Upcoming Events (October 01, 2003)

Professional Development Courses Fall 2003

Field Review/General Review

This full day course being offered in sessions across the country in October is a comprehensive examination of field review practices. For those unable to attend the course, there will be an extensive CD-ROM — complete with the course PowerPoint presentation, manual, and checklists — available for purchase from the RAIC.

SDCB 301 Building Envelopes: Advanced Design and High Performance Curtain Walls

The RAIC will be presenting their fourth course in the series on Sustainable Design for Canadian Buildings — SDCB 301 Building Envelopes: Advanced Design and High Performance Curtain Walls — across the country in November and December. A brochure describing the course is included in this edition of Canadian Architect.

Redesigning Practice: New Markets for Sole Practitioners and Small Architectural Firms

This exciting half-day seminar will be offered exclusively in Toronto and Vancouver on November 12th and 14th respectively but, for those unable to attend these sessions, it will be offered again at the Festival of Architecture in Quebec City, June 16th-19th, 2004. John Brown from House Brand in Calgary, Alberta and Sarah Susanka, cultural visionary, best selling author, and nationally recognized architect from the U.S., will share their insights into building a successful, viable practice for the residential market.

For more information, or to register, please visit the RAIC Web site at http://www.raic.org/educationEarch.htm

Call for Submissions for the 2004 Governor General’s Medals In Architecture

A call for submissions was distributed in late September and is also posted on the RAIC Web site at http://www.raic.org/awardsEarch.asp All submissions must be received at the RAIC national office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2003. Those considering submitting their work should take advantage of the seasonal colours and sunlight to take photos.

A Look Ahead — 2004


Ceremony of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

June 16-19

The 2004 Festival of Architecture will take place June 16-19 in Quebec City. The theme is “The Future of Architecture — A Collective Risk?”. A highlight of the event will be a keynote address by geneticist Albert Jaquard who is also a former professor at the Universit delle Svizzera italiana-Accademia di architettura. Extensive Continuing Education sessions will be available as well as the opportunity to explore and experience the local architecture. Be sure to book your hotel now as spring accommodations are limited in Quebec City. Plan to arrive Wednesday, June 16, 2004. For a complete list of the various conference hotels, rates and contact information please see http://www.raic.org/2004festivalhotels.pdf Additional details will soon be posted on the RAIC’s website.

For more information on these events, awards or much more, visit the RAIC Web site at www.raic.org