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Plenary Session - An Architecture Policy for Canada

23 May 2019 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

Architecture Policy for Canada

The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), with the support of the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) and the RAIC, is working to develop the framework and principles for a proposed Architecture Policy for Canada. This special Plenary Session will be one of the largest consultation/awareness events during the year-long consultation period.  

What is the Architecture Policy?

“A National Architecture Policy is an aspirational document. Whereas a building code sets minimum standards, a National Architecture Policy puts forward ambitious goals and calls to action. It describes how the built environment contributes to social, cultural, and economic well-being, and provides guidance to politicians, professionals, and the public on how to achieve more sustainable, just, and inspiring communities. A National Architectural Policy empowers people to pursue positive change. It is a living document, open to evolution, and intended to be interpreted and adapted to local situations and changing needs over time. A National Architectural Policy is a multidisciplinary enterprise, integrating knowledge and building collaboration across the design, planning, and construction industries, and various sectors of government.”

-  From the discussion paper’s working draft developed by architectural advocacy organizations, regulators and educators across the country.

Attend this session and become informed about the Policy and the possibilities. Speakers include Darryl Condon (chair, National Subcommittee developing the Architecture Policy for Canada), Natalie Dion (president, Ordre des architectes du Québec), Lisa Landrum (Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (CCUSA)) and Laura Lee (Professor of Architecture, FAIA, Hon RAIA). Together, they will cover the Architecture Policy for Canada, Quebec’s experience, academic implications and perspectives and the broader global implications.

This full delegate plenary session provides an excellent opportunity for the profession to come together in conversation during Conference.

Attend the plenary, network with your peers and gain an understanding of the importance of a National Architecture Policy for Canada. It affects not only the entire profession, but also all Canadians. Don’t miss this session!