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For Immediate Release June 6, 2022 OTTAWA, June 6, 2022 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards recognize and celebrate excellence in recently built—and designed—projects completed by Canadian architects. The 2022 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals...  >>
For Immediate Release June 1, 2022   OTTAWA, June 1, 2022 - In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is proud to announce an extension of our collaboration with NVision Insight Group to offer an online Indigenous cultural awareness training program for the Architecture community.   The RAIC is committed to engaging in sustainable actions to foster reconciliation with Indigenous...  >>
For Immediate Release May 30, 2022 OTTAWA, May 30, 2022 – Liza Medek, FRAIC, is an experienced professional with a diverse history working as an architect, planner, project manager, academic administrator, educator and industrial technology advisor. She succeeds Claudio Brun del Re, FRAIC, as Registrar for the RAIC College. Liza is committed to educating the public to improve their knowledge of the built environment and strongly stands behind...  >>
For Immediate Release May 19, 2022 (Ottawa) May 19, 2022 - In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is proud to announce a collaboration with the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and PowerED™ by Athabasca University to expand capacity of accessibility certification training for the architectural community.  In Canada, almost 50 percent of adults have or have experienced a permanent or...  >>
For Immediate Release April 26, 2022 OTTAWA, April 26, 2022 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is honoured to announce the 29 Fellows inducted into the RAIC College. A Fellow of the RAIC College is a member of the RAIC who has achieved professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the profession or to the community at large. Fellowship is bestowed upon individuals through a nomination process administered by the...  >>
The process has begun to elect the next Registrar of the RAIC College. The selection period runs for thirty (30) days and uses electronic ballots.  A personalized link to the electronic ballots will be emailed to eligible voters on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. They must be completed and submitted by May 20th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST.   Voting Instructions   Each ballot link is unique and only valid for one vote. You must be logged in to your RAIC...  >>
As a member-driven organization, the RAIC is grateful for the contributions of hundreds of volunteers who help bring change in important advocacy work on issues that matter to the architectural community. Volunteers take on a variety of vital leadership roles in/on committees, task forces, and working groups, including provincial chapters and local networks. These volunteer leaders help develop and facilitate the programs, activities, member...  >>
OTTAWA, April 8, 2022 – The RAIC is honoured to announce that Modern Office of Design + Architecture, a Calgary-based firm, is the recipient of the Emerging Architectural Practice Award for 2022.    The Emerging Architectural Practice is awarded to an emerging Canadian architectural practice that shows exceptional promise for contributing significantly to the future of Canadian architecture. The award recognizes the early career achievements of...  >>
In May 2021, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), in partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), launched an architectural design competition to redevelop Block 2, a full city block directly opposite Canada’s parliament buildings, just south of Parliament Hill.   The renewal of Block 2 is a critical piece of PSPC’s Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary Precinct. The design competition ensures that the...  >>
  Along with the rest of the world, the RAIC has been following the traumatic events in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the people, communities and organizations affected by this devastating war and humanitarian crisis.  The RAIC stands united in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.  On behalf of the Canadian architecture community, we express our outrage and condemn acts of violence in this unjust war. We call for an end to this...  >>