RAIC Festival

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) welcomes you to the 2019 Festival of Architecture in Toronto, the fourth-largest city in North America, and possibly the world’s most global city, where some 130 languages and dialects are spoken.

The theme is “The Future of Architecture.” Join leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, faculty and allied professionals for five days of workshops, tours, two galas, and many other events. 

There are several events to connect emerging practitioners from across Canada in attendance at the festival as well as the annual continuing education session focused on issues of importance to intern architects and other emerging practitioners.

See Workshops and lectures from previous festivals here.



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.