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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

 

President

Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC

@ewabieniecka

 

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...

 >> Bio

 

   

 

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

@rjobbins13

 

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

 

   

 

Québec
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

 

   

 

Atlantic
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
Diarmuid Nash, PP/FRAIC

 
 
Nash is a Partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects, which has offices in Toronto and Ottawa. He joined the firm in 1988 after completing work on the Canadian embassy in Tokyo, where he was on a fellowship at Shimizu Corporation, joint-venture partners on the embassy with Moriyama & Teshima.... >> 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

 

   

 

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