RAIC Festival


The 2018 RAIC Festival takes place in the architecturally rich and historic port city of Saint John, New Brunswick from May 30 to June 2.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the AANB are proud to co-host this year’s program which promises to be a unique experience  complete with internationally recognized keynote speakers including Odile Decq, award-winning French architect, urban planner and academic and Diébédo Francis Kéré, founder of Kéré Architecture in Berlin and winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004).  John Leroux, architect, historian, cultural proponent will serve as emcee.

In addition to holding the RAIC EP Annual General Meeting during the RAIC Festival, RAIC EP organizes events to connect emerging practitioners from across Canada in attendance at the festival and for the fourth year in a row have prepared a Con-Ed session focused on issues of importance to intern architects and other emerging practitioners.

See Workshops and lectures from previous festivals here.

See the list of RAIC EP events at the 2018 RAIC Festival, below.



THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

8:30-9:30am: Morning Mess: RAIC Emerging Practice Award Winner Talk with Chevalier Morales Architects

As part of the RAIC Festival of Architecture, RAIC Emerging Practitioners will be holding an intimate event with Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales of Chevalier Morales Architects – winner of the 2018 RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award – for a discussion on their professional path and the values and inspirations that inform their work. The talk will offer Emerging Practitioners the opportunity to ask questions and network in a casual setting at the Acre Architect’s studio in Saint John. The event is a part of the Acre’s ‘Morning Mess’ series, and is open to EPs attending Festival, as well as the public.

10:30am-12pm: RAIC EP Continuing Education Session “Supporting Inclusiveness in Architecture”.

Discussions surrounding immigration, gender equality, the prevalence of harassment in and outside of the workplace, and discrimination of all kinds are at the forefront of contemporary discourse. How are these issues playing out within the profession of architecture? How do the experiences of becoming licensed, of working in the profession, and of starting a practice differ for different demographic groups? What tools do we have to identify and assess these differences and what tools can we develop or promote in order to support and transition towards a more inclusive profession? This session presents the data, asks for more, and invites you to become part of the solution.

9:30pm: (Following the Fellows’ Convocation Reception) RAIC EP After Party

Keep the fun times rolling following the Fellows’ Convocation Reception. Details coming soon. FESTIVAL!


FRIDAY, JUNE 01, 2018

3pm – 5pm: RAIC EP Annual General Meeting

The RAIC EP/IRAC RP Annual General meeting is open to all conference attendees. Please stop by and see what we are up to.

Contact info@raicep.ca for more information.