Festival of Architecture - 24 - 27 May 2017.  Be a part of history.  

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Full Festival Program


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9 Packages


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Keynote Speakers

Bilingual emcee of the Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Catherine Clark is a nationally recognized broadcaster, public speaker, writer and President of Catherine Clark Communications.

Catherine Clark

Key Note address of the Fellows Convocation, Jeanne Gang is founding principal of Studio Gang, an award-winning practice with offices in Chicago and New York. Named 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review, Jeanne works across different types and scales of projects—from cultural and public buildings, to urban parks, to high-rise towers—to create places that strengthen relationships between individuals, communities, and environments.

Jeanne Gang

Founder of Architecture 2030, Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. He has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design, and building through his seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment.  Don’t miss his address at the plenary session.

Edward Mazria

Johan van Lierop joined Studio Libeskind in 2006. Since he has led many of the Studio’s high-profile projects ranging from master plans to complex mixed-use programs to product design. He was the project architect for Crystals, a large retail and public space complex on the main Las Vegas strip, which opened in 2009. He  also led  the Centre De Congrès in Mons, Belgium, which opened in early 2015, and is a key member of the team for the Zhang Zhidong Museum in Wuhan, China, set to open in 2017.

Johan Van Lierop

As a master-builder, Douglas Cardinal's life is dedicated to creating beautiful, thriving, and harmoniously built environments.

Douglas Cardinal is one of the visionaries of a new world; a world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive, where client, architect, and stakeholder build together with a common vision.

Douglas Cardinal

Presidents' Welcome


“The 2017 RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss.”

Ewa Bieniecka,  RAIC President

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"Come to Ottawa for Canada's 150th birthday.  Join with OAA and RAIC in a celebration of Architecture...you will be amazed!" 

John Stephenson, OAA President




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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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