Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

RAIC offering Project Management for Architects courses


The courses will include:

  • project management tools and templates for architectural practice;
  • 35 hours of instruction plus a 6-hour practical workshop in which participants will learn to use the tools and templates; 
  • a premium PMP® certification exam preparation kit including textbook, study aids, online resources, and an online test question bank.


Learning Outcomes

The course will provide architectural interns, emerging practitioner, and emerging proprietors with a solid grounding in contemporary project management practices, tools and techniques, and prepare participants to write the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification exam.  


At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Develop a project plan for a design project including work plan, schedule, bottom-up and top-down fee calculations, and risk management plan;
  • Develop a stakeholder management plan for a design project;
  • Relate architectural practice to the ten knowledge areas of contemporary project management body of knowledge, as described in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of knowledge (PMBOK®Guide);
  • With additional study, write the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification exam.  

Course Features

·         Velociteach’s ProQuip Premium PMP®Certification Exam study kit, including:

o   The PMP®Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try textbook

o   Flashcard App

o   Conversations on the PMP®exam

o   Quick Refence Cards

o   Workbook

o   Testing App

o   Pass the Exam: 35 hours of online modules with over 500 practice questions

o   Online testing simulator

o   Online Process Explorer

o   Formula Sheets  


Classes are limited to 30 participants.

This course is offered in English.


Course Instructor

Donald Ardiel


Director, Practice Support/Director, Syllabus

Royal Architectural institute of Canada

In addition to operating his own architectural practice for 20 years, Don Ardiel has developed and delivered project management programs, courses, and workshops for post-secondary institutions, architectural associations, and corporate clients. As the past-Director of Certification for the Project Management Institute’s South Western Ontario Chapter, Don helped hundreds of people prepare for the PMP®certification exam.


Toronto (Toronto registration is now full. The next course in Toronto is scheduled for January and February 2019. Registration to open shortly.)

Dates:  September 27, 28, 29, October 11, 12, and 13

RAIC Members:  Early Bird Special - register by August 28:  $1,450;  After August 28: $1,600

Non-members (register any time): $1,750  

Location:  LMT Training Centre, 95 Wellington Street West, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON (Near Wellington and York)

Register for the Toronto session



Dates:  November 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, and 17

RAIC Members:  Early Bird Special - register by October 2:  $1,450;  After October 2: $1,600

Non-members (register any time): $1,750  

Location:   UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC.

Register for the Vancouver session



Dates:  November 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, and 8

RAIC Members:  Early Bird Special - register by October 30:  $1,450;  After October 30: $1,600

Non-members (register any time): $1,750  

Location:  Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre, 11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB    (121 Street NW exit from Yellowhead Trail)

Register for the Edmonton session

All fees exclusive of GST/HST


Meals:  Lunches will be provided in Friday and Saturday, with a dinner served on Friday evening.

Coffee and tea will be served upon arrival and at morning and afternoon breaks.

Please identify special dietary accommodations at the time of registration.


For additional information, contact:

Donald Ardiel

Director, Practice Support/Director, Syllabus

Telephone: 613-241-3600, ext. 202