Project Risk Management | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Project Risk Management

For Architects Series - Project Risk Management Poster

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Project Risk Management for Architects–Designed by practicing architects who lead major projects for a range of clients. It draws on several bodies of knowledge within the domain of risk management, project management, and the practice of architecture.

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  • Take at your own pace
  • On-demand and online

University Graduate Course- More Information

  • Offered through the RAIC Syllabus program
  • Online Course
  • Includes graded assignments and tests
  • Course credit granted upon completion

This online course is built on the “Moodle” platform, a leading virtual learning environment that is widely used in education, training and learning course development fields. As a graduate-level course for the RAIC Syllabus program, the curriculum consists of several lesson units with their unit description page, discussion board forum, presentation folder, exercises folder, resource folder, and assignments. The University Graduate Course is 12 weeks long with a suggested completion time of one lesson unit each week. Each lesson unit will have up to three hours of guided learning content, going through course resources and exercises.

Since this is an online course, students always have the flexibility to complete the lesson units at their own pace.

Or watch the short introductory video here

Each course is offered in English and French.

Project Risk Management

The course has been designed by drawing on bodies of knowledge of Risk Management, Project Management, and Architectural Practice.

A structure is then created that is relevant to architectural practice and outlines an easy to follow process for managing risk during projects.

What are the learning outcomes?

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Skillfully lead, facilitate, and manage the risk management process for architectural projects
  • Address project risks and the importance and role of project risk management to benefit projects, clients, and project teams
  • Incorporate risk management in project and practice management
  • View all of a project’s aspects and work through the lens of risk identification, control, and management
  • Apply project risk management tools and techniques skillfully to projects

Required resources:

Items listed below are the main resources for this course. Students are advised to obtain hardcopies prior to starting this course.


Atkins, James B. and Grant A. Simpson. Managing Project Risk: Best Practices for Architects and Related Professionals (2008). ISBN: 978-0-470-27381-4


Member: $615.00 / Non-Member: $750.00
Intern Member: $400.00 / Intern Non-Member: $500.00

Student: $325.00 (must be an RAIC student associate member)

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)