Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

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Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Abbreviation RAIC
Formation 1907
Legal status Active
Purpose Advocate and public voice, educator, and network
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Region served
Official language
English, French
Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), also known since 2012 as Architecture Canada, is a Canadian association, founded in 1907, that represents over 3,600 Canadian architects and faculty and graduates of Canadian schools of architecture. It acts as the voice for architecture and its practice in Canada and provides the national framework for the development and recognition of architectural excellence.

In 2006, the RAIC signed on for the 2030 °Challenge, which urges the global architecture community to adopt targets to ensure building practices are carbon-neutral by 2030.

There are three classes of membership in the RAIC: Members (post-nominal letters MRAIC), fellows (FRAIC), and honorary fellows (FRAIC(hon)).

Awards and honours[edit]

RAIC Gold Medal (their highest honour).[1]

Governor General's Medals in Architecture (administered by RAIC)

RAIC President's Medal

RAIC Student Medal

RAIC Certificate of Appreciation

RAIC Architectural Firm Award

RAIC Urban Design Award

RAIC Young Architect Award

RAIC Prix du XXe siècle

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RAIC Gold Medal". Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 

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