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By Don Ardiel, MRAIC, Director, Practice Support   The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada (ACEC) and the Interiors Designers of Canada (IDC) are moving ahead on negotiations with the federal government to change the 90%-10% imbalance in assessing consultants’ RFP responses. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has begun the consultation process for its long-...  >>
UPDATE: The Brookfield Global Integrated Services (BGIS) RFP AESL 17 - Architectural and Engineering Service source list for multiple cities has been cancelled. No further information is available at this time however the RAIC will continue to monitor the situation and advise the architectural community.   ORIGINAL NOTICE: Solicitation: AESL 17 Source List for various cities across Canada Members should be aware of what are considered...  >>
RAIC members are invited to Toronto on February 8 to attend Borders in Architecture, a symposium presented by students of architecture at Ryerson University. Speakers include Susan Ruptash, FRAIC, RAIC Regional Director for Ontario Southwest, and Alex Bozikovich, architecture critic for the Globe and Mail. The theme of borders will explore the role of the architect in the conversation about barriers, physical, social, and political, and...  >>
OTTAWA, January 24, 2018 –  The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected four international architects to receive 2018 Honorary Fellowships. This year’s Honorary Fellows demonstrate the diverse ways architects contribute to the profession and society, over and above exemplary design and practice. For example, French architect Odile Decq has taught for decades and recently started a school of architecture. Diébédo Francis Kéré...  >>
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...  >>