DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: AUGUST 1st 2014
Raymond Moriyama FRAIC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation have created the Moriyama RAIC International Prize to raise the international stature of the RAIC and the Canadian architectural profession, and to encourage Canadian architects to aspire to international excellence. It is hoped that the Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious international prizes in architecture.
The Moriyama RAIC International Prize will be awarded every two years. It will consist of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by internationally renowned Canadian designer Wei Yew. Every edition of the prize will feature a new piece by Wei Yew, each based on a separate and unique interpretation of the Canadian landscape.
The prize is awarded to an architect, team of architects, or architect-led collaboration, based anywhere in the world, in recognition of a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and expressive of the humanistic values of justice, respect, equality and inclusiveness.
Three finalists will be identified in an open, juried selection process, and invited to attend a formal gala where the Moriyama RAIC International Prize winner will be announced and the prize presented. The inaugural gala will take place in Toronto on October 11, 2014.
The Moriyama RAIC Student Scholarships will also be presented at the gala. Three individual cash scholarships of CAD $5,000, each named in honour of one of the three finalists shortlisted for the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, will be awarded to three deserving students in Canadian Schools of Architecture.
- Edward Cullinan, Hon FRAIC, Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medalist, founder of Cullinan Studio in London, England
- Maxime-Alexis Frappier, MIRAC, winner of the RAIC 2013 Young Architect Award, co-founder acdf* architecture-urbanisme-intérieur in Montreal, QC
- Barry Johns, FRAIC, Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows, founder of Barry Johns Architecture Ltd. in Edmonton, AB
- Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, principal of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax, N.S., professor at Dalhousie University
- Patricia Patkau, FRAIC, RAIC Gold Medalist, co-founder of Patkau Architects in Vancouver, BC., Emerita Professor at the University of British Columbia
- Bing Thom, FRAIC, RAIC Gold Medalist, principal of Bing Thom Architects in Vancouver, BC.
Wayne deAngelis, FRAIC, president of the RAIC, will serve as an alternate as needed.
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