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The Federal Government has created the National Performance Standards for Office Buildings (NPS) 2016 and is seeking industry stakeholder input. Scope This NPS applies to real property projects undertaken by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on its own behalf or by the private sector on behalf of PSPC on Crown-owned office buildings for which PSPC is custodian. This includes the construction of new office buildings and the...  >>
Members can now have their writing published in industry magazines via the RAIC, at no cost. Please read the criteria for each publication carefully. We look forward to seeing RAIC members in print and online! Sustainable Building & Design magazine Sustainable Building & Design magazine is offering RAIC members an opportunity to have a LEED(R) or otherwise sustainable project highlighted as an editorial feature. RAIC members are...  >>
If you have not already done so, please take a moment to log in to your account at to renew your membership. It’s fast and easy and can be done by credit card. To renew by phone, please call Angie Sauvé at 613-422-3617   >>
The 2017 Festival of Architecture will be the architecture event of the year, packed with an exciting array of tours, seminars, speakers and more, all happening in Ottawa during Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) have partnered to present the Festival under the theme of Architecture 150.  It takes place May 24-27, 2017 at the Westin Hotel,...  >>
Investiture Speech by Ewa Bieniecka, FRAIC delivered on February 6, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa, ON In 2017, as Canadians celebrate 150 years of Confederation, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada also marks an important milestone – its 110th anniversary. It was founded in 1907 for the advancement of architecture in this country, with the first congress taking place in Montreal. Even as we celebrate our rich history, our...  >>
The deadline for nominations is February 17. For more information, please contact Chantal Charbonneau at 613-241-3600, extension 214 or Nomination form College of Fellows rules and regulations   >>
OTTAWA, February 7, 2017 — Ewa Bieniecka, FRAIC, a Montreal architect specializing in conservation and restoration of heritage buildings, was inducted as the 78th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) at a formal ceremony on Monday. About 90 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The keynote speaker was Marie-Josée Lacroix, head of the Design Montreal Bureau, a City of...  >>
Submission deadline: March 8, 2017 Are you a full-time architecture student registered in a Canadian architecture program? You could win a $5,000 scholarship by writing an essay describing the moment when you decided to become an architect!   About the scholarships The Moriyama RAIC International Prize Scholarships are three scholarships awarded in conjunction with the Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The Moriyama RAIC Student Scholarships...  >>
OTTAWA, January 12, 2017 – As a champion of prosperous, livable and healthy communities, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) expresses strong support for Bill C-323 which would create a 20 percent federal tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The RAIC believes there is an important federal role for leadership in heritage conservation. Policies that promote preservation and re-use of historic properties have...  >>
Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC, who wrote the introduction to RAIC member Jean-Pierre Chupin's book Concourir à l'excellence en architecture, gave opening remarks at the launch party in Montreal, December 12.   (left to right) Jean-Pierre Chupin, MIRAC; Frédéric Bouchard, Professor; Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC; Paul Lewis, Professor and Dean - University of Montréal School of Architecture)   >>