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Public Services and Procurement Canada, has officially released a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for an architectural Design Competition for the redevelopment of Block 2, an important landmark site facing Parliament Hill. The RAIC is endorsing this competition and has designated Professional Advisors to support and oversee this competition. The selection of the jury has been overseen by the RAIC. The independent and professional jury will...  >>
Our organization is proud to partner with BMS Canada Risk Services (BMS) to offer the RAIC Insurance Program—which has been offered since 2018. In this edition of RISK Insight, BMS delves into the full breadth of services offered in the program and highlights common questions architects may have about their insurance policy and plan. View the BMS Risk Insight magazine for the RAIC. Find out more about the RAIC Insurance Program.    >>
OTTAWA November 25, 2020: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is celebrating and recognizing excellence in architecture, that has been honoured over the past year, during the RAIC Virtual Awards Ceremony Week. This week of celebration is in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), and the Canadian Institute of Planners. From December 8 to December 10, virtual award...  >>
OTTAWA October 15, 2020– The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is calling for submissions for the 2021 RAIC Awards of Excellence. The deadline for consideration for the Awards of Excellence is January 22, 2021. Entrants are solely responsible for timely submissions. This date and time are firm without exceptions. Winners of these prestigious portfolio of awards receive an exceptional opportunity to: Celebrate achievement with their team...  >>
Ottawa October 13, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is pleased to welcome Paul Mitchell, B.Arch.,OAA, FRAIC to the RAIC operational team as the incoming Director of Practice, effective October 13, 2020, and reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs. As a licensed architect, Paul brings over 25 years of experience in architectural practice to his new role in supporting members of the Royal Architectural Institute of...  >>
OTTAWA October 1st, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada invites submissions for its portfolio of annual awards for 2021. This year, the prospective awards include the Emerging Architect Award, the Emerging Architectural Practice Award, Architectural Firm Award, and the Prix du XXe siècle. Additionally, the RAIC Gold Medal—which is the highest honour the institute can bestow, is accepting submissions. The deadline for submissions to...  >>
Looking back on her 15th Anniversary with the RAIC    After fifteen years with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Chantal Charbonneau Hon. MRAIC still feels a certain amount of nervous energy and excited anticipation leading up the night of the College of Fellows Convocation, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of her favourite nights each year.     “The College of Fellows Convocation is the most stressful event to deliver, but...  >>
  OTTAWA September 17, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is pleased to welcome Ivan Martinovic, Dipl. Eng. Arch., OAA, FRAIC, AIA/IA to the RAIC operational team as the incoming Director of Syllabus, effective September 10, 2020, and reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs.Ivan is an architect with over thirty-five years of experience. He holds a professional architectural engineering degree from the University...  >>
OTTAWA June 24, 2020–On Friday, March 13, 2020, RAIC CEO Mike Brennan announced that the head office facility would be closed temporarily and launched a remote working capacity for all staff. Since then, the decision has been made by Board and Staff that—as of June 30, 2020—the RAIC will no longer physically operate out of our office on 55 Murray Street in Ottawa, ON. The commitment to our members is our top priority.  All staff are equipped...  >>
    OTTAWA June 3, 2020–A new Canada-wide challenge launched Wednesday to generate responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions that can be implemented during COVID-19 recovery, and post-pandemic, for Canada’s hard-hit main streets.      The Main Street Design Challenge – developed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) – invites all Canadian residents interested in place-...  >>