Call for submissions: The 2022 RAIC International Prize

Awarded every two years, the prize celebrates socially transformative architecture that embodies Canadian values of respect and inclusiveness. 

Hariri Pontarini Architects Won the 2019 RAIC International Prize for Excellence in Architecture. Photo credit: doublespace photography.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is accepting submissions for the 2022 RAIC International Prize. The Prize, awarded every two years, celebrates architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and emblematic of the human values of respect and inclusiveness. 

Architects, teams of architects, and architect-led collaborations are invited to submit a building or a related group of buildings that has been completed, occupied and in use for at least two years prior to the entry deadline. The deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2022 RAIC International Prize is December 3, 2021. 

“We are proud to host a remarkable, globally focused-award like the RAIC International Prize. Through the socially- minded projects of both the Prize winner and the submissions, the International Prize showcases the excellence of community oriented and uplifting design,” said John Brown, FRAIC, RAIC President.

“The RAIC Foundation is a proud collaborator of the RAIC International Prize and Scholarships program, now in its 4th edition. It has been truly inspirational, both for students of architecture in programs across Canada and for architects around the world,” Stuart Howard, PP/FRAIC, RAIC Foundation Chair. 

The winner is selected in an open, juried competition. An international jury of experts will consider a range of criteria in the evaluation of submissions and intends to include site visits to shortlisted projects as part of the selection process.

Winners of the RAIC International Prize receive a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew, who creates a new and different interpretation of the Canadian landscape for each edition of the Prize. Three winners of the RAIC International Prize Scholarships will be selected, and each will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Additional information on the Prize and the submission guidelines can be found at