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The RAIC Foundation has hired Jim Taggart, FRAIC, of Vancouver as its new Executive Director. “On behalf of the Trustees of the RAIC Foundation, I am pleased to welcome Jim Taggart, FRAIC, as our Executive Director,” says Foundation Chair Stuart Howard, PP/FRAIC. “Jim has been a long-term advocate of architecture and architects, as a practicing architect, educator, and writer. I look forward to working with Jim on the Foundation’s many programs...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the 11 provincial/territorial regulators have partnered to update the Canadian Handbook of Practice (CHOP) for architects. The CHOP 3rd Edition, planned for completion and release in spring 2019, will be available across multiple platforms at no cost to all interns and architects in Canada. A call for volunteers for the Eeitorial board was issued in November. Over 35 applications were...  >>
The ballots have been counted and the RAIC is pleased to announce the following new additions to the Board of Directors:   Director representing Interns and Intern architects Andrew Dejneka, MRAIC Intern Architect Age 30 Calgary, AB   Andrew Dejneka is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary. He has worked in China and Canada in firms ranging in size from sole proprietors and...  >>
The RAIC is seeking volunteers for several national standing committees. Get involved and directly impact the profession, lend your skills and learn new ones, expand your network and advance your career. Apply today for the volunteer positions that suit you best. Email a short statement (250 words maximum) and your resumé to the committee contact below.   Practice Support Committee Practice support is vital to the profession. By volunteering...  >>
On October 27, more than 150 people attendedPOP // CAN // CRIT 2017: Marketing and Promotion of Architecture in Canada, the second annual symposium, at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The event was co-presented by Spacing Magazine and the Design Exchange: Canada’s Design Museum. POP // CAN // CRIT looks critically at contemporary topics relevant to the Canadian architecture profession. The national event welcomed industry leaders in marketing,...  >>
On October 26, 2017, the RAIC presented to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on their study on the effects of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Emmanuelle van Rutten, MRAIC, Director for Ontario North East & Nunavut, presented a report with content from the Committee on Regenerative Environments (CORE). The report outlined what architects and the RAIC are doing to address environmental issues...  >>
On October 27, more than 150 people attended POP // CAN // CRIT 2017: Marketing and Promotion of Architecture in Canada, the second annual symposium, at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The event was co-presented by Spacing Magazine and the Design Exchange: Canada’s Design Museum. POP // CAN // CRIT looks critically at contemporary topics relevant to the Canadian Architecture profession. The national event welcomed industry leaders in marketing,...  >>
Members can now have their writing published in industry magazines via the RAIC, at no cost. Please read the criteria for each publication carefully. We look forward to seeing RAIC members in print and online! Sustainable Building & Design magazine Sustainable Building & Design magazine is offering RAIC members an opportunity to have a LEED(R) or otherwise sustainable project highlighted as an editorial feature. RAIC members...  >>
Gregory MacNeil, MRAIC Throughout his professional career Gregory MacNeil has been very active in other aspects of society, giving him an excellent background for continued service to our distinguished profession.  About to complete his two year term as President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects during which time he implemented too many new initiatives to list, he demonstrated vision, personal integrity, effective leadership and a...  >>
 Basel Abdulaal, MRAIC Basel is RAIC Alberta Chapter Chair, and has worked in the architecture field since 1989 co-founding the Consulting Center for Architecture and Construction in 1991.   Basel holds a degree in architecture and a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta conducting research focused on Lean, simulation, optimization, and BIM applications in healthcare and Modular Construction...  >>

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