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2017 Conference Highlights

This year's Conference was held jointly with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. The event was held in Ottawa from May 24– 27. More than 1600 people attended the three days of Continuing Education and Plenary sessions, Admission Course, Tours and Social events. See the stories below for highlights and slide shows.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

Annual General Meeting

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The 127th Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 24. Long standing, newly licensed and the G. Randy Roberts Service Award recipient were recognized. A reception was held immediately following...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

Opening Party

The Opening Party was held at the Canadian War Museum in downtown Ottawa on May 24. More than 300 guests mingled throughout the museum ...

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THURSDAY, MAY 25

RAIC Gold Medalist Plenary

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The Gold Medal is the RAIC’s highest honour and is bestowed in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture. This year’s recipient was Roger Du Toit....

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THURSDAY, MAY 25

Foundation Luncheon

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The Foundation lunch took place on Thursday May 25 and featured Keynote Johan van Lierop of Studio Libeskind...

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FRIDAY, MAY 26

Zero Net Carbon Plenary

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The Friday morning plenary session took place on May 26 and brought delegates together for an eye-opening presentation by Architecture 2030 founder Edward Mazria focusing on climate change... 

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FRIDAY, MAY 26

Recognition Lunch

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This joint Celebration event featured RAIC service and recognition honours, OAAAS Student Awards and OAA Concepts and Landmark structures...

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FRIDAY, MAY 25

Celebration of Excellence

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The annual Celebration of Excellence was on Friday evening. OAA President, John Stephenson co-hosted the event with RAIC President, Ewa Bieniecka. Broadcaster, Catherine Clark was the emcee for the evening....

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SPECIAL DISPLAY

Urban Marker

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A unique physical marker, designed by intern architects from Ontario was on display during the Festival. The colourful cube constructed with a matrix of frames was the winning entry in a competition for interns....

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SPONSORS

Supporting the Profession

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The OAA and RAIC would like to thank all of our sponsors of the 2017 RAIC/OAA Festival. Supporting the profession is key to the success. We couldn't do it without you! ... 

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ConEd Sessions  

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Over 90 sessions were offered this year. The quality of ConEd sessions were  outstanding...

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Tours

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A variety of architectural, recreation and companion tours were offered to explore the capital city of Ottawa....

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Admission Course  

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The OAA Admission Course was held in conjunction with the OAA Festival. This year more than 330 attended... 

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