RAIC invites submissions for 2022 International Prize Scholarships

Canadian architecture students are invited to submit personal essays for a chance to win one of three $5,000 scholarships.

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The RAIC has opened submissions for the RAIC International Prize Scholarships for 2022.

The RAIC International Prize Scholarships are awarded in conjunction with the RAIC International Prize and will be presented at the 2022 Conference on Architecture in Vancouver, BC.

The RAIC International Prize Scholarships are open to students registered in a Canadian architecture program at any point in the period between the submission deadline for the previous cycle of the RAIC International Prize Scholarships and the submission deadline of the current cycle.

The deadline for submissions is January 14, 2022.

Up to three scholarships, each in the amount of CAD 5,000, will be awarded to the selected winners.

The award of the Scholarships will be based on submissions from individual students that address a defined topic in the form of an original essay in English or French, a maximum of 1,000 words in length, with illustrations that complement and clarify ideas explored in the text.

The essay topic for the 2022 RAIC International Prize Scholarships will address the objectives and criteria of the RAIC International Prize and is based on the following questions:

The RAIC International Prize celebrates works of architecture that are judged to have been “transformative within their societal context.”

Please explain how a work of architecture can be transformative. Can you cite examples that demonstrate how the impact of a single building on a community can be seen as transformative? Is every good building transformative on some level?

Submissions will be evaluated on the applicant’s expression of vision, aspiration, and on the strength of personal conviction.

The jury members are:

  • Lisa Landrum, FRAIC, Jury Chair
  • Paul Fast, MRAIC
  • Odile Hénault
  • Veronica Madonna, FRAIC
  • Obinna Ogunedo
  • Gilles Prud’homme, MIRAC
  • Patrick Stewart, MRAIC
  • David Covo, FRAIC, Professional Advisor

Additional details on submissions can be found here.