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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...  >>
September 19, 2016 6-8pm Canadian Museum of History Theatre 100 Laurier Street Gatineau, Québec K1A 0M8   FREE public talk by the winners of the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. Meet the architects and hear the story behind each of the 12 winning projects in lively five-minute presentations.  With images and Q&A. From a library that evokes a pile of books to one of the world’s tallest timber structures, the winning...  >>
  3 August 2016 Dear Honourable Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, and Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna: RE: A bold national action plan for energy efficient buildings As a collaboration of leading energy and building professionals, associations, non-government organizations, and businesses, our work now represents the future of the built environment in Canada. Many of the initiatives we are...  >>
OTTAWA, August 22, 2016– Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings. They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for a national plan that would help the government meet climate-change objectives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such a plan, they say, would...  >>
The World Design Summit, taking place in Montreal from October 16-25, 2017,  is an international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: how design can shape the built environment of the future. Montréal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance...  >>
A new RAIC task force comprised largely of indigenous architects and intern architects will seek ways to foster and promote Indigenous design in Canada, says RAIC President Allan Teramura, FRAIC. The inaugural meeting of the RAIC Indigenous Task Force took place June 9 in Nanaimo, BC (Snuneymuxw territory) during the 2016 Festival of Architecture. It is considered the largest gathering of Aboriginal architects from across Canada. Of the 12...  >>