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KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award

KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award
KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award, © KANVA

A Montreal-based practice known for their experimental material use and building methods, KANVA has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award. The 10-person collective was lauded by the jury for “always looking to the future” and being “continually and consistently innovative.”

“We are profoundly grateful to be the recipients of such an important national award,” Tudor Radulescu, MRAIC, and Rami Bebawi, MRAIC, leaders of KANVA.“If emergence means the capacity to push professional boundaries, ask critical questions and continually seek out opportunities for innovation and quality, then KANVA hopes always to be undergoing a process of emergence.”

KANVA recently won the 2015 Warming Huts competition in Winnipeg with an installation called Recycling Words. The Canadian practice was also co-winner of the international Space for Life architecture competition to re-imagine the Montreal Biodome, a museum of the environment.


The 2015 Jury: 

  • Peter Busby, FRAIC, Past Gold Medalist, San-Francisco-based architect
  • Paule Boutin, AP/FIRAC, Past President of the RAIC and Montreal architect
  • Tyler Sharp, MRAIC, Past Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award and Toronto architect
  • Siamak Hariri, FRAIC, Toronto architect
  • Martin Houle, MIRAC, founder of and Montreal architect

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Karissa Rosenfield
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award" 05 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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