Board of Directors | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

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

 

   

 

President

John Brown, FRAIC

Term as President ends June 2022

 

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...>> Bio

 

   
 

President-Elect

Jason Robbins, MRAIC

@jrobbins13

Term as President-Elect ends June 2022

 

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

     
 
Treasurer
Regional Director - Quebec
 
 
Term as Treasurer ends June 2022
Term as Regional Director ends June 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

     
 

Immediate Past President

Michael Cox, PP/FRAIC

Term as Immediate Past President ends June 2022

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

 

Regional Directors

 

 
British Columbia / Yukon
 
 
 
Term as Regional Director ends June 2022
 

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...>>Bio

 

   
 

Alberta / Northwest Territories

Cynthia Dovell, FRAIC 

Term as Regional Director ends June 2024

Cynthia is the founder of AVID Architecture. She obtained her Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and is a registered Architect in Alberta. She is honored to have served as Chair of the Alberta Chapter of the RAIC, and has had the pleasure of cocreating and teaching design studio courses at Athabasca University RAIC Centre for Architecture...>> Bio

 
     
 

Manitoba

Johanna Hurme, FRAIC

Term as Regional Director end June 2024

Johanna Hurme is an architect and a co-founder of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture. In the past twelve years, the firm has received numerous awards and recognition regionally, nationally and internationally and its work published in over 200 books and publications...>> Bio

     
  Saskatchewan

Paul Blaser, MRAIC 

Term as Regional Director end June 2024

Born and bred on the Prairies, Paul returned to his Saskatchewan home in 2005 after 10 years of education and work across Canada and in Europe. In 2006 he took over as the managing partner of RBM Architecture.  Over the last 15 years the firm has grown from a small two-person operation into one of Saskatchewan's renowned medium sized firms with experience in Healthcare, Education, Policing, Commercial, Institutional, and Multi-Family Residential...>> Bio
     
 

Ontario Southwest

Drew Hauser, FRAIC

Term as Regional Director ends June 2024

Before moving to Hamilton in 2007, Drew Hauser worked at design firms in Toronto and Austria, joining mcCallumSather in 2011. He has been instrumental in advancing and raising the profile of architecture, sustainability and heritage design to the broader public...>> Bio

 

     

 

Ontario North, East and Nunavut

Emmanuelle van Rutten, FRAIC

@EmmanuelleEFVR

Term as Regional Director ends June 2022

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

 

   

 

Atlantic

Paul Frank, PP/FRAIC 

Term as Regional Director ends June 2024

Paul graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University) with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1983. He began working in private practice and was registered in the Nova Scotia Association of Architects in 1985. Throughout the next 30 years, he continued in private practice.  >> Bio

 



 

 

Director Representing Interns and Intern Architects

Jennifer Kinnunen, MRAIC 

Term as Representative of the Interns and Intern Architects ends June 2024

Jennifer is a go-getter, passionate about the built environment, politics, and public engagement. Registered as an Intern Architect with the OAA and working towards becoming a registered Architect at Smoke Architecture Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario... >> Bio

 

   

 

 

Director Representing the College of Fellows

Susan Ruptash, FRAIC

Term as Representative of the College of Fellows ends June 2023

Joining Quadrangle in 1988, Susan was appointed a principal in 1999 and served as Managing Principal from 2008 to 2017, where she was responsible for the overall management of the firm. Susan stepped back from full-time work in 2018 and continues to advise Quadrangle on strategic and business matters... >> Bio

 

   

 

Director Representing the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture

Jill Stoner, FRAIC

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