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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of volunteer elected representatives from each region of the country and an Executive Committee. Members are encouraged to contact their regional representatives to become more involved in regional activities of the RAIC.

Executive Committee



Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC



Montreal native Ewa Bieniecka is a registered architect in Quebec. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from McGill University, where she also earned a post-professional master's degree in architecture. Her research focused on the use of specialized medical technologies in the home... >> Bio




1st Vice-President / President-Elect

Michael Cox, FRAIC


Michael Cox has been the principal of Michael J. Cox, Architect in Brandon, Manitoba since 1979. A one-person practice for this entire period, the firm has been engaged in a wide variety of work, ranging from small-scale residential renovations to significant commercial projects...  >> Bio




2nd Vice-President /
Regional Director,
Alberta / Northwest Territories
John Brown, FRAIC


John Brown is a registered architect in Alberta. He is the founding Principal of Housebrand, an integrated practice that incorporates architecture, construction, real estate brokerage, and interior design into a one-stop-shop for people looking for a reasonably priced, well-designed, and sustainable place to live...

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Immediate Past-President

Allan Teramura, FRAIC


Allan Teramura, FRAIC, is a registered architect with 25 years of experience. He is a principal at Watson MacEwen Teramura Architects in Ottawa, specializing in the conservation of historic structures...>> Bio

Regional Directors


British Columbia / Yukon
Jennifer Cutbill, MRAIC


Jennifer Cutbill is a registered architect at DIALOG in Vancouver, where her current work focuses on whole-systems design and strategy, and holistic community health and well-being... >> Bio




Saskatchewan / Manitoba
Jason C. Robbins, MRAIC



Jason Robbins is an architect with Stantec Architecture in Winnipeg after spending several years with the Department of National Defence.

He is a founding board member and current Chair of Storefront Manitoba, a non-profit organization that advances public awareness and appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment in Manitoba...>> Bio



Ontario North, East and Nunavut
Emmanuelle van Rutten, MRAIC


Emmanuelle van Rutten is a director at Moriyama & Teshima Architects in Ottawa where she has worked on high-profile projects in the national capital region, including the Canadian War Museum, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, and the Visitor Welcome Centre Phase One on Parliament Hill in collaboration with IBI Group... >> Bio




Ontario Southwest
Susan Ruptash, FRAIC


Susan Ruptash is an architect with Quadrangle. As Managing Principal, she is responsible for the overall management for the firm, practice issues and leadership of the administrative teams. Susan is the firm’s resident expert and practice leader in universal and accessible design where she oversees a group of accessibility specialists taking on a range of consulting projects... >>Bio




Jonathan Bisson, MIRAC


Jonathan Bisson has worked in the architecture field since 1996 and, together with his partner, founded and has directed the bisson | associés since 1997. For the last 20 years, he has maintained a traditional practice and is involved in the planning, design and organization phases of award-winning projects... >> Bio




Carol Rogers, FRAIC

Carol Rogers is Atlantic Region Manager of Heritage Conservation and Landscape Architecture at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Carol joined PWGSC after several years in the private sector in Vancouver and Halifax and private practice... >> Bio




Director Representing Interns and Intern Architects
Tyler Loewen, MRAIC


Tyler Loewen is a recent graduate of the University of Manitoba and works in the office of H5 Architecture in Winnipeg. Actively involved in the architecture and design community, he sits on the organizing committee for 10x20x20; the semi-annual design advocacy lecture series connecting Winnipeg's diverse design community... >> Bio




Chancellor – College of Fellows
Barry Johns, FRAIC


Since 1981, Barry Johns and his firm Barry Johns Architecture Limited have developed a reputation as an innovative design practice with 85 design awards from around the world. These include an Olympic Gold Medal for the Arts and the Governor General's Medal in Architecture... >> Bio




Chair – Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture
Jill Stoner, MRAIC


Jill Stoner has been a professor of architecture for 35 years. Since July 2015, she is director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa... >> Bio