Paul Blaser, MRAIC | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Paul Blaser, MRAIC

Born and bred on the Prairies, Paul returned to his Saskatchewan home in 2005 after 10 years of education and work across Canada and in Europe. In 2006 he took over as the managing partner of RBM Architecture.  Over the last 15 years the firm has grown from a small two-person operation into one of Saskatchewan's renowned medium sized firms with experience in Healthcare, Education, Policing, Commercial, Institutional, and Multi-Family Residential. Under his direction the firm has won multiple awards for design and sustainability, and has been published in Local, National, and International publications.

Throughout his career Paul has served the profession in many ways. These Include:

  • Founding chair of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council
  • President of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects
  • Co-chair the Saskatchewan School of Architecture and Visual Arts (SAVA) Task Force
  • Participant in the CALA /CACB Validation Conference
  • Secretary for the A4LE Saskatchewan Chapter
  • Member of the Canadian Commission on Building Codes

Since 2007 Paul and RBM architecture have made partnerships with First Nations and Indigenous projects and communities a core focus of the firm. This includes work with Douglas Cardinal on the Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, a project that played a pivotal role along with the TRC in adding Indigenization as a core principle to the University.  In all these projects Paul works with communities, following the protocols of the land and the Elders, and doing things in a good way to make things better as a commitment to Reconciliation.