The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada gratefully acknowledges all the individuals over the past four decades who have contributed to the creation of the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects.


Editorial Board for this Third Edition

Donald Ardiel, B.Arch., MDE, OAA, MRAIC, PMP, Editor-in-Chief, RAIC Director, Practice Support/Director, Syllabus; architect, project manager, educator, generalist.

Cathy Capes, OAA, LEED AP, is a senior architect and writer with the Toronto office of architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson, a firm that has been integral to the development of public life and institutions in Ontario since 1908.

Bill Chomik, FRAIC, Hon FAIA, AAA, AIBC, OAA, SAA, RCA is a Senior Principal with the Calgary office of Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning. He serves as Vice-President of the firm’s Institutional Market Sector. Currently an adjunct professor with the University of Calgary School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, he holds previous roles as President of the RAIC, Chair of the Banff Sessions Committee, Juror for the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, and Chair of the Calgary Urban Design Review Panel.

Sebastien Desparois, MIRAC, OAQ, MBA, PMP joined the Ordre des architectes du Québec in 2015, where he heads the admission, inspection, continuing education and practice support services. In parallel, he acts as a lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of Montreal, where he teaches the professional practice course to professional master’s students. As an architect, he has participated in numerous collective housing projects in Quebec and abroad.

Larry Jones, FRAIC, AAPEI, practiced architecture in PEI since 1974 and operated his own firm since 1976. Having retired from active participation in 2018 he continues to consult with Nineyards Studio as an emeritus member of the firm. Larry has held various positions with the Architects Association of PEI including 2 terms as president.

Yew-Thong Leong, OAA, FRAIC, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University; Managing Director of SSG Architecture Inc. and SSG Beijing. Yew-Thong is the author of the blog “Working With Wright”. The blog journals the reconstruction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Banff Pavilion.

Brian Palmquist, Architect AIBC MRAIC BEP CP LEED AP practices, teaches and writes about design and construction. In 2019 he published the second edition of “An Architect’s Guide to Construction—Enduring Ways in the Age of Immediacy.” The book won two Reader Views Literary Awards in 2020—1st prize in Business; 2nd prize in Education. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

John Romanov, OAA, AAA, MRAIC, AAIA, CET, LEED, The philosophy employed by Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated, and exemplified in John’s work is to identify the specific requirements of the client and to satisfy these in the most meaningful and expeditious manner.

Kris Schlagintweit, B.Arch, NWTAA, was registrant #13 when the NWTAA came into being in 2001, and has devoted her entire career to arctic and sub-arctic architecture, principally in the public sector.

Editorial Board for the Second Edition (2009)

(as printed in the Second Edition)

D. Gregg Brown, FRAIC, MAIBC, REFP, LEED AP, is a principal of KMBR Architects Planners Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, a full service firm focused on sustainable community architecture.

Cathy Capes, MRAIC, OAA, LEED AP, is a project architect with Farrow Partnership Architects in Toronto, Ontario, who create architecture that lifts the human spirit while advancing clients’ business goals.

Pierre Corriveau, MIRAC, OAQ, has been in practice since 1982 and today he is associated with Sylvie Girard where he directs the firm,  Corriveau et Girard. Their Montréal firm specializes in health care and institutional projects. Pierre was a member of the Editorial Board for the first edition in 1999.

Louis Lessard, MRAIC, OAQ, launched his own practice in 1995. In 2007 the firm became Lessard & Côté Architectes. In 2008-2009 Louis was the Vice-President of the Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec or AAPPQ, serves on committees at the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) and teaches at the University of Montréal.

Rick Linley, FRAIC, MAA, M.Arch, PMP, LEED AP, is a principal and Chief Operating Officer with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Robert J. Ojolick, MRAIC, B.Sc., B.Arch., NSAA, MCIP, LPP, is president of R.J. Ojolick & Associates Ltd., Architects and Planners, Sydney, Nova Scotia. Bob practices architecture and planning in eastern Nova Scotia and is a past president of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects (1980 – 1982).  Bob was a member of the Editorial Board for the first edition in 1999.

Barbara Shipman, FRAIC, AAA is principal of Barbara Shipman Architect. The firm provides services ranging from project business cases, programming and advocate architect roles during design and construction, to facility design, construction and contract administration primarily for institutional projects.


