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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-...  >>
Ottawa June 2, 2020– Due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on the global economy, and the restrictions it places on international travel for site visits in the coming year, the RAIC has decided to postpone the launch of the 2021 RAIC International Prize and Scholarships to 2022.   As the future of public gatherings, international travel, and large ceremonies is still uncertain, the RAIC will...  >>
On June 2, 2020, the RAIC released a statement  on current events regarding systemic racism and protests regarding unjust actions or lack of action. Building on that initial comment we want to be clear that the RAIC stands in solidarity with Black people across the USA and Canada. We are filled with sadness and outraged about the deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement. The RAIC acknowledges that Canada has a long history of...  >>
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...  >>