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OTTAWA, June 26, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Heritage Ottawa, and architects Barry Padolsky and Shirley Blumberg today began an application in the Federal Court challenging the National Capital Commission’s decision to break ground for the Memorial to Victims of Communism. The lawsuit alleges that the National Capital Commission (NCC) violated its procedures for public consultation, and acted against the National Capital...  >>
The 2015 Festival of Architecture in Calgary, June 3-6, was a great success, with more than 600 delegates in attendance taking in the continuing education sessions, awards ceremony, and social functions. The RAIC organized and presented the festival in conjunction with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), and was generously sponsored by Velux Canada Inc., Rediscover Concrete, and many others. The festival’s smooth execution is also...  >>
OTTAWA, May 13, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will bestow a special Lifetime Contribution Award to Sonja Bata, Hon. MRAIC, a strong advocate of design excellence and benefactor of architecture worldwide. Over the past 68 years, Mrs. Bata has furthered public awareness and appreciation of design and building excellence through the organizations she has led. She and her late husband Thomas Bata also commissioned a...  >>
OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 – The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust in Charlottetown PEI, which operates as Confederation Centre of the Arts, is the recipient of the 2015 Prix du XXe siècle for its enduring excellence and national significance to Canadian architecture. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and Heritage Canada The National Trust bestow the annual prize to promote public awareness of outstanding Canadian...  >>
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...  >>