Awards of Excellence | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Awards of Excellence

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) issues a call for submissions for these awards every two years (on odd years). The next call for submissions will take place in Fall 2022.

Mark your calendars and check back closer to the date for more information. 

Advocate for Architecture:

This award celebrates an individual who has made a public contribution to architecture in Canada. Candidates may be found among clients or patrons, educators, public servants, architects, allied professions and others. The RAIC’s own advocacy efforts emphasize a better built environment and socially responsible architecture as well as sustainability, preservation of architectural history, and living conditions in First Nation settlements. The award recognizes long-term commitment to the profession at a national, regional or local level.

Allied Arts Medal:

This award honours a Canadian artist or designer for outstanding achievement for art work created to be integrated with architecture. Any medium allied to architecture is eligible, including but not limited to murals, sculpture, glass, fabric, lighting, furniture, water, sound, site-specific installation, video, digital, and industrial and landscape design.

Green Building:

This award is to recognize outstanding achievements of high-performance architecture in Canada for buildings that are environmentally advanced, and healthy places to live, work, learn, heal and play. The award recognizes excellence in building design that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment, enhance occupant and community health and wellbeing, provide for ecological restoration or regeneration. 

Innovation in Architecture:

This award is to recognize excellence in architectural innovation, including the research and development and the applied use of new technology; unique adaptation of existing technology; new project delivery methods; new design processes; new details; or the development of new methods related to the construction process.

Innovations cover a wider range of architectural endeavors including, but not limited to Management, Project Delivery, Energy, or Building Envelope. The award is intended to recognize skill and innovation in technology, project delivery, building science, practice of architecture and social innovation.

President’s Award for Multimedia Representations of Architecture:

This award recognizes a narrative about buildings and cities that promotes the publics understanding of architecture and the role of architects. The entry must be a body of work.  

Past Recipients 2007 — present

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President's Award for Architectural Journalism: 2007 — 2011

Year Name Article

2011

Adele Weder
Canadian Architect

Call of the Wild

2010

Maria Cook
The Ottawa Citizen

In an open oasis, the life and times of Ottawa. Where will the Lansdowne Live proposal leave history?

2009

Christopher Hume
The Toronto Star

Sacred space: the final frontier

2008

Lisa Rochon
The Globe and Mail

Why is hospital design so unhealthy?
Article examining hospital design

2007

Maria Cook
The Ottawa Citizen

Swedish Lessons
A series on sustainable urban design


1953 — 2005

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Allied Arts Medal

Year Name Category

2005

Philip Gabriel

Artist of Light

2005

James Dow, MRAIC

Architectural photographers

1995

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Landscape Architect

1994

William Ronald Reid

Maker of Things

1992

Mary Filer

Design - stained glass

1991

Av Isaacs

Art Dealer and Activist

 

1989

Michael Snow

Sculptor

1987

Joe Fafard

Sculptor

1986

Michael Hayden

Sculptor in light

1985

David Alexander Colville

Artist

1984

Katie Ohe

Sculptor

1983

Alfred Pellan

Artist

1982

Henry Kalen

Architectural Photographer

1981

Harold Town

Artist

1980

Roy Leadbeater

Sculptor

 

1979

Nobuo Kubota

Sculptor

1978

Gordon Smith

Artist

1977

Robert Gray Murray

Sculptor

1976

Micheline Beauchemin

Peintre-Lissier

1975

Thomas Forrestall

Artist

1974

Ed Drahanchuk

Potter-Designer

1973

Charles Daudelin

Sculpteur

1972

Vancouver Art Kiosk Cttee
& Art City Group

 

1971

Ron Baird

Sculptor

1970

Tony Tascona

Painter

 

1969

Ted Bieler

Sculptor

1968

Eli Bornstein

Artist

1967

Gerald Trottier

Painter/Sculptor

1966

Ernestine Tahedl

Artist-designer stained glass

1965

Jordi Bonet

Scupteur/Muralist

1964

Claude Roussel

Sculpteur

1963

Cleeve Horne

Painter & Sculptor

1962

B.C. Binning

Painter & Muralist

1961

Sylvia Daoust

Scupteur

1960

Leo Mol

Sculptor

 

1959

Alexander S. Carter

Heraldic Decoration

1958

Louis Archambault

Sculpteur

1957

Alan B. Beddoc

Artist

1957

Yvonne Williams

Design-Stained Glass

1956

Lionel A.J. Thomas

Artist

1955

Donald C. Mackay

Painter and Muralist

1954

Howard Dunnington Grubb

Landscape Architect

1953

Armand Filion

Sculpteur


Innovation in Architecture

2005

Architect Project

Bregman + Hamann Architects

Queen's University - Beamish Munro Hall

Busby Perkins+Will Architects

The Sustainable Condo

Diamond and Schmitt Architects
in joint venture with RHL Architects

The University of Guelph - Humber Building

Diamond and Schmitt Architects

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Schème consultants, L'Architecte Jacques Plante,
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et associés architects - en consortium

TOHU

Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated

SC3 Paradigm Shift

2003

Architect Project

Prairie Architects Inc.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

John Brown Architect Ltd.

Housebrand

Dunlop Architects Inc.

Dunlop Project Information of Best Practices Data Base

Daoust Lestage Inc.

Centre CDP Capital

2001

Architect Project

Patkau Architects Inc./ Boelling Smith Design

La Petite Maison de Weekend

A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company

Israeli Foreign Ministry, Jerusalem, Building Envelope Innovation

AEdifica

Locoshop Angus


Advocate for Architecture

Year Name

2005

Phyllis Lambert, FRAIC

2005

Dr. Gary Polonsky

2003

Larry B. Beasley


Contract Documentation

2003

Architect Project

Zeidler Carruthers & Associates Architects

Bear Street Project

Sturgess Architecture

House for Whale Watcher

Merrick Architecture

Cornett Building Seismic Upgrade

Menkès Shooner Dagenais/Dupuis LeTourneux Architectes

Cité du Multimédia

The Cohos Evamy Partners

Multi-Campus Learning Facility

2001

Architect Project

Taylor Hariri Pontarini Architects

McKinsey & Company Offices

Saia et Barbarese, architectes

Pavillon Président-Kennedy

Roger Hughes + Partners Architects

Walnut Grove Aquatic Centre

ARCHITECTURA Planning Architecture Interiors

Northern B.C RCMP Headquarters