RAIC Foundation announces 2012 CaGBC scholarship recipient

The RAIC Foundation is pleased to announce its Canada Green Building Council Scholarship for 2012 will be awarded to Jonathan Goguen-Manning for his master’s thesis entitled “Urban Courtyards: The Courtyard in an Urban Context.”

The jury felt the choice of subject matter to be particularly significant to sustainable design, noting that “’Urban Courtyards’ promises to contribute to the growing knowledge base of urban development patterns and their environmental attributes including qualitative as well as quantitative measures.” 

They noted that given the emerging study of various urban form typologies, their energy footprints and environmental impacts can often be counter-intuitive, they hoped the thesis focused on the geographical (i.e. site-specific) and on the research-investigation parameters in order to manage the wide range of variables influencing the outcomes and conclusions. 

The CaGBC provides the RAIC Foundation with a generous annual donation which is invested to build an endowment. The $5,000 scholarship from this endowment aids to nurture the next generation of “green” designers by promoting and encouraging sustainable research and design in Canadian Schools of Architecture.

To be eligible, students must submit a master’s thesis proposal. A jury then selects the one that shows the most promising environmental benefits. 

The award will be officially announced at the RAIC Foundation Lunch on June 14th during the 2012 Architecture Canada | RAIC – NLAA Festival of Architecture taking place from June 13-16, 2012 at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre.

The CaGBC is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. It is also the most trusted source of green building education in Canada – always providing the latest and most relevant Canadian material to green building professionals and post-secondary students. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through education/training, building certification, performance benchmarking and reporting, advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. CaGBC also delivers the GREEN UP Building Performance Program and supports the Living Building Challenge in Canada. For more information on the CaGBC, please visit www.cagbc.org.

The RAIC Foundation was established in 1964 to strengthen the profession, and is the responsibility of the RAIC College of Fellows. It is committed to developing programs to ensure a vibrant place for architecture in Canadian society, the advancement of excellence in architecture, and to promote the development of programs to support the architectural profession throughout Canada. It is supported entirely by bequests and voluntary donations and includes endowments that provide financial assistance for worthwhile projects that advance the understanding and awareness of architecture, both for the public and for the profession.

Architecture Canada | RAIC is a voluntary national association established in 1907 as the voice for architecture and its practice in Canada. Representing more than 4,600 members, the RAIC 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 www.raic.org.