AANB/RAIC Conference and Festival of Architecture a hit

More than 200 people gathered in Fredericton for compelling courses, inspiring presentations and an opportunity to network in one of Canada’s historic capitals.

RAIC 2030 Wiki launched

The RAIC 2030 Task Force launched its RAIC 2030 Challenge Wiki site at the Festival.

Configured like wikipedia.org,the site provides an up-to- date and evolving source of technical information and advice from peers on design approaches, methods and materials for enhanced energy performance. The evolving information within the site will help ensure all the elements of building performance have an energy signature. Visit it at www.raic.org/2030wiki.

2008 President’s Award in Architectural Journalism

During the Festival, the RAIC recognized Lisa Rochon of the Globe and Mail with the 2008 President’s Award in Architectural Journalism.

“Lisa is always clear and insightful, and her articles get the attention of business and community leaders across Canada,” said jury member Vivian Manasc, PP/FRAIC. The award, offered annually, recognizes a unique story, article or radio or television piece for its contribution to the wide-spread dissemination of Architectural values and ideas. The winner is chosen by a jury of RAIC past presidents including Manasc, Yves Gosselin, AP/FIRAC and Kiyoshi Matsuzaki, PP/FRAIC, now immediate Past President.