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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...  >>
Looking back on her 15th Anniversary with the RAIC    After fifteen years with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Chantal Charbonneau Hon. MRAIC still feels a certain amount of nervous energy and excited anticipation leading up the night of the College of Fellows Convocation, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of her favourite nights each year.     “The College of Fellows Convocation is the most stressful event to deliver, but...  >>
  OTTAWA September 17, 2020–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is pleased to welcome Ivan Martinovic, Dipl. Eng. Arch., OAA, FRAIC, AIA/IA to the RAIC operational team as the incoming Director of Syllabus, effective September 10, 2020, and reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs.Ivan is an architect with over thirty-five years of experience. He holds a professional architectural engineering degree from the University...  >>
OTTAWA June 24, 2020–On Friday, March 13, 2020, RAIC CEO Mike Brennan announced that the head office facility would be closed temporarily and launched a remote working capacity for all staff. Since then, the decision has been made by Board and Staff that—as of June 30, 2020—the RAIC will no longer physically operate out of our office on 55 Murray Street in Ottawa, ON. The commitment to our members is our top priority.  All staff are equipped...  >>
    OTTAWA June 3, 2020–A new Canada-wide challenge launched Wednesday to generate responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions that can be implemented during COVID-19 recovery, and post-pandemic, for Canada’s hard-hit main streets.      The Main Street Design Challenge – developed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) – invites all Canadian residents interested in place-...  >>
Ottawa June 2, 2020– Due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on the global economy, and the restrictions it places on international travel for site visits in the coming year, the RAIC has decided to postpone the launch of the 2021 RAIC International Prize and Scholarships to 2022.   As the future of public gatherings, international travel, and large ceremonies is still uncertain, the RAIC will...  >>
On June 2, 2020, the RAIC released a statement  on current events regarding systemic racism and protests regarding unjust actions or lack of action. Building on that initial comment we want to be clear that the RAIC stands in solidarity with Black people across the USA and Canada. We are filled with sadness and outraged about the deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement. The RAIC acknowledges that Canada has a long history of...  >>
The health, safety, and well-being of all RAIC stakeholders—including the board of directors, staff, volunteers, and participants—is foremost on our minds, and so the RAIC is proactively taking steps to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The RAIC is closely monitoring the current situation via the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization—and will make decisions based on the information provided. As such, the...  >>
All members are invited to attend the RAIC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)  via web conferencing on Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.  Members who would like to attend the AGM may register no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on June 3, 2020. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and reminders closer to the event. Click here to access the Annual General Meeting Package.  For questions about the RAIC Annual General...  >>