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Hadani Ditmars is a Vancouver journalist and author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman’s Journey Through Iraq whose feature on Arthur Erickson’s 1981 design for a project in Baghdad was published last month in the UK’s Architectural Review. Erickson, who died in 2009, was one of several international architects commissioned to build up Baghdad for the 1983 conference of non-aligned nations. However, the conference was cancelled due to the...  >>
The RAIC is pleased to announce a new addition to the staff of the National Office in Ottawa. Donald Ardiel, MRAIC, will assume the full-time position of Director of Practice Support in September, but is already taking on responsibilities on a part-time basis over the summer. Don is a licensed architect, certified project manager and educator with more than 25 years of experience in architectural practice – 18 of those as a sole practitioner....  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nanaimo, June 7, 2016 – Three new parklets, designed with seating and plantings, have been installed on Commercial Street in downtown Nanaimo for public enjoyment. A parklet is an extension of the sidewalk, the size of a parking spot, that provides a place to stop, sit, and interact with others in the city. They were designed by three teams of high school students on Vancouver Island who were selected as finalists in an...  >>
Browse images of the 2016 Festival of Architecture in Nanaimo, B.C.   >>
At the most recent RAIC annual general meeting (AGM) in Nanaimo on June 8, a vote was taken on a motion to amend the bylaws governing the use of the post-nominal designation, MRAIC. The motion that the Board of Directors of the RAIC had asked members to approve would have replaced the MRAIC designation by a new RAIC designation for members licensed or registered to practice architecture. The new designation would have allowed provisions for...  >>
A spokesperson for BGIS said the company will re-issue a revised solicitation incorporating industry feedback. Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, (BGIS), a real property service provider for the federal Department of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC), announced on June 16 that it has cancelled the Request for Standing Offer for Consulting Services on a Rotational Basis in the National Capital Region (Reference No. RFSO-3948.) Last...  >>
Planning has already begun for the 2017 festival of architecture, which will take place in Ottawa, ON.   >>
Come celebrate architecture in Nanaimo! The four-day Festival celebrates the theme of CONNEXIONS within a landscape that exemplifies the concept. Architects will connect with each other and, through a series of special events open to the public, they will also connect with the Vancouver Island community. It is an opportunity for RAIC members to network, earn continuing education credits, and visit Canada’s culturally rich West Coast. Read...  >>
Ottawa, May 19, 2016 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The jury found that the 12 winning projects reflect themes of connection, revitalization, and experimentation. “Bringing people together in new ways,...  >>
All members are invited to attend RAIC’s AGM which will take place during the Festival of Architecture in Nanaimo, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PT) in Departure A & B at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. A special resolution to amend RAIC By-laws regarding RAIC designations will require members’ approval. This means that it must have the support of 2/3 of the members present at the AGM. Members are entitled to...  >>