Architects from 13 Canadian cities named 2021 RAIC Fellows | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Architects from 13 Canadian cities named 2021 RAIC Fellows

OTTAWA, May 11, 2021–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is honoured to announce the 26 individuals named to the RAIC College of Fellows for 2021. There are 13 cities and communities from across Canada represented in the cohort this year.

The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. The criteria includes design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution, or distinguished service to the profession or the community.

A complete list of new Fellows is below. Photos and citations are available by request.

2021 New Fellows


Spyro Trifos, Sydney 

Keith Robertson, Halifax  



Manon Asselin, Montreal 


Ontario North and East & Nunavut

Guillermo Ceppi, Ottawa 

Dr. Terrance G. Galvin, Sudbury 

Dr. William Semple, Ottawa 

Jill Stoner, Ottawa   


Ontario Southwest

William J.E. Curran, Hamilton 

Matthew Lella, Toronto 

Veronica Nerissa Madonna,  

Dr. Shelagh McCartney, Toronto 

Christopher Radigan, Toronto 

Ya’el Santopinto, Toronto 

Drew Sinclair, Toronto 

Graeme Stewart, Toronto 

Adam James Thom, Toronto 



Brent Bellamy, Winnipeg 

Robert Winslow, Winnipeg  



Patrick Kelly, Regina  



Shafraaz Kaba, Edmonton 

John H. Savill, Lethbridge   



Helen Avini Besharat, Vancouver 

Gregory Boothroyd, Vancouver 

Christos Dikeakos, Burnaby 

Kirsten Reite, Vancouver 

David Shone, Vancouver 

The RAIC previously announced the Honorary Fellows for 2021 on March 22, 2021. The list of Honorary Fellows for this year includes Amale Andraos, Tatiana Bilbao, Mouzhan Majidi, and Thomas Vonier. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic—which has led to the cancellation of the RAIC 2021 Conference on Architecture, and with it the College of Fellows Convocation—the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will be celebrated virtually on June 17 during the 2021 RAIC Virtual Conference. 

About the RAIC   

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that has represented architects and architecture for over 100 years, in existence since 1907. The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture. The RAIC’s mission is to promote excellence in the built environment and to advocate for responsible architecture. The organization’s national office is based in Ottawa with a growing federated chapter model. Current chapters and networks are based in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.