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From February 1, 2019, certificate of practice holders, such as architectural firms, in British Columbia must comply with AIBC’s Professional Liability Insurance requirements. RAIC has partnered with a specialist insurance broker, BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. (BMS), to provide RAIC members access to comprehensive coverage tailored specifically for architectural firms at competitive rates. To apply for coverage, or to obtain a no-obligation...  >>
More than 200 people attended the National Urban Design Awards Ceremony and Presentations on January 7 at the Ottawa Art Gallery in Ottawa. The 12 recipients of the 2018 awards were on hand to discuss their winning projects and take questions from the audience. The event was streamed live on Facebook, where additional guests participated from across Canada. Other special guests in attendance included three mayors. Two of them were there to...  >>
The RAIC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that advances excellence and knowledge in Canadian architecture by giving out prizes, awards, and scholarships to Canadian architects and architecture students, and by supporting programs and projects that:   nurture and support the next generation of Canadian architects; raise the profile of Canadian architecture everywhere; and educate the public about how architecture improves...  >>
As the New Year begins, the RAIC is excited to initiate the updated federated chapter model for the organization. British Columbia is the first province to implement the chapter framework which will transition existing networks into an RAIC BC Chapter Network Committee, a volunteer leadership team for the entire province. The chapter will continue to build on the success of existing networks (e.g. Metro Vancouver) and create the opportunity to...  >>
Integrated approach needed for emissions reduction and adaptation to climate change practices, says SFU report The report detailing best practices for the integration of climate mitigation and adaptation has been endorsed by leading Canadian national professional associations. Report:  Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals   A new Simon Fraser University report calls for governments to combine emission reduction and...  >>
RAIC hosted a National Forum in Edmonton on December 6. The second in a series of pan-Canadian events, this event featured RAIC President, Michael Cox, FRAIC, and RAIC CEO Mike Brennan as well as special guests Barbara Bruce, Hon. MRAIC (Executive Director, Alberta Association of Architects) and Darryl Condon, FRAIC, AIBC Past President. Presentation topics included an update on the upcoming implementation of a federated chapter model for RAIC,...  >>
Call for submissions for RAIC President’s Award for Media in Architecture OTTAWA, December 12, 2018 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) invites entries for the 2019 President’s Award for Media in Architecture. Deadline for submissions is January 24, 2019.  See submission details. This award recognizes storytelling about buildings and cities that promotes understanding of architecture and the role of architects in the daily...  >>
OTTAWA, November 29, 2018 – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce that the Highlights Report of the first RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium is now available for download. The richly illustrated 56-page report summarizes the presentations of more than 20 Indigenous architects, designers, and other professionals as well as students and interns from across Canada, the United States,...  >>
OTTAWA, November 8, 2018– The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will hold a national forum in Edmonton on December 6 to explore challenges, opportunities, and new directions for architecture in Alberta and Canada. This special event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Alberta, Enterprise Square Building, Rooms 2-520A & 2-503B, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB. The cost is $50 and includes lunch,...  >>
Ottawa, October 30th, 2018 - The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Engineers Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Understanding. Through this Letter of Understanding, they have agreed to continually seek opportunities for cross-over, cross-promotion, the sharing of resources and the transfer of knowledge. These...  >>