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OTTAWA, November 2, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased that the condition and future of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa is finally receiving much-needed attention. The RAIC, which advocates for excellence in the built environment, congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau for postponing his occupancy to give priority to the state of the “people’s house” for the...  >>
OTTAWA, October 23, 2015 – The Chinese architect who won Canada’s biggest architecture prize for a library that has transformed a village will give a public lecture in Montreal on November 2. Li Xiaodong, of Beijing, became the first recipient of the RAIC Moriyama International Prize last year. The CAD $100,000 prize was established by the distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, of Toronto, and the Royal Architectural Institute of...  >>
OTTAWA, October 22, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on leading his party to victory in the 2015 federal election. As the leading voice for excellence in Canada’s built environment, the RAIC looks forward to working with Canada’s newly elected government on areas of common concern such as sustainable design, indigenous communities, and quality infrastructure. “By...  >>
OTTAWA, October 21, 2015– The Chinese architect who won Canada’s biggest architecture prize for a library that has transformed a village will give a public lecture in Toronto on October 29. The lecture is generously sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects. Li Xiaodong, of Beijing, became the first recipient of the RAIC Moriyama International Prize last year at a ceremony in Toronto. The CAD $100,000 prize was established by the...  >>
OTTAWA, October 9, 2015–The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is advocating for better communities during the 2015 federal election campaign with a questionnaire for Canada’s political parties and an election toolkit for architects. Four parties have responded to the RAIC’s questions about sustainability, design excellence, living conditions on First Nations reserves and Canada Post community mailboxes. The complete responses from...  >>
OTTAWA, October 6, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the National Trust for Canada invite submissions for the 2016 Prix du XXe siècle, an award that recognizes significant buildings of the mid-20th century. The deadline is 4:00 p.m. EST January 14, 2016. The Prix du XXe siècle pays tribute to outstanding and lasting contributions to Canadian architecture, and landmark buildings in the historical context of Canadian...  >>
From the RAIC President The International Union of Architects (UIA), representing 1.3 million architects, has announced the theme of World Architecture Day: Architecture, Building, Climate. As the world’s national governments approach COP 21, the international climate treaty negotiations taking place in Paris, France later this year, the UIA is joining with its member organizations to highlight the essential role of architecture, design and...  >>
The Royal Architectural Institute today issued the following statement regarding Maison Alcan in Montreal. The statement has been sent to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communication Hélène David. OTTAWA, September 30, 2015 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has become aware of a project to construct a 30-storey tower on the site of Maison Alcan which would have a major impact on the nature...  >>
OTTAWA, September 25, 2015 – Following an intensive selection process, the board of directors of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is proud to announce the appointment of Jody Ciufo, of Ottawa, as the new Executive Director of the RAIC. Ms. Ciufo brings extensive experience in management of national non-profit associations. She is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), the...  >>
The RAIC informed Public Works Government Services Canada of concerns with its request for qualifications for the Centre Block rehabilitation project on Parliament Hill. Some of the concerns raised included the over-emphasis on the technical and dollar value of experience at the expense of design, adequate weight given to architectural intervention to a heritage site, and the selection of a Canadian firm versus an international firm. PWGSC’s...  >>

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