OTTAWA — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Architecture Association of New Brunswick will be hosting this year’s east coast conference May 30 to June 2 in Saint John, N.B.
Keynote speakers include Odile Decq, an award-winning French architect, urban planner and academic as well as Diebedo Francis Kere, founder of Kere Architecture in Berlin and winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004). John Leroux, architect, historian and cultural proponent will serve as emcee.
The conference will also include 29 continuing education sessions and attendees will earn up to 18 hours of structured/core credits for provincial regulators’ requirements. This year’s sessions offer delegates relevant, unique, and high-quality learning experiences to enhance knowledge, advance design and grow business, states a release.
The President’s Dinner on June 1 is one of the social highlights of the festival. There will be a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner and awards ceremony recognizing individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in Canadian architecture. Gold medallists Gilles Saucier, FIRAC, and Andre Perrotte, FIRAC, will also present their work. The celebration takes place at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre.