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OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 – Two British Columbia projects that demonstrate new ways to use wood and steel have garnered the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture award for 2015. The Wood Innovation Design Centre in Prince George is a centre of excellence at the University of Northern British Columbia. It aims to show that tall timber buildings can be economical and safe, and celebrates wood as a beautiful and...  >>
OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 – A team of intern architects from Alberta with a design for an installation called The Public Speaker has been named the winner of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Urban Marker competition for 2015. The purpose of the competition is to create a unique physical marker to signal and to celebrate events and locations of the RAIC’s annual Festival of Architecture. The festival takes place this year from June 3-6...  >>
Congratulations to the 11 lucky intern architects selected by a random draw to attend the 2015 RAIC | AAA Festival of Architecture for free! Together with the RAIC, Stantec Architecture is paying festival costs for nine RAIC interns from Alberta and two from elsewhere in Canada.  The nine winners from Alberta are:  Chris Moorhouse, MRAIC Neal Philipsen, MRAIC Coralee Brin, MRAIC Alan Antioquia, MRAIC Krista Lauridsen, MRAIC...  >>
OTTAWA April 13, 2015 – A Winnipeg expert in bio-medical facilities, the head of Montreal’s international district, the designer of a major Newfoundland cultural space,  and a Toronto leader who contributed to the Evergreen Brickworks are among the Canadian architects  to be named 2015 Fellows. The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria...  >>
OTTAWA, April 9, 2015 – The Montreal daily newspaper La Presse and two of its journalists are the recipients of the 2015 President’s Award for Media in Architecture, given by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). “It is increasingly rare for any newspaper to support architectural criticism,” said RAIC President Sam Oboh, FRAIC. “It is extraordinary to see a newspaper like Montreal’s La Presse support two popular journalists who ...  >>
OTTAWA, April 1, 2015 – A Vancouver research institute, designed to be one of the most sustainable buildings in North America, will receive the 2015 Green Building Award. The award, given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council, recognizes outstanding achievement in buildings that are environmentally responsible and promote the health and well-being of users. The Centre for Interactive Research...  >>
OTTAWA, March 30, 2015 – Susan Algie, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation (WAF), will receive the 2015 RAIC Advocate for Architecture award. The advocate for architecture award is for individuals who have contributed to the elevation of architecture in the public realm by means other than the practice of architecture. This award recognizes the long-term commitment to, and support for, the profession of architecture in...  >>
OTTAWA, March 16, 2015 – A Vancouver industrial designer whose artistic lighting designs illuminate buildings worldwide will receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Allied Arts Medal for 2015. Omer Arbel is the principal of Omer Arbel Office, which produces designs for buildings, objects, furniture, lighting and electrical accessories. He is also co-founder and creative director of Bocci, a design and manufacturing firm...  >>
OTTAWA, March 10, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announces that Monica Adair, who has become a leader in New Brunswick through design, education, and community service, is the recipient of its 2015 Young Architect Award. Ms. Adair, 37, is co-founder of Acre Architects in Saint John, NB. Her teaching posts include a Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship in Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, where she received...  >>
OTTAWA, March 5, 2015 – A Montreal multi-disciplinary firm that experiments with materials and building methods is the recipient of the 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Founded in 2003, KANVA is a 10-person collective led by Tudor Radulescu, MRAIC, and Rami Bebawi, MRAIC. “This is a firm that is always looking to the future,” said the five-member jury that selected KANVA for...  >>