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OTTAWA, October 7, 2019 — On World Architecture Day, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is calling on architects to lead in the fight against climate change and bring discussion of the built environment to the federal election.In response to the 2019 World Architecture Day theme, “Architecture...housing for all”, the RAIC is focusing on sustainable and climate-resilient design.Buildings and climate changeA 2019 federal government...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has partnered with the International Trade Council (ITC) to provide valuable business tools and resources to RAIC members. The ITC is a global association of national, state, and local chambers of commerce, government trade agencies, specialist industry organizations, and corporate members from 176 countries. The RAIC is pleased to offer its members a discounted annual membership fee for the ITC...  >>
OTTAWA, September 25, 2019 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has sent the political parties an issues brief and four questions on sustainability and resilience, a National Architecture Policy, First Nations communities, and procurement.During the 2019 election campaign, the RAIC seeks to engage political candidates, along with the public, in a discussion about the importance of architecture and urban design in shaping a...  >>
Staff of the RAIC and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) met recently to coordinate the planning of events in 2020 and find ways to work together more closely. Giovanna Boniface, RAIC VP of National Affairs, visited Edmonton, AB on September 16 and 17 where she met with AAA’s Executive Director Barbara Bruce, Hon. MRAIC, and AAA staff. The RAIC Conference on Architecture 2020 will take place in Edmonton from June 3 to 7, 2020. The Banff...  >>
The RAIC is pleased to announce Dee Dee Taylor Eustace will act as Emcee at the President's Dinner and Awards Gala at the Festival of Architecture. Dee Dee is a Toronto architect, interior designer, developer, and project manager who has brought design to a wide audience through television, radio, and newspapers – including as a three-time guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dee Dee’s firm, Taylor Hannah Architect, specializes in the residential...  >>
OTTAWA, September 23, 2019 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2020 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.Awarded every two years, the 12 medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects – big or small – by Canadian architects.The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture are among this...  >>
Date: Tuesday, October 29Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Where: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto In our interconnected world, various forms of international partnerships are created and Canada presents an attractive marketplace for collaboration. Danish architecture is increasingly looking to Canada because of similar cultural values, climate, and lowbarriers to entry. Join small and medium-sized Danish architecture firms looking to learn more about...  >>
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 27! APPLY NOW!   Tying into the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture theme of “The Future of Architecture,” the RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EP) Committee is hosting a design/drawing competition that asks “What is the future of public engagement in architecture?” The competition will showcase the work and talent of architectural students and interns from across Canada and will focus on the role of public engagement...  >>

Giovanna Boniface (centre) spent last summer in a rural village in Tamil Nadu, India as a volunteer occupational therapist.  With her are two members of the local medical rehabilitation team.

By Tanner MortonSeveral years ago, Giovanna Boniface committed to living more sustainability after seeing and experiencing conditions of drought, water and food scarcity, and extreme poverty during travels to Thailand, India, and South Africa.In addition to making changes at home, the RAIC’s vice-president of national affairs has also sought to reduce waste of paper, plastic, food, and energy at the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture. The...  >>
By John Raimondo, MRAIC, and Ian Ellingham, FRAICOnly a few decades ago, marketing was a dirty word in most professions, but now one sees the faces of lawyers on the back of buses. Architects need to be heard too. Their stories are compelling, and their work affects people everyday.An opportunity presented itself on June 25, when the RAIC announced the names of the 41 men and women who would be inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows in 2019....  >>

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