Sunday, October 27

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

P01 - PLENARY: RAIC Honorary Fellows Plenary
Date:  Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Presenters :
Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA
Elizabeth Chu Ritcher, FAIA
Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA

Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA Elizabeth Chu Ritcher, FAIA Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA Vishaan Chakrabarti discuss the future of architecture in “Designing Cities for Shared Prosperity, Ecology, and Joy.” Elizabeth Chu Richter shares successes in raising public awareness about architecture and design. Ivenue Love-Stanley describes a career-long dedication to bringing design to underserved communities.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

P02 - PLENARY: RAIC International Prize Lecture
Date:  Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time:  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom

The RAIC International Prize is a unique recognition for architecture that is transformative and that expresses values of social justice, respect, equality, and inclusiveness. The award of $100,000 was created in 2013 by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the RAIC Foundation together with distinguished architect Raymond Moriyama, CC FRAIC RCA, reflecting a commitment to architecture with social relevance.

The 2019 winner be announced at a gala dinner on October 25 and will present this year’s RAIC International Prize lecture.
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

P03 - PLENARY: An Architectural Policy for Canada
Date: October 27
Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom


Darryl Condon, Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, NLAA, AIA, FRAIC, LEED AP
Nathalie Dion, OAQ, FIRAC
Toon Dreessen, Architect OAA, FRAIC, AIA
Lisa Landrum, Architect MAA, AIA, MRAIC, PhD, M.ArchII, B.Arch
John Stephenson, Architect, B. Arch, OAA, MAA, FRAIC

Around the world, countries are developing and adopting architectural policies to help shape the future of the profession and to enhance the public's understanding of the importance of a quality built environment. This plenary will discuss a current collaborative initiative of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) focused on the development and implementation of an Architecture Policy for Canada. The session will include discussion of the current national initiative, a similar process undertaken in Quebec and provide both professional and governmental perspective.

Monday, October 28

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

P04 - PLENARY: Trends in Canadian Architecture: Sustainability, First Nations, and the North
Date:  Monday, October 28, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Graham Livesey, MRAIC, University of Calgary
Steve Mannell, FRAIC, Dalhousie University
Odile Hénault, Montreal
Lola Sheppard, University of Waterloo, Lateral Office
Moderator:  Elsa Lam, FRAIC, Canadian Architect

Coinciding with the launch of the book Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967-2017, co-published by Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect magazine, this plenary session examines the state of Canadian architectural practice in three vital areas.

Book co-editor Graham Livesey sets the stage by asking: What are key trends in Canadian architecture today? And how does the history of Canadian architecture inform its future?

Steve Mannell, director at the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, will comment on the rich legacy of sustainable architecture in Canada, and where it may advance in the decade leading up to 2030. Architecture critic Odile Hénault will draw from her book chapter to present emerging trends in architecture for and by First Nations communities, an area crucial to Canada today. Lola Sheppard, co-founder of Lateral Office and associate professor at the University of Waterloo, will provide insight into emerging trends in northern Canadian communities, where unique environmental, logistical, and cultural challenges shape architectural responses.

A panel discussion, moderated by book co-editor Elsa Lam of Canadian Architect, will broach the overlaps and connections between these topics.

Tuesday, October 29

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

P05 - PLENARY: BEAT Forum: How Are We Addressing Inclusion in Architecture Today?
Date:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
Part 1: Presentation

Loreli Buenaventura, Director, Consulting, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Part 2: Panel Discussion

Brigitte Shim, FRAIC, Principal, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects; Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Advisor, Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (moderator)
Ruba Kana'an, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Toronto Mississauga
Fadi Masoud, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
Susan Ruptash, FRAIC Principal Emeritus, Quadrangle Architects Limited; Regional Director for Ontario Southwest, RAIC Board of Directors
Loreli Buenaventura, Employer Partner Associate, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
David Fortin, MRAIC, PhD, OAA, Director of the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University

Toronto has become known as the most diverse city in the world, and issues related to ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity and discrimination remain at the forefront of our society. Following on the success of the Building Equality in Architecture (BEAT) inaugural Forum in 2018, this session will explore diversity and inclusion. The Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion will lead a presentation, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Brigitte Shim. Each panelist brings a unique perspective on diversity and inclusion in the context of education, administration, practice, and professional governance. The presenters will raise awareness, share experiences, and provide tools for a more inclusive architectural profession.

Presented by Building Equality in Architecture Toronto

Wednesday, October 30

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

P06 - PLENARY: Presidents' Panel
Date:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Frontenac Ballroom
William J. Bates, FAIA, AIA President
José Luis Cortés, FCARM Past President
Michael J. Cox, FRAIC, RAIC President
Alan Jones, FRIBA, RIBA President

The presidents of architectural associations from Canada, the United States, Mexico will take part in a discussion moderated by award-winning environmental journalist and author Stephen Leahy, whose credits include The Guardian, National Geographic, and MacLean’s.

The final plenary of the 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture explores the role that professional architecture organizations and architects can play in combatting climate change. It also looks at the challenges of creating a more sustainable built environment.

Participating national organizations are the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana and the Australian Institute of Architects. Their presidents will discuss how environmental concerns and the climate crisis are being addressed by each country’s modes and methods of professional practice.