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In 2015, the RAIC and others campaigned against plans to locate the Memorial to the Victims of Communism next to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Department of Canadian Heritage now wishes to locate the memorial on a smaller site in downtown Ottawa. The department is seeking feedback from Canadians to help inform the design competition guidelines. RAIC members are encouraged to participate in the survey. Deadline is February 16. Take the...  >>

Allan Teramura, FRAIC, delivering the presidential address / Photo: Vanessa Dewson

Allan Teramura, FRAIC, an Ottawa architect advocating for healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities, is the 77th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada following a formal ceremony on January 15th. About 120 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. Award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden delivered the keynote address. “As architects, I think we would all agree that...  >>
Are you interested in knowing more about how federal government departments procure professional services related to real property? This table is a user-friendly guide to the professional service streams and the various tools used for real property services procurement by the federal government. The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) produced the document at the request of a working...  >>
OTTAWA, January 20, 2016 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and fellow applicants today discontinued a court case against the National Capital Commission (NCC) challenging its decision to start excavating the site last summer for the National Memorial to the Victims of Communism. On Wednesday, lawyers for the RAIC, Heritage Ottawa and architects Barry Padolsky, FRAIC, and Shirley Blumberg, FRAIC, filed a notice of...  >>
Photos of the 2016 President Investiture Ceremony Ottawa, January 15, 2016 — Allan Teramura, FRAIC, an Ottawa architect advocating for healthy and sustainable Aboriginal communities, is the 77th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada following a formal ceremony on Friday. About 120 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. Award-winning Canadian author Joseph...  >>
Ottawa, January 15, 2016 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the RAIC Foundation have launched a video series featuring lectures given by Li Xiaodong, winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The lectures are part of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture Series and the Toronto lecture was sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects. The new video series features the talks Li gave in...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the RAIC Foundation have launched a video series featuring lectures given by Li Xiaodong, winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The lectures are part of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture Series, and the Toronto lecture was generously sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects. The new video series features the talks Li gave in Toronto on October...  >>
The RAIC Foundation award has been established for a project that relates to Architecture in its broadest sense, that encourages public education, or that makes possible significant scholarly research that results in publications, exhibitions, symposia, lectures, and/or conferences. Individuals and organizations may apply. Preference will be given to members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The deadline for submissions is March...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to support the Royal Institute for British Architects’ (RIBA) new International Prize. This prize is a major new global award intended to discover the best new architect designed buildings in the world. Open to any qualified architect, the RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building in any country which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers...  >>
OTTAWA, December 17, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is relieved at today’s announcement by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly that the National Memorial to the Victims of Communism will not be located next to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. “It is good news that the Government of Canada has chosen to respect the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts,” said RAIC...  >>

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