Moriyama RAIC International Prize submission deadline fast approaching!

The deadline to submit for the Moriyama RAIC International Prize is Friday, August 1, 2014.

Raymond Moriyama, FRAIC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation have created the Moriyama RAIC International Prize to raise the international stature of the RAIC and the Canadian architectural profession, and to encourage Canadian architects to aspire to international excellence. It is hoped that the Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious international prizes in architecture.

Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.

“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.

The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected through an open juried competition.

Submissions are due by Friday, August 1, 2014. The first award ceremony takes place in Toronto on October 11, 2014.

In addition, three students of Canadian schools of architecture will each scholarships of CAD $5,000. They will be chosen on the basis of a written essay.

The prize reflects Raymond Moriyama’s passion for architecture that has the power to transform society through humanistic values such as social justice, equality and inclusivity.

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