RAIC and Athabasca University meet in Calgary

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RAIC representatives met with the Vice-President of Advancement at Athabasca University and other members of the AU team to plan for future fundraising initiatives to support the new RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University. To date nearly $600,000 has been committed and fundraising is just getting started.

The second in a series of cross-Canada “friends–raising” receptions was held at the home of Gail Anderson in Calgary following the meetings.

Athabasca University also confirmed its commitment to launching the Graduate Diploma Program in Architecture in the fall of 2010. Details to follow in the months ahead.


RAIC develops new Continuing Education Program: Register now for Courses and Tour in Ferrara, Italy (only 20 spaces open)

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The University of Ferrara is offering a unique professional development program for Canadian Architects in July to visit, study and tour in Northern Italy.

The program qualifies for 21 hours of CORE credits and 30 hours of Self-directed credits. Cost for two weeks is $3,750 (per person double occupancy) plus airfare and meals.


Joint conference with American Institute of Architects in 2017

RAIC and AIA National are pleased to announce they will hold a joint conference in Toronto June 8-10, 2017.


RAIC Firm Award principal to speak at Conference

RAIC is pleased to announce [105 KB] that it has selected Bing Thom Architects Inc. as the recipient of its 2010 Architectural Firm Award. The firm will be recognized at the 2010 RAIC/SAA Festival of Architecture in Saskatoon during the Presidents’ Dinner.


Festival registration opens!

Register now and enjoy early bird savings for the RAIC/SAA Festival of Architecture being held in Saskatoon June 23-26, 2010.


Support Hylozoic Ground at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture

Hylozoic Ground is an immersive, interactive environment that will transform the Canada Pavilion in Venice into a shimmering, quivering forest of light that moves and breathes around its viewers. This groundbreaking project by Philip Beesley (PBAI / University of Waterloo) was selected by a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture.

The RAIC and Canada Council are working together to support Canada’s architectural representation in Venice. The Venice Biennale in Architecture, the most important and prestigious architectural exhibition in the world, takes place in Venice, Italy, from August 29 through November 21, 2010.

All donations are tax deductible. An official receipt will be issued by the RAIC.


Annual Report now online

The 2009 RAIC Annual Report is now available [1.9 MB]. Thanks to all staff, volunteers, and supporters who made it another great year for the Institute and architecture in Canada.


Member special — UPS shipping discount

RAIC is introducing a special savings program to members on UPS shipping. Take advantage of exclusive discounts on UPS Small Package, Brokerage and Freight shipments. Whether you send one package a week or 50, you save right from the start. No minimums. No hassle.  Members can also save on business services and supplies at The UPS Store®.

Dean and Registrar acclaimed

J. Robert Thibodeau, FIRAC has been acclaimed as Dean [11 KB] and Yves Gosselin, AP/FIRAC as Registrar [43 KB] of the RAIC College of Fellows.


2010 Fellows

The RAIC is pleased to announce the 2010 members advanced to Fellowship in the College of Fellows [16 KB].

Their convocation will take place during the RAIC/SAA Festival of Architecture in Saskatoon.

Congratulations to Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects, Designers, Planners

Congratulations to Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects, Designers, Planners for receiving the overall top prize in Surrey’s TownShift: Suburb Into City competition for the "Return of Ritual" which proposes structuring a new bold, brightly coloured construction in front of the Guildford Mall.