RAIC College welcomes 26 new Fellows | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

RAIC College welcomes 26 new Fellows

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2023

OTTAWA, March 13, 2023 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is honoured to announce the 26 Fellows inducted into the RAIC College.

A Fellow of the RAIC College is a member of the RAIC who has achieved professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the profession or to the community at large. Nomination and advancement to Fellowship is administered by the RAIC College. Fellowship is bestowed upon individuals through a nomination process administered by the RAIC College and recognizes members for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service, or professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere.

Fellows and Honorary Fellows will be officially inducted to the RAIC College on May 5, 2023 at a convocation ceremony during the RAIC Conference in Calgary, AB.

Below you will find a complete list of new Fellows. Photos and citations are available by request.

2023 New Fellows

Alberta & Northwest Territories

  • Kate Thompson, Calgary, AB
  • Henry Tsang, Calgary, AB


  • Jill Bambury, Saint John, NB
  • Silva Stojak, Charlottetown, PEI

British Columbia / Yukon

  • Amela Brudar, Vancouver, BC
  • Oliver Lang, Vancouver, BC
  • Ana Maria Llanos, Vancouver, BC
  • Mitch Sakumoto, Vancouver, BC
  • Chei-Wei Tai, Vancouver, BC
  • David Thom, Vancouver, BC
  • Mark A. Whitehead, Vancouver, BC

Ontario (Northeast & Nunavut)

  • Mohammed al Riffai, Ottawa, ON
  • Robert Martin, Ottawa, ON
  • Thierry Montpetit, Ottawa, ON
  • Danica Robertson, Ottawa, ON

Ontario (Southwest)

  • Farida Abu-Bakare, Toronto, ON
  • David J. Lieberman, Toronto, ON
  • Anna Madeira, Toronto, ON
  • Brian Porter, Ohsweken, ON
  • Olga Pushkar, Toronto, ON
  • Colin Ripley, Toronto, ON


  • Jonathan Bisson, Quebec, QC
  • Claude Bourbeau, Montreal, QC
  • Georges Drolet, Montreal, QC
  • Tudor Radulescu, Montreal, QC
  • Jozef Zorko, Montreal, QC


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.

For more information:
Melonie Fullick