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OTTAWA April 6, 2021– Fueled by the desire to strengthen the presence of books on architecture for young readers in their local public library, the RAIC Halifax network is proud to partner with Halifax Public Libraries to envision a book sponsorship project. This collaboration aims to build a comprehensive collection about architecture, specifically targeted towards children, adolescents, and teens.   Books are, above all, a vehicle for meaning...  >>
OTTAWA, March 29, 2021– The RAIC is honoured to award the 2021 Gold Medal—the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture to exemplary architectural duo Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe. Architects Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe are the founding partners of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Their work expresses a deep concern for the cultural and spiritual...  >>
OTTAWA, March 22, 2021–Four professionals who have significantly impacted the architectural practice around the world, have been named Honorary Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The 2021 Honorary Fellows exemplify the tremendous impact that architects have—not only on the built environment—but public life and the world around them.      Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of...  >>
OTTAWA February 25, 2021 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce the release of the new Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects. Last published in 2009, this third edition is a comprehensive reworking of an essential professional resource that resulted from extensive collaboration by the architectural profession from every region of the country. It was developed by the RAIC, with guidance and financial...  >>
Public Services and Procurement Canada, has officially released a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for an architectural Design Competition for the redevelopment of Block 2, an important landmark site facing Parliament Hill. The RAIC is endorsing this competition and has designated Professional Advisors to support and oversee this competition. The selection of the jury has been overseen by the RAIC. The independent and professional jury will...  >>
Our organization is proud to partner with BMS Canada Risk Services (BMS) to offer the RAIC Insurance Program—which has been offered since 2018. In this edition of RISK Insight, BMS delves into the full breadth of services offered in the program and highlights common questions architects may have about their insurance policy and plan. View the BMS Risk Insight magazine for the RAIC. Find out more about the RAIC Insurance Program.    >>
OTTAWA November 25, 2020: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is celebrating and recognizing excellence in architecture, that has been honoured over the past year, during the RAIC Virtual Awards Ceremony Week. This week of celebration is in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), and the Canadian Institute of Planners. From December 8 to December 10, virtual award...  >>
OTTAWA October 15, 2020– The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is calling for submissions for the 2021 RAIC Awards of Excellence. The deadline for consideration for the Awards of Excellence is January 22, 2021. Entrants are solely responsible for timely submissions. This date and time are firm without exceptions. Winners of these prestigious portfolio of awards receive an exceptional opportunity to: Celebrate achievement with their...  >>
Ottawa October 13, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is pleased to welcome Paul Mitchell, B.Arch.,OAA, FRAIC to the RAIC operational team as the incoming Director of Practice, effective October 13, 2020, and reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs. As a licensed architect, Paul brings over 25 years of experience in architectural practice to his new role in supporting members of the Royal Architectural Institute of...  >>
OTTAWA October 1st, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada invites submissions for its portfolio of annual awards for 2021. This year, the prospective awards include the Emerging Architect Award, the Emerging Architectural Practice Award, Architectural Firm Award, and the Prix du XXe siècle. Additionally, the RAIC Gold Medal—which is the highest honour the institute can bestow, is accepting submissions. The deadline for submissions to...  >>