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OTTAWA, April 11, 2017 – A public library in suburban Montreal that combines high-performance standards with design quality and responsiveness to community needs will receive the 2017 Green Building Award. The award, given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC), recognizes outstanding achievement in buildings that are environmentally responsible and promote the health and wellbeing of...  >>
OTTAWA, April 11, 2017 – Diarmuid Nash, FRAIC/PP, a Toronto architect and Past President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), has been elected Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows for a three-year term beginning May 2017. Nash succeeds Barry Johns, FRAIC, an Edmonton architect who has served two three-year terms from 2011 to 2017. “I am deeply honoured to have been elected Chancellor of the College of Fellows,” said Nash...  >>
The RAIC requests the pleasure of your company at the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Gala, September 19, 2017. The Gala is an exciting event held at The Carlu, a historic event space in Toronto and a spectacular example of Art Moderne architecture. Architects and industry professionals from across the country will come together to honour the winner of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize and to celebrate the Prize values of social...  >>
The RAIC's first ever International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium takes place on Saturday, May 27.   >>
A luminous worship space designed and built with the creative use of computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software, and custom glass, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017. The Bahá’í Temple of South America, by Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, is a domed structure set in the foothills of the Andes Mountains outside Santiago, Chile. Nine monumental veils frame an open...  >>
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...  >>

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