The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is holding hold a national forum in Vancouver on August 21 to explore challenges, opportunities, and new directions for architecture in British Columbia and Canada.
The special event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson St. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The session is open to RAIC members, non-members, members of the public, media, and anyone interested in architecture. It is free of charge.
At the event, experts from the architectural community in British Columbia and Canada will present timely and relevant topics for discussion and input, including: a national architecture policy; regional advocacy issues; news from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia; a new insurance program for architects; a new approach for RAIC chapters, committees, and task forces with a regional focus and national mandate; the 2019 Festival of Architecture; and more.
In addition, the event will also feature a panel discussion on the future of architecture.
Panelists include: Mark Vernon, chief executive officer of AIBC; Jennifer Cutbill, Vancouver architect and RAIC regional director for British Columbia/Yukon; Darryl Condon, AIBC immediate past president and chair of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities’ Future of the Profession Task Force; Michael Cox, RAIC president and architect based in Brandon; Mike Brennan, chief executive officer of RAIC.
The forum is the first in a series. The RAIC will be traveling to several stops across Canada to hear from members of the architecture community, including architects, graduate architects, regulators, educators, stakeholders, as well as community leaders.