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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...  >>
OTTAWA, July 13, 2016– The three parklets that animated downtown Nanaimo this summer may be gone, but their impact on education, public awareness of architecture and design, and community spirit carries on. Three parking spots on Commercial Street were transformed into mini-parks or “parklets” with seating and plants for public enjoyment during the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Festival of Architecture, June 8 to 11. They were...  >>
On July 4, Jennifer Cutbill, MRAIC, Regional Director for BC/Yukon and Wayne DeAngelis, PP/FRAIC presented an Honorary Membership certificate to Adele Weder who could not be at the awards ceremony in Nanaimo in June.   >>
On June 3, following the Saskatchewan Association of Architects’ Annual General Meeting in Regina, local RAIC Fellows gathered at Golf’s Steakhouse. Twenty-eight people were in attendance, including Michael Cox, FRAIC, RAIC’s second vice-president and regional director for Saskatchewan/Manitoba.   >>
John Brown, FRAIC, Regional Director for Alberta/Northwest Territories, presented the National Urban Design Award to CEO Michael Brown of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) for St. Patrick's Island Park, recipient of the Sustainable Development category. CMLC was not able to attend the awards 2) ceremony in Nanaimo.   >>