Announcing the 2016 RAIC Foundation Award Winners

The RAIC Foundation is committed to advancing excellence and knowledge in Canadian architecture by supporting programs that ensure a vibrant place for architecture in Canadian society, the advancement of excellence in architecture, and a strong architectural profession throughout Canada. It was established in 1964 to strengthen the profession and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

The RAIC Foundation Trustees oversee the administration of the RAIC Foundation Awards established by bequests from members of the Institute, in addition to its own RAIC Foundation Award.

The following are the recipients of the 2016 Foundation Awards:

CaGBC scholarship – John Buttery (Vancouver, BC; University of British Columbia)

The main purpose of the fund is to nurture the next generation of “green” designers. Schools of architecture submit their student with the best Master’s thesis proposal.

RAIC Foundation Bursary – Katy Chey, Toronto

The RAIC Foundation award has been established for a project that relates to architecture in its broadest sense, that encourages public education, or that makes possible significant scholarly research that results in publications, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, and/or conferences.

College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns / Intern Architects – Catherine Hefler, MRAIC (Halifax)

The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects was created with donations received from Members of the College of Fellows and Members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to support a deserving Intern or Intern Architect or group of Interns/Intern Architects wishing to promote the value and image of the profession.

Kiyoshi Matsuzaki RAIC Scholarship – Jessica Gibson (Regina, SK), Morgan Lesov (Victoria, BC)

The Scholarship embodies the RAIC’s commitment to deserving students by promoting excellence and providing financial support to those whose demonstrated commitment is to complete the RAIC Syllabus Program with the full intention of achieving professional registration through a CALA (Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority) member.

Ernest Wilby Memorial - Wei Xu (University of Manitoba)

This scholarship is given to a student or students, or graduate students of any recognized Architectural School in Canada, for the advancement of the arts of Architecture and Design in Canada, with special emphasis on Awards for outstanding achievement in design.

André Francou Legacy - Andrea Vela-Jule (University of Montreal)

The legacy of André Francou, a French industrialist, to the RAIC, states that his purpose is to assist graduates of the School of Architecture, University of Montreal, to come to France in order to study the characteristics of French Architecture.  

The Bernard Jodoin Scholarships - Zachary Mathurin (McGill), Véronique Côté (Laval), Camille Lefebvre (University of Montreal)

These scholarships are to financially assist students in the schools of architecture of the Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université Laval and to perpetuate the memory of Bernard Jodoin, FIRAC.  The scholarships are funded by a generous gift from Mrs. Gisèle B. Jodoin.