OTTAWA December 8, 2021–We are pleased to announce that Gregory MacNeil has been appointed Vice President of Practice effective December 6, 2021. Gregory will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team (SLT) on operational decision-making and will be responsible for practice support and practice advocacy. The portfolio includes management of practice queries, maintenance and creation of standard agreement documents, maintenance of existing publications (e.g.Fee Guide, CHoP), leadership and management of the Practice Support Committee, advisor to RAIC continuing education as well as advocacy and representation on pan-professional committees including but not limited to the Federal Real Property Advisory Committee, Construction Industry Consultative Committee, and more.
Gregory is a licensed architect, a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, a Past President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects and a qualified Maritime Lumber Bureau Licensed Grader. Before he was appointed as RAIC Vice President of Practice, he was a Firm Director at Jerry MacNeil Architects Limited overseeing measured and image-based documentation and wood investigations. He has been involved with new design, adaptive reuse, forensic investigation, and conservation projects for institutional and corporate clients, with emphasis on churches and similar places for worship and nursing homes.
His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Acadia University, Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Master of Architecture degrees from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, postgraduate studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (ICCROM 12th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology), the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and on-site training courses conducted by English Heritage in Building Survey, Archaeological Survey, and Measured Survey for Cultural Heritage in the UK. He has been published, carried out historic building conservation work in Canada, Germany, and the United States, and has presented papers in Canada, Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.
He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Wood Committee, ICOMOS Wooden Places of Worship Working Group, BIM4Heritage, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has recently served on the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Board of Directors and its Governance, and Audit and Risk Committees.