The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that has represented architects and architecture for over 100 years, in existence since 1907. The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, demonstrating how design enhances the quality of life while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture. The RAIC’s mission is to promote excellence in the built environment and to advocate for responsible architecture. The organization’s national office is based in Ottawa with a growing federated chapter model. Current chapters and networks are based in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.
RAIC invites submissions for 2022 International Prize Scholarships
Background and Vision
In 2013, Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama FRAIC CM, in collaboration with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the RAIC Foundation, created the Moriyama RAIC International Prize to share Canadian architectural values with an international audience and celebrate architecture that is socially and culturally transformative. His vision for the prize was based on his conviction that great architecture transforms a society by promoting humanistic values of social equity, respect, and inclusiveness, and by creating environments for the well-being of all people. In 2019, at Mr. Moriyama’s request, the prize was renamed the RAIC International Prize (the Prize).
The amount of CAD 5,000, will be awarded to the selected winners.
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.
Up to three scholarships, each in an amount to be published in the Call for Submissions and Schedule (see Section II-6 of these Terms of Reference), will be awarded in each cycle of the RAIC International Prize.
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.
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.”