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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)   >>
In late December, shortly after Parliament rose for the year, I had the opportunity to have lunch with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. I found the Minister to be well-informed about the role the building sector can play in achieving the country’s climate objectives, to the point that she spoke knowledgeably about the German Passivhaus initiative, and the opportunity it represents for Canadian...  >>
OTTAWA, December 16, 2016– The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada RAIC) invites entries for the 2017 President’s Award for Media in Architecture. Deadline for submissions is January 26, 2017.  See submission details. This award recognizes storytelling about buildings and cities that promotes understanding of architecture and the role of architects in the daily life of Canadians. Many types of media are eligible for submission. They include...  >>
The ULC Standards Committee on Thermal Insulation Materials and Systems (S700A) is looking for a new member. As a participating member, your role would include, but would not be limited to, actively participating in and undertaking committee work available online and in-person, attending meetings, both face to face and virtually, representing an industry group and bringing forward any concerns and work in a collaborative manner to effectively...  >>
OTTAWA, November 23, 2016 – 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...  >>
OTTAWA, ON (November 10, 2016) – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The Prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The Prize celebrates a single work of...  >>