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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...  >>
OTTAWA, April 16, 2020–The RAIC is honoured to announce that two firms have been selected for the Emerging Architectural Practice Award. PARTISANS, a Toronto-based architecture studio, and the Charlottetown’s Nine Yards Studio are the recipients for 2020. The RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award was established to recognize the achievements of burgeoning practices—for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations...  >>
OTTAWA, April 8, 2020 – marc boutin architectural collaborative inc. (MBAC), a Calgary-based multi-scale firm, is the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2020 Architectural Firm Award. “MBAC’s collective body of work, framed as the Landscape of Memory, adeptly traverses across scales,” said the 2020 Jury in a collective comment.  “The studio itself operates uniquely within an integrated practice model. Marc and his team...  >>
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...  >>
The following text is reprinted, with permission from the Beverly Willis Foundation for Architecture, from the website “Pioneering Women of American Architecture.” It was written by Annmarie Adams and Tanya Southcott, and co-edited by Victoria Rosner and Mary McLeod:  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...  >>
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...  >>
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...  >>