RAIC welcomes three new board members

The ballots have been counted and the RAIC is pleased to announce the following new additions to the Board of Directors:


Director representing Interns and Intern architects

Andrew Dejneka, MRAIC
Intern Architect
Age 30
Calgary, AB


Andrew Dejneka is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary. He has worked in China and Canada in firms ranging in size from sole proprietors and 12-person offices to medium-sized firms. He has also worked on client teams. Andrew’s experience encompasses urban design, public realm, institutional and large developer projects. His development has an intern has also been shaped by fostering connections at the RAIC, Alberta Association of Architects, Construction Specifications Canada and the Urban Land Institute.


“I commit to keep building connections through active participation on the board and to engage the architectural community and industry stakeholders while promoting the value of the Institute and Canadian design.”

Regional Director, Atlantic

Gregory MacNeil, MRAIC
Outgoing President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects
Age 53
Halifax, NS


Gregory MacNeil is director of Jerry MacNeil Architects where he oversees design and documentation. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, the International Council on Monuments and Sites Wood Committee, and the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. Gregory has been published and performed conservation work in Canada, Germany, and the United States, and presented papers internationally. His education includes postgraduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


During his two-year term as President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, he says he has “demonstrated vision, personal integrity, effective leadership and a willingness to be inclusive, which will continue at the RAIC.”

Regional Director, Alberta Northwest Territories

Dale Morley Taylor, FRAIC
Architect andProfessor Emeritus, University of Calgary
Age 78
Calgary, AB


A registered architect since 1972, Dale Taylor has been a senior designer in a large firm and a professor at the University of Calgary, where he served as head of the architecture and the industrial design programs. Dale has been in private practice for the past 20 years during which time he was a mentor and founding partner to McKinley Burkart Architects. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils. He studied at the University of Texas in Austin and the Louis Kahn Studio at the University of Pennsylvania.


There are many new ways an architect can pursue design excellence, and we must continue to welcome them all into the RAIC’s common ground.”