Editorial Board for the First Edition (1999)

(as printed in the First Edition)

John Bobaljik, OAA, FRAIC

Pierre Corriveau, OAQ

Michal Kohler, FRAIC

Terry Mager, MAIBC, MRAIC

Robert Ojolick, NSAA, MRAIC

Paul-André Tétreault, OAQ, FRAIC

Andrew Wach, MAA


Contributors to this Third Edition

Marie-Ange Adousso, M.Arch., OAQ, is a sole practitioner based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

Luke Andritsos, OAA, AIA, RA (CA), NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, MRAIC is an architect licensed in Ontario and California and a sole proprietor based in Toronto, Ontario.

Megan Beange, M.Arch, is the National BIM Lead for Public Services and Procurement Canada, and the Program Coordinator of the BIM Lifecycle Management Graduate Certificate Program at Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Kari Braaten, B.Com, CPHR, CCP, is a Human Resources Manager based in Calgary, Alberta.

Graeme Bristol, BA, B.Arch, MASA, LLM, MRAIC, Retired Architect AIBC is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Architecture & Human Rights.

Marc Chadillon, B.Arch., M.P. Adm., OAQ, is a project leader for Public Services and Procurement Canada, Quebec region, in Montreal, Quebec.

Raymong Chung B.Sc.,B.Arch.,M.Arch.,OAA,PMP,FMP,SFP, is a Professor, Architecture - Project and Facility Management, Director of Project Services at Conestoga College and an instructor at Ryerson University.

Michael Chomik, B.Comm., is the Director of Marketing at GEC Architecture with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.

Claudia Cozzitorto, OAA, MRAIC, B.Arch., M.Arch, LEED AP, is the Director of Design Technologies at Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, Ontario.

Ivan Desroches, DIPL. ARCH., OAA, RAIC, OAAAS, A.Sc.T. is an Architectural Advisor at the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario.

Toon Dreessen, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is president of Architects DCA Inc. in Ottawa, ON, and a Past President of the OAA.

Ted DuArte, Lic. Tech. OAA, MRAIC, is an Associate and Contract Administration Manager at WZMH Architects, in Toronto, Ontario.

François Dufaux, Architecte, O.A.Q. B. Arch., M.U.P., Ph.D., Directeur de la Maîtrise professionnelle, en sciences de l’architecture, en design urbain Professeur agrégé.

Jill Eagleson is the Leader of Project Risk Mitigation at DIALOG, a multi-disciplinary firm with offices throughout Canada.

Graham Edgar, MArch, ARB, NSAA, RAIC, is the founder of Wild Salt Architecture on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Geneviève Gagnon, M.Arch., OAQ, is a practitioner specialized in technico-legal expertise with Bisson et associés architectes, based in Quebec City, Quebec.

Cameron Gillies, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, is an Architect specializing in predesign with The City of Calgary’s Facilities Division.

Kfir Gluzberg, B.A.S., M.Arch., M.A.A., OAA, is the founder and director of Kilogram Inc. practicing in Toronto, Ontario.

Leic Godbout, B.Arch., OAQ, is a practitioner specialized in technico-legal expertise with Bisson et associés architectes, based in Quebec City, Quebec.

Duncan Harvie, B. Arch, OAA, RAIC, RIBA is a principal at MBTW / W Architect Inc. in Toronto and a part time Instructor at Centennial College.

Cliff Harvey, MSc(HQ), OAA, FRAIC is the Chief Planning Officer for Niagara Health, and is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Melissa Higgs, M.Arch, AIBC, FRAIC, is a Principal at HCMA Architecture + Design with offices in Vancouver, Victoria and Edmonton.

Francois Hogue, architect, B.Arch., M.Sc., FRAIC, MOAQ (retired), sole practicing freelance consultant.

Allen Humphries, B.E.S., B.Arch., Diploma Computer Programing & Systems Administration, Architect (retired), is the senior Practice Advisor at the Ontario Association of Architects, in Toronto, Ontario.

Ramzi Kawar, M.Arch., NSAA, MRAIC, is Manager, Building Design at Housing Nova Scotia.

Tang Lee, M.Arch., AAA, MRAIC, is a partner in Lee & de Ridder Architecture in Calgary and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary.

Jonathan Leong, B.Comm., Technical Consultant at Octane Systems Ltd.

David Lopes, MArch, MRAIC, MAAPEI is the principal of Coast Design located in Charlottetown, PE.

Rick MacEwen, OAA, NSAA, AANB, FRAIC, is a partner of Watson MacEwen Teramura Architects in Ottawa, Ontario.

Bernie McGarva is a lawyer/mediator/arbitrator and partner at Aird Berlis LLP, in Toronto, Ontario, practicing in the field of construction law and commercial litigation.

Christie Mills, B.Comm., B.Arch., OAA, is the Registrar at the Ontario Association of Architects in Toronto, Ontario.

Naomi Minja, M.Arch, Architect, AAA, FRAIC, is the Regional Manager Project Management - Public Services and Procurement Canada Western Region in Edmonton, Alberta and former Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Architects and former Director of Communications for DIALOG.

Rowley Mossip, MBA, AOCA, B.E.S (Arch), is Principal at Innovia Partners in Toronto, a management consultant with a focus on architecture, engineering and related businesses.

Barbara Nicholson, B. Arch., AANB retired in 2019 as Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Property Development at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

Justin Perdue, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC is a Principal at HDR Architecture Associates Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario.

Stephen Pope, OAA, FRAIC, Associate ASHRAE, is the Sustainability Consultant at CSV Architects Inc., in Ottawa, providing design decision support in building science, and energy modelling for whole buildings and building assemblies.

Bruce Raber, M.Arch, AAA Life Member, AIBC retired architect, practiced 40 years with a focus on Healthcare.

Gordon Richards, B.Arch., Architect AIBC, FRAIC, is a Senior Consultant with Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd. in Vancouver, BC.

Jason Robbins, M.Arch., MAA, MRAIC, is the Principal of JC Robbins Architecture, an advocate architecture practice based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Leonard Rodriques, B. Arch., M.Arch.A.S., M.C.P., AIBC, AAA, FRAIC, is a principal with Thinkspace Architecture Planning Interior Design with offices in Surrey and Kelowna, BC, and Edmonton, Alberta, and a member of the AAA Practice Advisory Committee.

Basima Roshan,, CPA, MBA, is a management consultant with Innovia Partners, specializing in the AEC sector, in Toronto, Ontario.

Andre Sherman, D. Arch. D., B. Arch., OAA is a sole practitioner Architect based in Toronto, Ontario.

Terrence Smith-Lamothe, M. Arch., MRAIC, NSAA is the Principal at Architech, Ltd. with an office in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ariel Thomas is a lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, practicing copyright law.

Stephanie Helen Tremblay, M. Arch., OAQ, LEED BD+C AP, PMP, is a project manager in the public service and is based in Montréal, Québec.

Henry Tsang, B.Sc.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., OAQ, MRAIC, is an architect and assistant professor in the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, based in Alberta.

Abhay Vaid, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, PMP is Director of V.A. Architect Inc. with office in Mississauga, Ontario.


Original contributors for the First Edition (1999)

(as printed in the First Edition)

Douglas K. Allen, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is a partner in Allen & Sherriff, Inc. with offices in Richmond Hill, Ontario and Mississauga, Ontario.

Gordon Archibald is a lawyer and an associate at NelliganPower, in Ottawa, Ontario, practising in the area of business law with special emphasis on the needs of technology companies.

John Bobaljik, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is the Practice Advisor at the Ontario Association of Architects, in Toronto, Ontario.

Paule Boutin, B.Arch., OAQ, is a sole practitioner based in Montréal, Québec.

Anthony Butler, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is a sole practitioner based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Richard Coulombe, B.Arch., M.Sc., OAQ, MPMI, is an architect and project management professional in Scéno Plus (experts in theatre and entertainment projects) in Montréal, Québec and also is a consultant in project management.

John G. Davies, B.Arch., C.Arb., OAA, MRAIC, is President of John G. Davies, Architect, Incorporated, based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Peter Dobbing, B.Arch., MRAIC, FCSC, RSW, is a retired architect and a Life Member of Construction Specifications Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Thomas Emodi, B.Arch., M.E.S., NSAA, RAIC, is principal of Thomas Emodi: Architect operating in Canada and Australia, and a professor and the Dean of Faculty of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Michael A. Ernest, MAIBC, is the Director of Professional Services of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Martin Gerskup, B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is principal of the building science firm, Best Consultants, and sole practitioner, Martin Gerskup Architect, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Daniel B. Goodspeed, B.Arch., NSAA, MRAIC, is a partner in Kassner/Goodspeed Architects, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Charles Hazell, B.Arch., OAA, is a partner at Taylor/Hazell Architects Ltd. (1992), Architects and Restoration Consultants, in Toronto, Ontario.

