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OTTAWA, April 16, 2021–The RAIC is honoured to announce that Leckie Studio Architecture + Design, a Vancouver-based firm, is the recipient of the Emerging Architectural Practice Award for 2021.   The RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award was established to recognize an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture.   The award recognizes the achievements of the practice for the quality of their...  >>
OTTAWA, April 13, 2021–MGA| Michael Green Architecture, based out of Vancouver BC, is the recipient of the RAIC 2021 Architectural Firm Award. The RAIC Architectural Firm Award recognizes the achievements of a firm for its quality of architecture, service to clients and innovations in practice. It also takes into account the firm’s contribution to architectural education and professional organizations, as well as public recognition.   Notable...  >>
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...  >>