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OTTAWA, November 23, 2016 – The 2017 Festival of Architecture will be the architecture event of the year, packed with an exciting array of tours, seminars, speakers and more, all happening in Ottawa during Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) have partnered to present the Festival under the theme of Architecture 150.  It takes place May 24-27, 2017...  >>
OTTAWA, ON (November 10, 2016) – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The Prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The Prize celebrates a single work of...  >>
OTTAWA, October 4, 2016 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of RAIC Gold Medalist Bing Thom, FRAIC. “Bing Thom was an internationally recognized leader in our profession,” said RAIC President Allan Teramura, FRAIC. “He was a mentor to many and a humane designer who believed in the importance of delight in architecture. His buildings are generous in their gift of public spaces, indoors...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of RAIC Gold Medalist Bing Thom, FRAIC. “Bing Thom was an internationally recognized leader in our profession,” said RAIC President Allan Teramura, FRAIC. “He was a mentor to many and a humane designer who believed in the importance of delight in architecture. His buildings are generous in their gift of public spaces, indoors and out. Bing leaves a...  >>
More than 500 people attended 12 Architects on Architecture, a free public lecture, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on September 19. Recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture gave five-minute presentations describing their winning projects, and took part in a question and answer period. 12 Architects on Architecture was presented by the RAIC in partnership with the Carleton University Forum Lecture Series...  >>
The RAIC Foundation is committed to advancing excellence and knowledge in Canadian architecture by supporting programs that ensure a vibrant place for architecture in Canadian society, the advancement of excellence in architecture, and a strong architectural profession throughout Canada. It was established in 1964 to strengthen the profession and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The RAIC Foundation Trustees oversee the administration of the...  >>
OTTAWA, September 15, 2016 - The public is invited to a free public lecture on Monday, September 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. presented by the winners of the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The lecture, 12 Architects on Architecture, will take place at the Canadian Museum of History Theatre, 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau, (former Canadian Museum of Civilization.) The award-winning architects will share the stories of the 12 winning...  >>
Ottawa Architects 150 is a project that documents the history of the practice of architecture in Ottawa from 1867 to 2017. It will be published next year during the joint OAA/RAIC Festival to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial and recognize the contribution of local architects to the development of Canada’s capital city.  The core of the project is the “family tree” of architectural practices dating back to Confederation. To date 620 architectural...  >>

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