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One of the RAIC’s goals is to be innovative in our own operations as well as in how we serve our members and the architectural community. The RAIC aims to be a leading employer in the not-for-profit sector in Canada while maintaining the highest standard of performance as an organization, and we engage in ongoing assessment and improvement to that end.      As another step towards that goal, we are happy to announce that the RAIC will be...  >>
OTTAWA, December 21, 2022 – Rideau Hall will once again host the award ceremony for the 2022 recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and the recipient for the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture.  On Tuesday, January 24, Rideau Hall will celebrate the architects behind some of Canada’s best architecture in 2022 in this special award ceremony and will honour a lifetime of achievement in landscape architecture....  >>
Read our full letter to Premier Doug Ford regarding Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act , 2022  Read the full letter here. (PDF file linked)   >>
Why did you decide to become an architect?  From a very young age, I and many others aspired to become engineers, since back in Iran, engineering is seen as a prestigious profession, and interestingly, in Iran, architecture is called architectural engineering. So, for example at the University of Tehran, it was not the faculty of fine arts, but my degree said faculty of engineering, so it is a zone between art, architecture and construction...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, November 1, 2022 - The RAIC Foundation is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its 2023 Scholarships and Bursaries. The deadline for submission to all 2023 scholarships and bursaries is 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2023. Applicants must submit their work through the online RAIC awards platform. To learn more about each opportunity, and review eligibility and submission requirements, please go to the RAIC...  >>
For Immediate Release October 6, 2022 OTTAWA, October 6, 2022 – The RAIC has opened its call for submissions for its slate of annual awards. The RAIC Gold Medal, the Architectural Practice Award and the Emerging Architectural Practice award will be joined by three revamped awards previously under the biannual Awards of Excellence banner – the RAIC Advocate for Architecture Award, the RAIC Journalism and Media Award and the RAIC Innovation in...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, September 22, 2022 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce that the 2022 RAIC International Prize will be awarded to The Warming Huts, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The architecture firm behind the project is Sputnik Architecture Inc, Winnipeg, leader of a consulting team that includes Engineers Crosier, Kilgour & Partners, Specialist Consultant Luca Roncoroni, the Forks Renewal...  >>
The UIA is announcing the fifth cycle of the Golden Cube Awards. Happening once every three years, entries can now be prepared for the 2023 submission period through the RAIC submission process. Eligible entries will contain digital or physical activities or publications that were performed or produced in 2020 – 2023.  The Golden Cubes Awards (GCA) honour people and organizations that help children and young people develop a better understanding...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2022 OTTAWA, September 13, 2022 – The RAIC new Digital Contracts platform is live and will replace the previous manual download process. The digital platform was designed to streamline the preparation and execution of the RAIC contract documents and offer architects a modern and simple contract document management system that reduces risk and delays. This new platform also has the functionality to issue...  >>
As a step along the path to Reconciliation, RAIC commemorated this year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a series of events during the week of September 26-30, 2022. The RAIC Indigenous Task Force (ITF) and Truth and Reconciliation Task Force presented sessions by the RAIC’s Indigenous education provider NVision, as well as stories and truths from ITF Members.  The goal of these virtual sessions was to provide both educational...  >>