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The health, safety, and well-being of all RAIC stakeholders—including the board of directors, staff, volunteers, and participants—is foremost on our minds, and so the RAIC is proactively taking steps to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The RAIC is closely monitoring the current situation via the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization—and will make decisions based on the information provided. As such, the...  >>
All members are invited to attend the RAIC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)  via web conferencing on Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.  Members who would like to attend the AGM may register no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on June 3, 2020. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and reminders closer to the event. Click here to access the Annual General Meeting Package.  For questions about the RAIC Annual General...  >>
OTTAWA, April 30, 2020 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are proud to announce the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.     The biennial awards recognize and celebrate excellence in recently built—and designed—projects by Canadian architects. The 2020 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals in 1950, providing an important source of...  >>
OTTAWA, April 28, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the National Trust for Canada announce that the Niagara Parks Commission’s Butterfly Conservatory is the recipient of the 2020 Prix du XXe Siècle Award of Excellence. Additionally, the Humber River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge have received a Certificate of Merit. This annual award recognizes and celebrates Canada’s landmark buildings of the 20th century.   This prize...  >>
OTTAWA, April 23, 2020—Drew Adams MRAIC, a Toronto-based architect who integrates a passion for sustainability with excellence in the built environment, is the recipient of the 2020 Emerging Architect Award from the RAIC. This prize was previously known as the Young Architect Award, and Adams is the inaugural recipient following the renaming in 2019. The Emerging Architect Award is to recognize an emerging architect for excellence in design,...  >>
OTTAWA April 21, 2020–Susan Ruptash, a Toronto-based architect and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, has been elected Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows for a three-year term beginning June 2020. Ruptash is the first woman elected as Chancellor in the history of the College of Fellows. Ruptash succeeds Diarmuid Nash—a fellow architect based in Toronto—who began his term in 2017. “I am honoured, humbled, and happy to...  >>
OTTAWA, April 16, 2020–The RAIC is honoured to announce that two firms have been selected for the Emerging Architectural Practice Award. PARTISANS, a Toronto-based architecture studio, and the Charlottetown’s Nine Yards Studio are the recipients for 2020. The RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award was established to recognize the achievements of burgeoning practices—for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations...  >>
OTTAWA, April 8, 2020 – marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. (MBAC), a Calgary-based multi-scale firm, is the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2020 Architectural Firm Award. “MBAC’s collective body of work, framed as the Landscape of Memory, adeptly traverses across scales,” said the 2020 Jury in a collective comment.  “The studio itself operates uniquely within an integrated practice model. Marc and his team...  >>
OTTAWA, April 1, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is honoured to announce the 31 individuals named to the RAIC College of Fellows for 2020. There are 13 cities and communities from across Canada represented in the cohort this year.   The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria include design excellence,...  >>
The following text is reprinted, with permission from the Beverly Willis Foundation for Architecture, from the website “Pioneering Women of American Architecture.” It was written by Annmarie Adams and Tanya Southcott, and co-edited by Victoria Rosner and Mary McLeod:  Ottawa, March 30, 2020– The RAIC is honoured to award the Gold Medal—the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to...  >>

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