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On March 1, 2018, the RAIC sent a presentation to the House of Commons Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for their study of the built environment and the building code in Canada. The mandate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is to advocate for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and address important issues of society through responsible...  >>
OTTAWA, March 7, 2018 –  RDHA, a Toronto-based architecture studio that has specialized in public buildings for almost a century, and has in recent years undergone a successful renewal, is the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2018 Architectural Firm Award. Download images here “There is a remarkable consistency throughout the last 10 to 15 years of work by a younger generation of designers that have taken over the firm...  >>
OTTAWA, February 28, 2018–  The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) regards the investments in gender equity, Indigenous communities, and research and innovation in the 2018 federal budget released on Tuesday as positive steps that will be of benefit to Canada’s built environment. “Architects understand that our work has a profound effect on the well-being and the quality of life of all Canadians,” says RAIC President Michael Cox,...  >>
OTTAWA, February 21, 2018 – The founders of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, a Montreal firm that for 30 years has consistently produced refined, elegant and modern buildings – many for the public – are the recipients of the 2018 RAIC Gold Medal. Gilles Saucier, FIRAC, and André Perrotte, FIRAC, founded Saucier + Perrotte Architectes in 1988. The firm represented Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 and has received more than 100...  >>
The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens on May 24 and this year the Canada Council for the Arts has selected UNCEDED: Voices of the Land to represent Canada. The project is co-curated by Gerald McMaster of the Siksika First Nation and research chair at OCAD, and David Fortin, of the Metis Nation of Ontario and Director of Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture. The Indigenous team of 17 architects is led by Douglas J....  >>
The RAIC Syllabus Program is the alternate path to architectural licensure in Canada. The work-study program is built on a practice model and is operated and managed by the RAIC on behalf of the profession. The success of the Syllabus Program is built on a small army of volunteer design studio coordinators and instructors, supervising architects, and mentors as well as the support of Athabasca University in delivering the online theory, history...  >>
OTTAWA, February 13, 2018 — Michael J. Cox, FRAIC, an architect from Manitoba who has led numerous organizations and is passionate about the contribution architects can make in their communities, is the 79th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Mr. Cox received the President’s Medal of office from the 2017 President Ewa Bieniecka, FRAIC, at a change-of-office ceremony on February 2 in Ottawa. About 40 guests...  >>
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...  >>