Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Awards of Excellence — 2009 Recipient

Paul Raff, MRAIC
Award Category: 
Awards of Excellence
Allied Arts Medal

Over the course of his career, Paul Raff has played a significant role at the intersection of art and architecture. He has collaborated with engineers, landscape architects, and other architects and artists to realize hugely creative investigations of space. By harnessing the inherent poetics of common, often locally sourced materials, his projects achieve a rare magical quality at a manageable cost.  Raff’s projects integrate themselves into buildings and landscapes, and make visible an intense poetic connection with place.

Jury Comment(s): 

...successfully utilizes a minimalist approach, using simple materials.  [Raff] focuses on “doing more with less”.

Raff’s work is challenging and edgy.

[Raff's] works enhance the experience of people within an environment.

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