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The RAIC is pleased to announce Dee Dee Taylor Eustace will act as Emcee at the President's Dinner and Awards Gala at the Festival of Architecture. Dee Dee is a Toronto architect, interior designer, developer, and project manager who has brought design to a wide audience through television, radio, and newspapers – including as a three-time guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dee Dee’s firm, Taylor Hannah Architect, specializes in the residential...  >>
OTTAWA, September 23, 2019 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2020 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.Awarded every two years, the 12 medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects – big or small – by Canadian architects.The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture are among this...  >>
Date: Tuesday, October 29Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Where: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto In our interconnected world, various forms of international partnerships are created and Canada presents an attractive marketplace for collaboration. Danish architecture is increasingly looking to Canada because of similar cultural values, climate, and lowbarriers to entry. Join small and medium-sized Danish architecture firms looking to learn more about...  >>
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 27! APPLY NOW!   Tying into the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture theme of “The Future of Architecture,” the RAIC Emerging Practitioners (EP) Committee is hosting a design/drawing competition that asks “What is the future of public engagement in architecture?” The competition will showcase the work and talent of architectural students and interns from across Canada and will focus on the role of public engagement...  >>

Giovanna Boniface (centre) spent last summer in a rural village in Tamil Nadu, India as a volunteer occupational therapist.  With her are two members of the local medical rehabilitation team.

By Tanner MortonSeveral years ago, Giovanna Boniface committed to living more sustainability after seeing and experiencing conditions of drought, water and food scarcity, and extreme poverty during travels to Thailand, India, and South Africa.In addition to making changes at home, the RAIC’s vice-president of national affairs has also sought to reduce waste of paper, plastic, food, and energy at the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture. The...  >>
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...  >>