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Join the Syllabus community in celebrating 40 years! Since 1978, Syllabus has been Canada’s practical, alternative path to architectural licensure. Created by the profession, for the profession, more than 120 students have graduated from the program with professional Diplomas in Architecture (Dipl. Arch) – leaving a lasting impact on the country’s built landscape. As the program has grown and evolved over the past forty years, Syllabus graduates...  >>
OTTAWA, April 4, 2018 – Luc Bouliane, MRAIC, a Toronto architect whose designs are inspired by the geology of Northern Ontario, will receive the 2018 Young Architect Award of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Recent projects include the 2015 expansion and renovation of the National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, in Halifax, NS, (with architect David J. Agro). In Toronto, they include the Bensimon Byrne ad agency in the CBC...  >>
OTTAWA, March 21, 2018 –  Chevalier Morales Architectes, a Montreal-based architectural firm that reflects the positive impact of the architectural competition process in Quebec, is the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Architectural Practice Award awarded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Download images After working for more than a decade for major Canadian firms, Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales founded Chevalier...  >>
OTTAWA, March 16, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announces a change to the leadership team. Mike Brennan has joined the RAIC as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brennan is responsible for harnessing the energies of staff, members, volunteers and the board of directors to build long-term sustainability, stability, and organizational excellence. Strategies include, but are not limited to, membership...  >>
Tom Emodi, FRAIC, a Halifax architect, has been acclaimed as Dean of the RAIC College of Fellows for a three-year term beginning May 2018. “I commit to an active College working to release the latent potential in existing RAIC programs,” he says. Tom succeeds J. Robert Thibodeau, FIRAC, a Vancouver architect who served two three-year terms from 2011 to 2017. His experience encompasses over 40 years of architectural practice, research, and...  >>
On March 1, 2018, the RAIC sent a presentation to the House of Commons Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for their study of the built environment and the building code in Canada. The mandate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is to advocate for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and address important issues of society through responsible...  >>
OTTAWA, March 7, 2018 –  RDHA, a Toronto-based architecture studio that has specialized in public buildings for almost a century, and has in recent years undergone a successful renewal, is the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2018 Architectural Firm Award. Download images here “There is a remarkable consistency throughout the last 10 to 15 years of work by a younger generation of designers that have taken over the firm...  >>
OTTAWA, February 28, 2018–  The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) regards the investments in gender equity, Indigenous communities, and research and innovation in the 2018 federal budget released on Tuesday as positive steps that will be of benefit to Canada’s built environment. “Architects understand that our work has a profound effect on the well-being and the quality of life of all Canadians,” says RAIC President Michael Cox,...  >>
OTTAWA, February 21, 2018 – The founders of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, a Montreal firm that for 30 years has consistently produced refined, elegant and modern buildings – many for the public – are the recipients of the 2018 RAIC Gold Medal. Gilles Saucier, FIRAC, and André Perrotte, FIRAC, founded Saucier + Perrotte Architectes in 1988. The firm represented Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 and has received more than 100...  >>
The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens on May 24 and this year the Canada Council for the Arts has selected UNCEDED: Voices of the Land to represent Canada. The project is co-curated by Gerald McMaster of the Siksika First Nation and research chair at OCAD, and David Fortin, of the Metis Nation of Ontario and Director of Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture. The Indigenous team of 17 architects is led by Douglas J....  >>

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