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Frank Gehry was once an emerging architect  Four ways to find success with your own architectural practice        “I don't know who invented that … word 'starchitect'. In fact, a journalist invented it, I think. I am not a 'star-chitect', I am an ar-chitect..." – Frank Gehry*   (Source: Independent)   Frank words from a man whose name is downright royalty in the annals of modern architecture. But Frank Gehry’s modesty may very...  >>
Pierre Cardin has been a partner architect at Cardin Julien inc. in Montreal since its founding in 1992. Cardin Julien inc. is a multidisciplinary firm, carrying out projects in many fields, including institutional and commercial (planetariums, theatres, schools, interior design, etc.). He is currently working on several municipal projects, including aquatic centres, community centres, heritage building repairs, and building envelope expert...  >>
OTTAWA, October 7, 2019 — On World Architecture Day, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is calling on architects to lead in the fight against climate change and bring discussion of the built environment to the federal election.In response to the 2019 World Architecture Day theme, “Architecture...housing for all”, the RAIC is focusing on sustainable and climate-resilient design.Buildings and climate changeA 2019 federal government...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has partnered with the International Trade Council (ITC) to provide valuable business tools and resources to RAIC members. The ITC is a global association of national, state, and local chambers of commerce, government trade agencies, specialist industry organizations, and corporate members from 176 countries. The RAIC is pleased to offer its members a discounted annual membership fee for the ITC...  >>
OTTAWA, September 25, 2019 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has sent the political parties an issues brief and four questions on sustainability and resilience, a National Architecture Policy, First Nations communities, and procurement.During the 2019 election campaign, the RAIC seeks to engage political candidates, along with the public, in a discussion about the importance of architecture and urban design in shaping a...  >>
Staff of the RAIC and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) met recently to coordinate the planning of events in 2020 and find ways to work together more closely. Giovanna Boniface, RAIC VP of National Affairs, visited Edmonton, AB on September 16 and 17 where she met with AAA’s Executive Director Barbara Bruce, Hon. MRAIC, and AAA staff. The RAIC Conference on Architecture 2020 will take place in Edmonton from June 3 to 7, 2020. The Banff...  >>
The RAIC is pleased to announce Dee Dee Taylor Eustace will act as Emcee at the President's Dinner and Awards Gala at the Festival of Architecture. Dee Dee is a Toronto architect, interior designer, developer, and project manager who has brought design to a wide audience through television, radio, and newspapers – including as a three-time guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dee Dee’s firm, Taylor Hannah Architect, specializes in the residential...  >>
OTTAWA, September 23, 2019 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2020 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.Awarded every two years, the 12 medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects – big or small – by Canadian architects.The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture are among this...  >>
September 20, 2019Canadian Architectural Professionals Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Commit to Urgent and Sustained ActionOur interconnected crises of climate breakdown, ecological degradation, and societal inequity are the most serious issues of our time. The design, construction, and operation of our built environment accounts for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and pervasively impacts our...  >>
OTTAWA, September 20, 2019 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Committee on Regenerative Environments is calling on Canadian architectural and design firms to commit to combatting the climate crisis by signing a new Canadian Architects Declare pledge.“Climate change is a reality and how we design our buildings has a huge impact on that,” says Mona Lemoine, MRAIC, chair of the committee and an architect based in Vancouver, BC...  >>