OTTAWA, August 9, 2018 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will hold a national forum in Vancouver on August 21 to explore challenges, opportunities, and new directions for architecture in British Columbia and Canada.
This special event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson Street. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The session is open to RAIC members, non-members, members of the public, media, and anyone interested in architecture. It is free of charge.
Leaders of the architectural community in British Columbia and Canada will present timely and relevant topics for discussion and input, including:
The event will also feature a panel discussion on the future of architecture.
The RAIC is the leading voice for architecture in Canada. Activities include education, advocacy, professional development, practice support, public outreach and recognition of excellence. Its committees and task forces work to advance environmental sustainability, inclusive design, emerging practitioners, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
The forum hosts are RAIC President Michael Cox, FRAIC, RAIC Chief Executive Officer Mike Brennan and RAIC Vice President of National Affairs Giovanna Boniface.
The forum is the first in a series. The RAIC will be traveling to several stops across Canada to hear from members of the architecture community, including architects, graduate architects, regulators, educators, stakeholders, as well as community leaders.
About the RAIC
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has operated continuously since 1907 as the national voice for architects and architecture in Canada. Its mission is to advocate for excellence in the built environment, demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life, champion sustainability, and promote responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, comprised of architects from across the country. The board includes an intern representative and a representative of the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture.
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