Deadline approaches for $100,000 RAIC International Prize

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 — The $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture is accepting submissions from architects anywhere in the world, of any nationality, until April 26, 2019.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is looking worldwide for buildings that are “inspired as well as inspiring” and promote equality, respect, and inclusiveness. Projects should have been completed and in use for at least two years.

This unique international award recognizes the power of great architecture to transform society.  In 2017, the competition had submissions from 17 countries across six continents, and the RAIC hopes for entries from even more countries.

The RAIC, the RAIC Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama created the prize in 2013. Their goal was to share Canadian architectural values with an international audience and to celebrate architecture that is socially transformative.

The winner is selected in an open, juried competition.  The prize includes a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.

The members of the 2019 RAIC International Prize jury are:  Anne Carrier, FRAIC, Stephen Hodder, MBE, Barry Johns, FRAIC, Eva Matsuzaki, PP/FRAIC, Diarmuid Nash, PP/FRAIC, Chair of the Jury, and Gilles Saucier, FIRAC. David Covo, FRAIC, is the Professional Advisor to the jury.

All submissions are due by April 26, 2019. The winner of the 2019 Prize will be announced on October 25, 2019 at a gala event in Toronto.

For more information on the 2019 RAIC International Prize and how to submit an application, please visit: