Founded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, the $100,000 prize was created in 2014 to raise the international stature of the RAIC and the Canadian architectural profession, and to encourage Canadian architects to aspire to international excellence.
The prize is open to international architects, architectural firms, or collaborations for an outstanding building or project that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and expressive of the humanistic values of justice, respect, equality and inclusiveness.
The winner is selected in an open, juried competition. An international jury of experts will consider a range of criteria in the evaluation of submissions and intends to include site visits to shortlisted projects in the search for a work of architecture that is inspired as well as inspiring.
In 2014, the inaugural winner of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize was Li Xiaodong, of China.
“Winning this award has brought me honor, international recognition and greater credibility and support for my approach to architecture,” says Li, who will sit on the 2017 jury.
“It’s a very important Prize for me because it encourages meaningful ideas and is one of the few international Prizes that sends jury members to visit the finalist buildings,” says Li. “The definition of the Prize is also very special: how one single project can contribute to the human environment. The architectural culture of Canada is positive and eager to make a difference,” he adds. “I’m excited to take part in the jury and thank the RAIC for this opportunity.”
The members of the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize jury are:
- Monica Adair, MRAIC: Co-founder of Acre Architects and 2015 Recipient of the RAIC Young Architect Award.
- Manon Asselin, MRAIC: Co-founder of Atelier TAG and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Montreal.
- Bryan Avery, MBE: Founder of Avery Associates Architects, London, England, author and lecturer.
- George Baird, FRAIC: Founding Principal of Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and Recipient of the 2010 RAIC Gold Medal.
- Peter Cardew, FRAIC: Founder of Peter Cardew Architects, and Recipient of the 2012 RAIC Gold Medal.
- Barry Johns, FRAIC: Jury chair, Chancellor of the College of Fellows.
- Li Xiaodong: Winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleThe 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize for Excellence in Architecture is Now Accepting Submissions
TypeCall for Submissions
Submission Deadline08/03/2017 00:00