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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...  >>
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,...  >>
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 Canadian architecture—to visionary architect Blanche Lemco van Ginkel.   Blanche Lemco was born in London, England, in 1923. At age thirteen, she moved with her mother and siblings to Montreal, Canada. Her father had been in the garment industry in England, where he...  >>
Time is running out to renew for 2020! Advance your education and career while saving money with the updated RAIC membership benefits package.  → advance your career with continuing education→ grow your practice using professional support and resources→ showcase your projects nationally and internationally through the RAIC awards program→ have a voice in advocacy initiatives How to renew Log in to your RAIC member account to renew online using a...  >>
In addition to the bi-monthly Bulletin, the RAIC keeps the community informed on advocacy, news in the profession, and career opportunities through weekly e-notices.    >>
RAIC is pleased to announce confirmed dates and venues for its future conferences from 2020 to 2030.  Known until 2019 as the Festival of Architecture, the future RAIC Conference on Architecture will continue to be Canada’s premier annual gathering for leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, faculty, and allied professionals. It is the place for industry thought leaders to engage, strengthen our profession, and keep up...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION OTTAWA February 19, 2020–Twelve projects across Canada—each with a tremendous impact on the surrounding built environment—have been selected for the 2020 National Urban Design Awards.   The winning projects range from public art installations and parks to a revitalized underpass.   The awards are part of a two-tier program held in cooperation with Canadian municipalities. The National Urban Design Awards program judged...  >>
L to R from top row: Lenore Lucy FAIA. Kevin R. Hydes P. Eng, Mickey Jacob FAIA, and Mariam Kamara   OTTAWA, February 7, 2020–Four professionals who have significantly impacted the architectural practice around the world, have been named Honorary Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The 2020 Honorary Fellows exemplify the tremendous impact that architects have—not only on the built environment—but public life and the...  >>
OTTAWA January 20, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada wishes to inform our members of an upcoming architectural design competition initiated by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). An advanced procurement notice is available on Buy and Sell The RAIC is endorsing this procedure and providing Professional Advisors and competition management advisory services to PSPC. The RAIC will oversee the designation of a Jury, review...  >>
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