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
Term as President ends June 30, 2024
 
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
     
Jonathan Bisson  
President Elect
Term as President Elect ends June 30, 2024
 
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
     
 
Treasurer & Regional Director for Manitoba
Term as Treasurer & Regional Director ends June 30, 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
     
 
Immediate Past President
Term as Immediate President ends June 30, 2024
 
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

 
Regional Directors

 

 
British Columbia / Yukon
Term as Regional Director ends June 30, 2025
 
aam wilaa wilsima luugigyoothl way (Hello, my Nisga’a name is Luugigyoo [meaning, calm waters]). My English name is Patrick Stewart. I am a member of the Killerwhale House of Daaxan of the Nisga’a Nation. I have operated my firm, Patrick R. Stewart Architect, for 26 years...>>Bio

 

   
 
Alberta / Northwest Territories
Cynthia Dovell, FRAIC 
Term as Regional Director ends June 30, 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
 
     
 
Saskatchewan
Paul Blaser, MRAIC 
Term as Regional Director ends June 30, 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 30, 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
Gerrie Doyle, FRAIC
Term as Regional Director ends June 30, 2025
 
Gerrie offers over 14 years of volunteering experience with both the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... >> Bio

 

   

Deirdre Ellis

 

 
Quebec
Deirdre Ellis, MRAIC
Terms as Regional Director ends June 30, 2024

 

Deirdre Ellis holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and a Masters of Applied Sciences (Planning) from the Université de Montréal and is  both a LEED AP BD+C and a WELL AP... >>Bio
     

 
Atlantic
Paul Frank, PP/FRAIC 
Term as Regional Director ends June 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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

 

   

David Fortin

 
Director Representing the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture
David Fortin, MRAIC
Concurrent with Term as CCUSA Representative
 
Born and raised throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, David is a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC), a LEED accredited professional, and a registered architect in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. >>Bio