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OTTAWA, February 19, 2019 — The name of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, with the direction and support of distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, is changing to the RAIC International Prize. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is inviting submissions for the 2019 edition of the RAIC International Prize. The mandate and criteria for this open, juried competition remain the same. The CAD $100,000 prize is open to...  >>
OTTAWA, February 19, 2019 — The $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture is inviting submissions for its third edition, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce.   This unique international award, formerly known as the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, recognizes the power of great architecture to transform society.  In keeping with a focus on the social relevance of architecture,...  >>
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Chapter news: Call for volunteers for the RAIC Alberta chapter and local networks The RAIC continues to work with interested stakeholders to advance the federated chapter model for the organization. British Columbia was the first province to implement the chapter framework, beginning the transition on January 1, 2019. The transition of networks in Alberta is in planning stages now, with an official launch date for the RAIC Alberta chapter of...  >>
From February 1, 2019, certificate of practice holders, such as architectural firms, in British Columbia must comply with AIBC’s Professional Liability Insurance requirements. RAIC has partnered with a specialist insurance broker, BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. (BMS), to provide RAIC members access to comprehensive coverage tailored specifically for architectural firms at competitive rates. To apply for coverage, or to obtain a no-obligation...  >>
More than 200 people attended the National Urban Design Awards Ceremony and Presentations on January 7 at the Ottawa Art Gallery in Ottawa. The 12 recipients of the 2018 awards were on hand to discuss their winning projects and take questions from the audience. The event was streamed live on Facebook, where additional guests participated from across Canada. Other special guests in attendance included three mayors. Two of them were there to...  >>
The RAIC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that advances excellence and knowledge in Canadian architecture by giving out prizes, awards, and scholarships to Canadian architects and architecture students, and by supporting programs and projects that:   nurture and support the next generation of Canadian architects; raise the profile of Canadian architecture everywhere; and educate the public about how architecture improves...  >>
As the New Year begins, the RAIC is excited to initiate the updated federated chapter model for the organization. British Columbia is the first province to implement the chapter framework which will transition existing networks into an RAIC BC Chapter Network Committee, a volunteer leadership team for the entire province. The chapter will continue to build on the success of existing networks (e.g. Metro Vancouver) and create the opportunity to...  >>
Integrated approach needed for emissions reduction and adaptation to climate change practices, says SFU report The report detailing best practices for the integration of climate mitigation and adaptation has been endorsed by leading Canadian national professional associations. Report:  Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals   A new Simon Fraser University report calls for governments to combine emission reduction and...  >>
RAIC hosted a National Forum in Edmonton on December 6. The second in a series of pan-Canadian events, this event featured RAIC President, Michael Cox, FRAIC, and RAIC CEO Mike Brennan as well as special guests Barbara Bruce, Hon. MRAIC (Executive Director, Alberta Association of Architects) and Darryl Condon, FRAIC, AIBC Past President. Presentation topics included an update on the upcoming implementation of a federated chapter model for RAIC,...  >>