American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) team up for joint conference in 2017

Architecture Canada | RAIC and AIA National are pleased to announce they will hold a joint conference in Toronto from June 8-10, 2017.


“This will be one of the biggest gatherings of the profession held in Canada,” said George Miller, FAIA, AIA President. “We look forward to building an exciting schedule and arranging social events – the key though will be the setting and Toronto’s unique architectural offerings.”


“The first joint AIA / RAIC conference was held in Chicago in 1989,” said Randy Dhar, FRAIC Hon. AIA RAIC President. “I personally have worked with several AIA presidents and encouraged them to bring the AIA Convention to Toronto – we are so excited that finally another joint conference will be held in Toronto in 2017.”


Further details and planning are underway.


The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. By using sustainable design practices, materials, and techniques, AIA architects are uniquely poised to provide the leadership and guidance needed to provide solutions to address climate change. AIA architects walk the walk on sustainable design. For more information, please visit


The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is a voluntary national association established in 1907 as the voice for architecture and its practice in Canada. Representing more than 4,000 architects, the RAIC is the leading voice of architecture in Canada whose mission is: to affirm that architecture matters; to celebrate the richness and diversity of architecture in Canada; and to support architects in achieving excellence. For more information, please visit