Call for Submissions opens for the 2024 National Urban Design Awards | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Call for Submissions opens for the 2024 National Urban Design Awards

OTTAWA, September 28, 2023 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2024 National Urban Design Awards. 

The National Urban Design Awards are awarded every two years and recognize the important link between architects, planners, and landscape architects in achieving successful urban design. They strive to raise awareness of the crucial role that urban design plays in maintaining and improving the quality of life in Canadian cities and acknowledge the efforts of individuals, organizations, firms, and projects in this field. 

Beginning this year, up to 12 submissions will be selected from any of the six categories specified. To learn about the updated Terms of Reference, eligibility, and submission requirements, as well as past recipients, please visit the following links: 

The deadline to submit a project for consideration is January 11, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. ET. Applicants must submit their work through the online RAIC awards platform.   

Applicants are solely responsible for timely submissions—the listed dates and times are firm, without exceptions. 

The RAIC, CIP, and CSLA promote fairness and equality, and encourage anyone interested in the Honours and Awards program to submit.

About the RAIC   

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization dedicated to representing architects and architecture since 1907. The RAIC is the only national voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada focused on providing Canada’s architectural community with the tools, resources, and education to elevate their practice. The RAIC is committed to showcasing how design enhances quality of life, while advocating for important issues of society through responsible architecture. The RAIC’s purpose is to create a better world for all by empowering Canada’s architectural community. Through our work, the organization envisions a strong architectural community that is valued and empowered to create change. The RAIC’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.

About the Canadian Institute of Planners  

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 8,000 diverse planning professionals and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919. Planners safeguard the health and well-being of urban and rural communities by addressing the use of land, resources, facilities, and services with consideration to physical, economic, and social efficiency.

About the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a non-profit, national members-based professional organization. It is dedicated to advancing the art, the science and the practice of landscape architecture. On behalf of over 3,200 landscape architects and landscape architecture students, the CSLA: 

  • promotes and increases awareness of the profession in Canada;
  • advocates for issues which affect the profession, such as urban design and renewal, sustainable development, natural and cultural heritage, reconciliation, equity, restoration of healthy landscapes, health and climate change; 
  • elevates the profession of landscape architecture by celebrating the achievements of landscape architects;
  • upholds the integrity of landscape architecture by providing professional development opportunities and professional tools and resources; and
  • encourages the growth of the profession by accrediting landscape architecture programs and supporting research and education.