The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are pleased to invite architects to participate in the competition for the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The RAIC is proud to organize and administer the competition. The Canada Council for the Arts is responsible for selecting and administering the peer assessment committee.
The objective of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture is to recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects of any size, type and geographical location by Canadian architects. The competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals in 1950, providing an important source of understanding of the nature of Canadian architecture and the regional, cultural, and historic forces expressed in the built environment. Outstanding design considers exemplary approaches to sustainability, and the support and advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Governor General's Medals in Architecture are offered every two years (even years).
Call for Submissions - OPEN * (Deadline:
10:00 p.m. ET, December 7, 2023 NEW! 10 p.m. ET, December 14, 2023)
Terms of Reference - Updated September 2023
* The key metrics of Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI) are mandatory starting with the 2024 submission cycle. Be sure to read all documents prior to submission to ensure all updated requirements have been met.
Past recipients photos, from left to right:Siamak Hariri, FRAIC, Partner-In-Charge, Chevalier Morales in consortium with DMA architectes, gh3 architecture, Manon Asselin, MRAIC and Nicolas Ranger, MIRAC, Brigitte Shim, FRAIC and Howard Sutcliffe, FRAIC, John Patkau, FRAIC, Patricia Patkau, FRAIC, Peter Suter with Michael Green, FRAIC, Marc Holland, Jacqueline Ho, Thomas Schroeder