RAIC College Welcomes Five New Honorary Fellows | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

RAIC College Welcomes Five New Honorary Fellows


OTTAWA, March 13, 2024 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce the five Honorary Fellows being inducted into the RAIC College.

An Honorary Fellow of the RAIC College is an Honorary Member of the RAIC who has achieved international professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the profession or to the community at large, nationally or internationally. Nomination and advancement to Honorary Fellowship is administered by the RAIC College. Honorary Fellowship is bestowed for life and is one of the highest honours the RAIC can confer upon a non-Member.  

This year’s Honorary Fellows are:

  • The late Claude Cormier, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Adele Weder, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
  • Lesley Naa Norle Lokko OBE, Edinburgh, UK and Accra, Ghana
  • Yvonne Hancock, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • Claire Weisz, New York, NY, USA 

Fellows and Honorary Fellows will be officially inducted to the RAIC College on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at a convocation ceremony during the RAIC Conference in Vancouver, BC

Photos and citations can be found here

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.