Lloyd A. Hilgers, B.A., M.Arch., MBA, OAA, MRAIC, is a partner in Murphy Hilgers Architects Inc. of Toronto, Ontario.

Jon Hobbs, B.Arch., M.Pl., OAA, MRAIC, is currently the Advisor, Professional Services, for the National Practice Program and the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils, in Ottawa, Ontario.

François Hogue, B.Arch., M.Sc., is a staff architect with Desnoyers Mercure & associés based in Montréal, Québec.

Allen N. Humphries, B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, is an employee of Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden Partnership in Toronto, Ontario and owner of Aleph 5, a consulting company.

Robert Lacoste, B.Arch., OAQ, MRAIC, is a partner in the firm Fichten Soiferman et Associés, architectes in Montréal, Québec.

Rick Linley, M.Arch., MAA, MRAIC, PMP, is a principal and Quality System Manager with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Terry Mager, MAIBC, MRAIC, is a director in Pacific Architectural Group Inc., in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vivian Manasc, MBA, MRAIC, is principal of Manasc Isaac Architects and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary.

Dorothy Mazeau, OAA, MRAIC, is President of Allen Mazeau Associates, in Bolton, Ontario, a firm offering development services, with a focus on community development.

Robert J. McCrea, B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is a sole practitioner based in Toronto, Ontario.

Peter McLaren, B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is a shareholder and associate principal of Dunlop Farrow Inc. Architects and is based in the DFA Toronto office.

David Molyneux, D.Arch., RIBA, OAA, works as a development consultant with CB Richard Ellis and also provides design-build services as David Molyneux Architect, in Toronto, Ontario.

John A. Neilson, MAIBC, FRAIC, is principal of John A. Neilson Architects Inc., Victoria, British Columbia and Past President (1998-99) of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

David Northcote, B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is a senior associate in Reich + Petch Architects Inc. based in Toronto, Ontario and a Vice President of Reich + Petch Design International with offices in Toronto, Ontario and London, England.

Robert Northcott, B.Arch., NSAA, is a partner in Lydon Lynch Architects Limited based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hershel B. Okun, B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is a sole practitioner and President of Okun Architect Inc., in Toronto, Ontario.

Richard O’Reilly is a lawyer and a partner at NelliganPower, in Ottawa, Ontario, practising in the areas of business law and commercial real estate.

Gilbert Paré, M.Arch., OAQ, is a sole practitioner in Montréal, Québec, specializing in architectural translation and writing.

Stephen F. Pope, B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, is a sole practitioner in Ottawa, Ontario.

Jak G.P. Redenbach, B.Sc., B.Arch., MAIBC, MRAIC, AIA (Associate), practises architecture in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Roger Bruno Richard, B.A., B.Arch., M.Arch., OAQ, MRAIC, is Associate Professor and Director of the École d’architecture at the Université de Montréal in Montréal, Québec.

N. Gerald Rolfsen, B.Arch., M.Arch., D.Arch., MAIBC, FRAIC, is a principal in the consulting firm, The APRA Group Inc., in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Manfred Schulz, B.E.S., MBA, CMA, is the Chief Operating Officer for GBR Architects Limited in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

J. Brian Sim, B.A. (Hons), B.Arch., MAIBC, FRAIC, HON. FAIA, HON. FCARM, is a principal of Tielker Sim & Associates, Architecture, Planning and Interior Design in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jean-Luc Vadeboncoeur, B.Arch., OAQ, is a project manager and head of design studio at Les architectes Dupuis Dubuc et associés, in Montréal, Québec.

Grant Van Iderstine, B.Arch., MAA, MRAIC, is a principal with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated, a multi-disciplinary A/E firm based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

John R. White, B.E.S., M.Arch., MAA, MRAIC, works as a senior architect with Public Works and Government Services Canada providing in-house architectural services to Parks Canada, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.