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For Immediate Release October 6, 2022 OTTAWA, October 6, 2022 – The RAIC has opened its call for submissions for its slate of annual awards. The RAIC Gold Medal, the Architectural Practice Award and the Emerging Architectural Practice award will be joined by three revamped awards previously under the biannual Awards of Excellence banner – the RAIC Advocate for Architecture Award, the RAIC Journalism and Media Award and the RAIC Innovation in...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, September 22, 2022 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce that the 2022 RAIC International Prize will be awarded to The Warming Huts, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The architecture firm behind the project is Sputnik Architecture Inc, Winnipeg, leader of a consulting team that includes Engineers Crosier, Kilgour & Partners, Specialist Consultant Luca Roncoroni, the Forks Renewal...  >>
The UIA is announcing the fifth cycle of the Golden Cube Awards. Happening once every three years, entries can now be prepared for the 2023 submission period through the RAIC submission process. Eligible entries will contain digital or physical activities or publications that were performed or produced in 2020 – 2023.  The Golden Cubes Awards (GCA) honour people and organizations that help children and young people develop a better understanding...  >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2022 OTTAWA, September 13, 2022 – The RAIC new Digital Contracts platform is live and will replace the previous manual download process. The digital platform was designed to streamline the preparation and execution of the RAIC contract documents and offer architects a modern and simple contract document management system that reduces risk and delays. This new platform also has the functionality to issue...  >>
As a step along the path to Reconciliation, RAIC commemorated this year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a series of events during the week of September 26-30, 2022. The RAIC Indigenous Task Force (ITF) and Truth and Reconciliation Task Force presented sessions by the RAIC’s Indigenous education provider NVision, as well as stories and truths from ITF Members.  The goal of these virtual sessions was to provide both educational...  >>
Nominations for Fellowship Nominate your colleagues and peers for Fellowship in the RAIC. The College of Fellows formally recognizes members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in design, scholarship, or service to the profession or the community. Please visit the College’s webpage to review the 2023 nomination process and requirements. Nominations for Honorary Fellowship An Honorary Fellow of...  >>
To celebrate and honour RAIC volunteers, we are pleased to introduce you to John Peterson, FRAIC, and Chair of the RAIC Practice Support Committee. Thank you, John! July 2022 Why did you decide to become an architect? I think most architects do it from a point of altruism where they want to help improve the world and make it a better place. I think that's probably the main factor behind why I wanted to become an architect. I also had an early...  >>
The RAIC Foundation is pleased to welcome three new appointees to its Board of Trustees. Each one brings their unique expertise, energy and experience to the Foundation, and we look forward to working together as we enter a period of renewal and expansion. Paule Boutin, MOAQ, AP/FIRAC Completed her Bachelor of Architecture at Université Laval in 1982 and has been a member of the Ordre des Architectes du Québec since 1984. She founded the firm...  >>
OTTAWA July 4, 2022 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announces their first in-person event since 2019 - the RAIC Congress of Architecture Week 2022 - to be held in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick from October 2-4, 2022.  The RAIC Congress on Architecture Week 2022 is a series of activities and events that bring together professionals for celebrations and discussions on architecture. It is a week that honours exceptional...  >>
For Immediate Release June 6, 2022 OTTAWA, June 6, 2022 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards recognize and celebrate excellence in recently built—and designed—projects completed by Canadian architects. The 2022 competition continues a tradition initiated by the Massey Medals...  >>