessie Andjelic discuss her journey from career beginnings to now, and the values and inspirations that inform her work. Enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to meet with other young professionals.

When: Tuesday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Perkins + Will, 110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Who: Open to all architecture students, interns, and emerging practitioners attending Festival.

Tickets: This event is free but requires advanced registration. Registration is available through the RAIC 2019 Festival of Architecture  website at

Thank you to our venue sponsor!

RAIC EP Continuing Education Session

What: Back to School: Learning, Practicing and Teaching Architecture
This panel-based session will bring together professionals from the academic and professional practice sides of architecture. The session will focus on what one can bring to the other and reflect on ways to improve dialogue between academia and professional practice.

When: Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Westin Harbour Castle

Who: Open to all Festival delegates


To register for the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture, click here



RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Admin Webinar 2019

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 - Live in Toronto and Online (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

Your success in the 2019 ExAC exams is important not only to your career but to the profession; this is why the RAIC Emerging Practitioners group have developed a comprehensive and interactive Contract Administration live webinar and lecture session with CA expert, CHOP contributor, and experienced instructor Jim Mansfield and Senior Contract Administrator, Michael Paquette. This advanced course goes beyond the reference materials into the practical application of the procedures and theory giving you insights to Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration you could not learn by studying alone. Learn more.

In-person venue provided by: KPMB Architects

KPMB Architects is an award-winning, internationally recognized Canadian practice. It is notable for its unique hybrid form of architecture and practice, developed to respond to our multi-cultural, dynamically changing world. This is manifested in the diversity of the portfolio for culture, education, healthcare and paradigm shifting climate responsive design. 

RAIC EP National Building Code Webinars Part 3 + Part 9

September 2019

Join the RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EP) for the returning National Building Code live continuing education webinars available across Canada, with Part 3 and Part 9 in September.

RAIC EP Webinar on the National Building Code of Canada, Part 3

RAIC EP Webinar on the National Building Code of Canada, Part 9

RAIC Foundations of Practice ExAC Q&A Live Webinar

October 2019

New this year, the RAIC  will be hosting a live ExAC Q&A webinar in October!

These webinars are designed to bridge the gap between architectural education and practice; providing practical knowledge and experience aligned with the Internship in Architecture (IAP) program’s requirements.

RAIC ExAC Live Q&A Webinar 2019

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