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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...  >>
About 130 Canadian and international guests attended the ceremony at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which featured a keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author, essayist and  president of PEN International. Mr. Saul spoke of the need for architects and engineers to work for the improvement of First Nations communities in Canada. “While there are wonderful aboriginal architects and wonderful buildings within aboriginal communities, in...  >>
OTTAWA, February 18, 2015 – Provencher_Roy, a Montreal firm noted for a number of major projects which include airports, hotels, and university buildings, will receive the 2015 Architectural Firm Award of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). “Provencher_Roy was chosen for the breadth and consistently high quality of work over many years,” said the five-member jury. “They have worked with a broad range of clients and project types...  >>
OTTAWA, February 9, 2015 – A Nova Scotia architect, whose internationally acclaimed buildings are grounded in the design and construction traditions of East Coast architecture, is the 2015 recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal. Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, is a founding partner of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, based in Halifax, NS. He is also a professor at Dalhousie University and the founder of Ghost Lab, an educational program that took place...  >>
National Memorial to Victims of Communism - RAIC in the News OTTAWA, February 5, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) respectfully requests that the site chosen for The National Memorial to Victims of Communism be reconsidered. The proposed location, adjacent to the Supreme Court of Canada, represents Canada’s democratic values and respect for justice. We believe this land should be reserved for a building whose...  >>