Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of volunteer elected representatives from each region of the country and an Executive Committee. Members are encouraged to contact their regional representatives to become more involved in regional activities of the RAIC.

Executive Committee





Michael Cox, FRAIC

Term as president ends Dec. 2019

Michael Cox has been the principal of Michael J. Cox, Architect in Brandon, Manitoba since 1979. A literal one-person practice for this entire period, the firm has engaged in a wide variety of work, ranging from small-scale residential renovations to significant commercial projects...>> Bio




1st  Vice-President
John Brown, FRAIC


John Brown is a registered architect in Alberta. He is the founding Principal of Housebrand, an integrated practice that incorporates architecture, construction, real estate brokerage, and interior design into a one-stop-shop for people looking for a reasonably priced, well-designed, and sustainable place to live...

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2nd  Vice-President
Regional Director - Saskatchewan / Manitoba
Jason C. Robbins, MRAIC
Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2019 


Jason Robbins is Principal Architect at JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE, an advocate architecture practice with a specialty in preliminary project planning. He works with organizations to define their architectural requirements through design, collaboration, and communication...>> Bio

Regional Directors



British Columbia / Yukon
Sean Ruthen, FRAIC

Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2021


Sean Ruthen is a senior project architect at James KM Cheng Architects in Vancouver, BC. Originally from the Maritimes, Sean received his architecture degree at the University of British Columbia in 2001 and has called Metro Vancouver home for over two decades now.

With a focus on construction administration during his internship at Hancock Bruckner Eng & Wright, now IBI Group, Sean assisted in the completion of several new multi-family residential projects along False Creek in downtown Vancouver, as well as in New Westminster, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Richmond

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Alberta / Northwest Territories
Dale Taylor, FRAIC
Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2020


A registered architect since 1972, Dale Taylor is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils. He was a senior designer with Stevenson Raines & Partners in Calgary before beginning a teaching career at the University of Calgary, where he served as head of the architecture and industrial design programs and remains an emeritus professor...>> Bio



Ontario North, East and Nunavut
Emmanuelle van Rutten, MRAIC

Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2021


Emmanuelle van Rutten is a principal at Moriyama & Teshima Architects in Ottawa where she has worked on high-profile projects in the National Capital region, including the Canadian War Museum, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, and the Visitor Welcome Centre Phase One on Parliament Hill in collaboration with IBI Group. Current projects include the Rehabilitation of the West Memorial Building in the Parliamentary Precinct.... >> Bio




Ontario Southwest
Susan Ruptash, FRAIC

Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2019


Susan Ruptash is an architect with Quadrangle. As Managing Principal, she is responsible for the overall management for the firm, practice issues and leadership of the administrative teams. Susan is the firm’s resident expert and practice leader in universal and accessible design where she oversees a group of accessibility specialists taking on a range of consulting projects... >>Bio




Jonathan Bisson, MIRAC

Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2021


Jonathan Bisson has worked in the architecture field since 1996 and, together with his partner, founded and has directed the bisson | associés since 1997. For the last 20 years, he has maintained a traditional practice and is involved in the planning, design and organization phases of award-winning projects... >> Bio




Gregory MacNeil, MRAIC
Term as Regional Director ends Dec. 2020


Gregory MacNeil is a licensed architect and member of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. He oversees measured and image-based building documentation and visualization services at Jerry MacNeil Architects in Halifax... >> Bio




Director Representing Interns and Intern Architects
Andrew Dejneka, MRAIC

Term ends Dec. 2020


Andrew Dejneka is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary. After graduating Andrew joined an urban design and architecture firm in Shenzhen, China working on projects varying in scale from city master planning to traditional wood details... >> Bio





Chancellor – College of Fellows
Diarmuid Nash, PP/FRAIC

Term as Chancellor ends June 2020
Nash is a Partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects, which has offices in Toronto and Ottawa. He joined the firm in 1988 after completing work on the Canadian embassy in Tokyo, where he was on a fellowship at Shimizu Corporation, joint-venture partners on the embassy with Moriyama & Teshima.... >> Bio




Representative of the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture
Jill Stoner
Concurrent with Term as CCUSA Representative


Jill Stoner has been a professor of architecture for 35 years. Since July 2015, she is director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa... >> Bio