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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...  >>
The Gold Medal The Gold Medal is the highest honour that the RAIC can bestow. Deadline: January 14. Prix du XXe Siècle This award recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions to Canadian architecture and landmark buildings. Deadline: January 14. Young Architect Award This award is to recognize a young architect for excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession. Deadline: January 14. Architectural Firm Award This award...  >>
The RAIC has requested a meeting with the new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, and written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with regards to the controversial Memorial to the Victims of Communism project in Ottawa. For the past eight months, the RAIC has worked with a coalition of professional associations and individuals to persuade the former federal government to relocate the memorial. We are now also seeking to ensure legal...  >>
In 1911, just four years after its founding, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada created a deputation to meet with Prime Minister Robert Borden. The subject of the meeting was the planning and urban design of Ottawa. It was unfolding on a more or less ad hoc basis, in spite of the creation of the Ottawa Improvement Commission in 1899 and, in 1905, a master plan for the Parliamentary Precinct by Frederick Todd. A proper capital city, the...  >>
Cast your ballot to fill three positions on the RAIC Board of Directors. Ballots have been distributed via mail this week for members to elect three new regional directors. Eligible members have until December 11th at 4 p.m. (ET) to make their votes count. The candidates are: British Columbia/Yukon Trevor Boddy, MRAIC Jennifer Cutbill, MRAIC Mona Lemoine, MRAIC Ontario North East & Nunavut Fiona Boey, MRAIC Liza Medek,...  >>
OTTAWA, November 2, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased that the condition and future of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa is finally receiving much-needed attention. The RAIC, which advocates for excellence in the built environment, congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau for postponing his occupancy to give priority to the state of the “people’s house” for the...  >>

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