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By John Raimondo, MRAIC, and Ian Ellingham, FRAICOnly a few decades ago, marketing was a dirty word in most professions, but now one sees the faces of lawyers on the back of buses. Architects need to be heard too. Their stories are compelling, and their work affects people everyday.An opportunity presented itself on June 25, when the RAIC announced the names of the 41 men and women who would be inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows in 2019....  >>
OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2019– This year’s edition of Canada’s national architecture symposium – POP // CAN // CRIT– is headed to Toronto in October with a focus on the experiences of architecture students, interns, and emerging professionals. POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada is a full-day seminar on Saturday, October 26 at the Design Exchange at 234 Bay Street. Registration is open now. The Royal Architectural...  >>
The deadline for the call for nominations has been extended to October 15, 5:00 p.m. ET.   Members are invited to nominate candidates to stand for election for the positions of Regional Director for Ontario Southwest, and Saskatchewan/Manitoba. The term of office is three years, beginning January 1, 2020.The Board of Directors is composed as follows: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Immediate Past President and seven...  >>
New Toronto CourthouseToronto, ON, CanadaNORR Architects & Engineers Limited, in partnership with Renzo Piano Building Workshop as part of the EllisDon Infrastructure Team, were selected to design the new Toronto courthouse, which is currently under construction. Once completed, it will be the largest courthouse in Ontario. Situated in Toronto’s downtown core, the new state-of-the-art facility amalgamates several existing facilities and will...  >>
OTTAWA, August 27, 2019– The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) are pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2020 National Urban Design Awards (NUDA). The deadline to submit online is December 19, 2019. There are two ways to enter: 1.    Winners in the 2019 municipal competitions are invited to submit to the...  >>
Adelante Healthcare Goodyear Project Via Type: Healthcare Center Client: Axis Developments Inc. Partner Architects: Cawley Architects Location: Mesa, Arizona Area: Approx. 45,000 sq.ft To Be Completed: 2018 The conceptual form of the building is an organic expression of the desert environment of Arizona. It not only represents the curves of the land, mountains and rocks, but also the living forms of the land such as the...  >>
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OTTAWA, July 31, 2019 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) encourages members to discover a “stringent” certification program for precast concrete. The Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program is marketed as a value-added step to ensure as-designed becomes as-built, manage risk, and provide safety and quality assurance. As an independent certifying body, the program is intended to benefit...  >>
To meet Canada's growing need for highly qualified Heritage Conservation professionals, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has developed a unique learning experience based on new and emerging technologies for the study and conservation of heritage buildings. Watch the RAIC X CIMS Workshop 2019 Video   The RAIC X CIMS workshop is presented in partnership with the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) Lab - world leaders in...  >>
OTTAWA, July 29, 2019 –The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is proud to announce that the latest edition of A Guide to Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect is now available. ELECTRONIC FORMAT HARD COPY FORMAT “The practice of architecture and the provision of architectural services have evolved considerably,” note the authors. “Today, the architect and client must agree upon a wide range of project...  >>