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A spokesperson for BGIS said the company will re-issue a revised solicitation incorporating industry feedback. Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, (BGIS), a real property service provider for the federal Department of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC), announced on June 16 that it has cancelled the Request for Standing Offer for Consulting Services on a Rotational Basis in the National Capital Region (Reference No. RFSO-3948.) Last...  >>
Planning has already begun for the 2017 festival of architecture, which will take place in Ottawa, ON.   >>
Come celebrate architecture in Nanaimo! The four-day Festival celebrates the theme of CONNEXIONS within a landscape that exemplifies the concept. Architects will connect with each other and, through a series of special events open to the public, they will also connect with the Vancouver Island community. It is an opportunity for RAIC members to network, earn continuing education credits, and visit Canada’s culturally rich West Coast. Read...  >>
Ottawa, May 19, 2016 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The jury found that the 12 winning projects reflect themes of connection, revitalization, and experimentation. “Bringing people together in new ways,...  >>
All members are invited to attend RAIC’s AGM which will take place during the Festival of Architecture in Nanaimo, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PT) in Departure A & B at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. A special resolution to amend RAIC By-laws regarding RAIC designations will require members’ approval. This means that it must have the support of 2/3 of the members present at the AGM. Members are entitled to...  >>
The 2015 RAIC annual report is now available. View it here   >>
In 2015, the RAIC/AAA were able to raise $10,000 as part of its new commitment of supporting local Aboriginal groups or projects. The RAIC will renew this commitment in 2016 by supporting the construction of a new First Nation Library to be built in Nanaimo at Snuneymuxw's First Nation reserve land as part of the highly successful Write to Read program, initiated by Rotarians Lt. Gov. Stephen Point and retired RCMP officer Bob Blacker. If you...  >>
OTTAWA April 28, 2016 – A Vancouver leader in condominium rehabilitation, a Montreal heritage expert involved in restoration on Parliament Hill, a Toronto architect reshaping his city, and the designer of some 150 projects in Nunavut are among the Canadian architects to be named 2016 Fellows. The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria include...  >>
See the built designs on Commercial Street in Nanaimo during architecture festival June 8-11 Nanaimo, April 22, 2016 – Three Vancouver Island high school teams have been selected as finalists in the High School Parklet Design Competition. The competition is one of several public events associated with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Festival of Architecture taking place in Nanaimo June 8 to 11. Finalists: GISS Junior...  >>

Left to right: Allan Teramura, President, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada / Leslie Maitland, Past-President and Vice-Chair of the Board, Heritage Ottawa / Kelly Mertl, Director of Community Initiatives, United Way Ottawa / Shirley Blumberg, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects / Linda Dicaire, Landscape Architect and Consultant in Cultural Resources Management / Barry Padolsky, Barry Padolsky Associates Inc., Architects.

About 70 people attended the RAIC Celebration of Advocacy that took place April 19 in Ottawa. The reception celebrated the successful outcome of the advocacy campaign that saw design and heritage organizations working together in the public interest. Among the guests were RAIC members, national capital region architects, allied professionals and others with an interest in the built environment. The RAIC was a member of a coalition that...  >>

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