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OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – This year’s budget continues the theme of investment in communities and the built environment that underpinned the 2016 budget. According to Michael Cox, President-Elect of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), “This budget strives to be transformative for people, place and planet. Its promise is to invest in more sustainable systems – infrastructure, buildings, transportation, industry and innovation –...  >>
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OTTAWA, March 21, 2017 – A municipal politician who has made a significant contribution to sustainable development and exemplary design in Montreal will receive the 2017 RAIC Advocate for Architecture Award. Alan DeSousa has been mayor of the Borough of Saint-Laurent of the City of Montreal since 2002 and a municipal politician since 1990. He is a member of the council of the Montreal Metropolitan Community, which represents 82 municipalities. “...  >>
OTTAWA, March 15, 2017 – A Toronto architect whose focus is ephemeral art installations in public places will receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Allied Arts Medal for 2017. Christine Leu, MRAIC, is the co-founder, with Alan Webb, of the multi-disciplinary arts and curation practice LeuWebb Projects in Toronto. She also teaches courses in architecture and interior design at Ryerson University. LeuWebb uses space, light,...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected one of the leading contemporary architects in the United States, as well an architect-couple who have raised awareness of Canadian architecture through publishing, to receive its 2017 Honorary Fellowships. Jeanne Gang is an American architect advancing the possibilities of architecture and design in the 21st century — including their ability to make a positive social and...  >>
Registration for the RAIC/OAA 2017 Festival of Architecture is now open! Check out for all the details   It takes place May 24-27 at the Westin Hotel, steps from Parliament Hill, the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The four-day event includes dozens of continuing education sessions, tours, an awards gala, social events, and fun networking opportunities. The full festival program is now...  >>
A Vancouver firm known for thoughtful, efficient and modern design, in both renovations and new buildings, is the recipient of the 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). D’Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA), a nine-person studio, was founded in 2005 by D’Arcy Jones, MRAIC. A graduate of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Jones previously worked...  >>
OTTAWA, February 28, 2017 — One of Canada’s most important and influential urban designers, whose portfolio includes Toronto’s CN Tower, Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct, the Wascana Centre in Regina and projects at more than 25 university campuses, is the recipient of the 2017 RAIC Gold Medal. Roger du Toit, FRAIC, established his practice in Toronto in 1975, now known as DTAH, He was not only a professional architect but also a certified...  >>
Amir Hemani, Life Member AAA, AIBC, FRAIC, B. Arch., R. I. Dipl. Amir has been in many committees and panels of AAA, AIBC, RAIC since 1978 including Jury member, Consensual Resolution, Safety Codes Council, Barrier Free Design up-grade 2014 Code, Continuing Education, Building Standards, Public Relations etc.      He assists new immigrants to better settle in Canada and is continuing his campaign since 1986.      He graduated from Middle East...  >>
Dates and venue: May 8-9, 2017, Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto   Registration: $525 CAD The 2017 Impact Summit will be the first ever in Canada. Summit attendees, drawn from multiple disciplines, will include senior practitioners and emerging leaders in the fields of design and architecture, building and facilities management, city planning, all levels of government, and the business and non-profit sectors throughout North America....  >>