December 29, 2017
by Canadian Architect
Once again, the time has come for architects to submit for the RAIC’s prestigious annual awards program. Architects are invited to enter or nominate a colleague or leader in the profession to be recognized for contributions to the built environment. The various RAIC Awards honour a wide range of achievements in the architectural profession.
Open for submissions until January 19 are the RAIC Gold Medal, the Emerging Architectural Practice Award, the Architectural Firm Award, the Young Architect Award, and the Prix du XXe Siècle, awarded in partnership with Heritage Canada The National Trust.
Gold Medal — The RAIC’s Gold Medal is the highest honour that it can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture and is not to be construed as a competition.
Emerging Architectural Practice Award — This award is to recognize the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. The award recognizes the achievements of the principals for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations in practice and public recognition.
Architecture Firm Award — This award is to recognize an architectural firm or practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. The award recognizes the achievements of the firm for its quality of architecture, its service to its clients, its innovations in practice, contributions to architectural education and to professional institutions and associations and public recognition.
Prix du XXe Siècle —Presented in partnership with the National Trust for Canada, the RAIC’s Prix du XXe Siècle recognizes buildings over 25 years old that have become landmarks of Canadian architecture. The prize celebrates design quality as well as enduring excellence, recognizing the design of the original architect and/or firm as well as the on-going stewardship of the owner of the building.
Young Architect Award — This award is to recognize a young architect for excellence in design, leadership and/or service to the profession. It is intended that this award will inspire other young architects to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work.
Further information, including eligibility and submission requirements, regarding each of the RAIC Awards is available via the above links. The deadline for all submissions is January 19.