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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...  >>
OTTAWA, October 18, 2017 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. Awarded every two years, the medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects – big or small – by Canadian architects. They are among this country’s most prestigious and coveted...  >>
As the intern representative on the RAIC Board of Directors, Tyler Loewen, MRAIC, put his passion for supporting emerging professionals to work on a national level. Along the way, he gained career-enhancing skills and a broader understanding of critical issues facing the architecture profession in Canada. “There’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes to ensure the profession stays healthy and successful,” says Loewen, whose term ends...  >>
RAIC and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are pleased to invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The RAIC, with the RAIC College of Fellows, is proud to organize and administer the competition. The Canada Council for the Arts is responsible for selecting and administering the peer assessment committee.   >>
OTTAWA, September 28, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) regretfully announces that 2017 RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, AP/FIRAC, has shortened her term as President for personal reasons. “Serving on the Board and its Executive has given me an opportunity to champion the collective goals of the RAIC's membership while striving to recognize diversity within the profession. I have deeply...  >>
TORONTO, ON (September 20, 2017) – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce Tokyo-based Tezuka Architects’ Fuji Kindergarten as the winner of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The Prize winner was revealed on September 19, 2017, during an awards ceremony and gala at the historic Carlu in Toronto, attended by about 250 members of the Canadian and international architecture community. "I feel now...  >>
The RAIC was recently a signatory on a letter to Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change supporting the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The letter recommends several key actions needed in the building sector such as net-zero construction and accelerating retrofits and emissions reductions in existing buildings. Read the letter   >>