The RAIC Emerging Practitioners (RAICE EP) work to connect and strengthen the voice of emerging architecture practitioners across Canada in order to serve, inspire and advocate for their continued professional growth on the path to licensure. This year, RAIC EP will be hosting a series of events that will serve as a link and provide a sense of continuity in the professional development of emerging practitioners from students in an academic setting through to becoming licensed members of the architectural profession.

Venue: Marco Polo (TCC)
Date: June 2nd, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Location: Marco Polo (TCC)

This session will consist of short presentations related to the theme of developing resilience in the built environment.  Questions and answers and a broader conversation between panelists and delegates will follow.

Aging Architects and Business

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Montagu I

This presentation will touch upon some of trends arising from an aging industry and propose some best practises from human resources to Contract Administration technology.

Pushing the Envelope with Fire-rated Framing

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Montagu I

This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.

Building automation for better indoor climate

Date:  June 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Montagu I

This talk will discuss the emerging trend of using building automation to control the levels of daylight and fresh air coming into a building through the roof.

Date: Exhibition Opening and Reception Tuesday, May 29th – 17:00 – 19:00
Location: New Brunswick Museum

This exhibition provides an introduction to the rich architectural heritage of the city. It also gives an appreciation that architectural ideas from Britain and the eastern United States often reached the Maritime provinces first because of geography and the strong 19th-century presence of architectural practitioners.

Date: May 30th, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Location: New Brunswick Museum and Market Square atrium

Kick off the Festival on Wednesday, May 30 at the Opening Reception starting at 7:00 p.m. at the New Brunswick Museum and Market Square atrium.

Date: May 31st, 2018
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: Marco Polo (TCC)

A survey of RAIC members in 2016 indicated that issues surrounding procurement are a major concern. The RAIC is creating a working group to respond to these concerns. This plenary session is the starting point. A panel consisting of members from across the country will discuss issues in their regions, steps taken to resolve them and the degree of success. The audience will be asked for their input and participation. As a follow-up, the RAIC will develop an action plan to deal with the priorities.

Date: May 31st, 2018
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Loyalist

The luncheon, featuring keynote speaker architect Odile Decq, promises to be one of the highlights of the conference.

Date: May 31st, 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Picaroons General Store, 32 Canterbury Street, Saint John, NB

Through this initiative we hope to leverage an opportunity for men, women, students and practitioners to connect with women leaders and mentors in our profession.

Date: May 31st, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Imperial Theatre / University of New Brunswick’s Grand Hall

The RAIC College of Fellows Convocation on Thursday, May 31, starts at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre, where the College of Fellows will formally recognize RAIC members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.

Date: June 1st, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 15:30
Location: Loyalist / Marco Polo (TCC)

Trade Show 2018 is a one-day showcase for exhibitors and design professionals from across Canada to meet, discover new products and innovations, and discuss potential business opportunities.

Date: June 1st, 2018
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Location: Marco Polo (TCC)

The celebratory highlight of the conference! This must-attend event, starting at 6:00 p.m., honours and recognizes those individuals and teams whose dedication to architecture has led to exceptional achievements in design excellence, sustainability, innovation and more. Come, enjoy and be inspired!

The evening will be emceed by John Leroux, MRAIC, architect, historian, and Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB.

Date: June 2nd, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

Highlighting Saint John, from food to local talent, the Closing Party is a time to celebrate architecture and your memorable East Coast experience! This event will take place at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Ship Terminal on the Saint John waterfront with a rooftop offering a 360-degree view of the city.

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May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.

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