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First Prize English – Kristen Smith, « Growing Pains » appearing soon in Canadian Architect First Prize French – Marie-Pier Bourret-Lafleur, « Une bibliothèque à coeur ouvert » now in Nouveau Projet 09 Finalists – Samuel Dubois et Pascale Jetté, appearing soon in Argus Mentions – Alexandre Hamlyn, Magdalena Milosz, René-Maxime Parent, Alexandre Petitpas, David Rudin Montreal, 7 April 2016 – A large, attentive and enthusiastic crowd was on hand...  >>
Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Vancouver OTTAWA, April 11, 2016 — Nine cities across Canada “have been enriched by the addition of remarkable urban design initiatives,” says the jury of the 2016 National Urban Design Awards. “The quality of the submissions this year was impressive,” said the three-member jury. “These unique solutions displayed a refreshing inventiveness and a strong commitment to...  >>
OTTAWA, March 23, 2016 – The exceptional investments announced in the federal budget on Tuesday give architects the opportunity to shape a built environment that can improve the quality of life of Canadians and effect positive environmental change, says the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.) The broad scope of the budget – from the science of climate change to building codes; from the preservation of heritage structures to the...  >>
OTTAWA, March 21, 2016 – David and Susan Scott, a Vancouver couple whose architectural careers have been intertwined for 19 years, are the recipients of the 2016 Young Architect Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.) The husband-and-wife team works together as Scott & Scott Architects within their family home, a street-level studio and workshop built in 2012, which allows them to work alongside their two young...  >>
OTTAWA, March 11, 2016 – MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), a Toronto firm that specializes in community recreation and sports buildings, will receive the 2016 Architectural Firm Award of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.) “MJMA has consistently achieved a very high quality of architecture and bold clarity throughout its large body of work,”said the five-member jury. “In addition to the spectacular spatial qualities,...  >>
OTTAWA, March 7, 2016 – RAIC President Allan Teramura, FRAIC, today took part in a round-table discussion on Smart Cities: Design, Innovation and Sustainability with noted American architect Jeanne Gang, Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, among others. U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman hosted the discussion over breakfast at his official residence. Ms. Gang, founder and lead architect of Chicago's Studio...  >>
OTTAWA, March 4, 2016 – A Montreal firm that designs fresh, contemporary houses inspired by the informal qualities of Montreal’s residential lanes is the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Architectural Practice Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). La SHED Architecture, a nine-person office, was founded in 2011 by Renée Mailhot, MRAIC, Sébastien Parent and Yannick Laurin. The trio graduated in 2008 from the University...  >>

2015 RAIC Foundation Bursary recipient – Architecture+Film Series / Stenhouse Photography

The bursary goes to a project that relates to architecture in its broadest sense; a project that encourages public education or that makes possible significant scholarly research resulting in publications, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, or conferences. Individuals and organizations may apply. Preference will be given to members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The deadline for submissions is March 28th, 2016. For more info   >>
In 2015, the RAIC and others campaigned against plans to locate the Memorial to the Victims of Communism next to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Department of Canadian Heritage now wishes to locate the memorial on a smaller site in downtown Ottawa. The department is seeking feedback from Canadians to help inform the design competition guidelines. RAIC members are encouraged to participate in the survey. Deadline is February 16. Take the...  >>

Allan Teramura, FRAIC, delivering the presidential address / Photo: Vanessa Dewson

Allan Teramura, FRAIC, an Ottawa architect advocating for healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities, is the 77th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada following a formal ceremony on January 15th. About 120 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. Award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden delivered the keynote address. “As architects, I think we would all agree that...  >>