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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre by MELONIE FULLICK, Marketing and Communications Manager, RAIC and GIOVANNA BONIFACE, Chief Implementation Officer, RAIC S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 3 | 5 PERSPEC TIVE SEPTEMBER 2023 VOLUME 37 | NUMBER 3 PUBLISHER Dan Chapman 604.473.0316 EDITOR Natalie Bruckner SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Scott Laurie CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Robin Brunet Laurie Jones Stacey McLachlan SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES 604.299.2116 1.800.663.0518 CEO & GROUP PUBLISHER Ryan Benn GROUP VP, PUBLISHING & OPERATIONS Nina Wagner GROUP VP, FINANCE Conroy Ing, cpa, cma VP OF FINANCE Sonia Roxburgh, cpa, cga GROUP VP, EDUCATION & ADMINISTRATION Jane Griffiths VP OF HR & ADMINISTRATION Joy Ginete-Cockle VP OF SALES Anna Lee GROUP DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Devin Steinberg EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rick Thibert DIRECTOR OF CIRCULATION Tracy McRitchie ACCOUNTING Eileen Gajowski Terri Mason CIRCULATION Kelly Kalirai EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Hanna Dewar PUBLISHER EMERITUS Peter Legge, obc, lld. (hon) Award magazine is published four times a year by Canada Wide Media Limited. Head of fice: 130, 4321 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6S7. Phone 604.299.7311, Fax 604.299.9188. Send covers of undeliverable copies to address above. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40065475. © 2023. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Award is distributed to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, consulting engineers, specification writers, development companies and major construction companies throughout Western Canada and Ontario. For subscription information call 604.299.2116 or email: subscriptions@ National Library No. ISSN 1202-5925. Printed in Canada by Mitchell Press. Award magazine welcomes your letters, corporate announcements or company information. The statements, opinions and points of view expressed in articles published in this magazine are those of the authors and publication shall not be deemed to mean that they are necessarily those of the publisher, editor or Canada Wide Media Limited. The acceptance and publication of advertisement of products and services does not indicate endorsement of such products or services. The publishers cannot be held responsible for unsolicited manuscripts and photographs. A s a human crisis, climate change urgently requires solutions that will demand collaboration across all professions, sectors of the economy, and spheres of life. This is particularly important for the building sec- tor, which is one of Canada's highest carbon emitters. Reducing the environmental impact of buildings is vital – but what is the role of architects and architecture in imagining and creating a climate- resilient future? The RAIC Climate Action Engagement and Enablement Plan (CAEEP) builds on a series of resolutions, strategic actions, activities, and events hosted and/or convened by the RAIC that started in October 2019, with the Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Action on Climate and Ecological Health. The resolution, developed and sponsored by the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments (CORE), was the RAIC Board's commitment to develop a Climate Action Plan with a focus on educa- tion, advocacy, and practice. This resolution paved the way for the RAIC board to establish a Climate Action Plan Steering Committee and to embed climate action in the organizations' strategic priorities. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, the Climate Jam and Congress on Architecture events provided opportunities for discussion on climate action and architecture, and for advancing the CAEEP. This year, Congress 2023 will be the culmination of 18 months of work by the RAIC Climate Action Engagement and Enablement Plan Steering Committee, in collaboration with working groups that have been actively engaging Canada's architectural community in the development of the CAP. For the first time since the Congress on Architecture was launched, this year's event will take place in person – in Whistler, B.C. on October 2 to 3, 2023. The Congress includes three events over two days. On October 2, World Architecture Day, the RAIC Congress on Architecture will focus on informing the development of the Climate Action Plan. Framed by a conversation on Indigenous perspectives and ecological knowledges in relation to climate action, the day will also include a look at CAEEP engagement themes to-date and close with an interprofessional discussion focused on collaboration to accelerate action. This event takes place at the Squamish – Lil'wat Cultural Centre, designed by Formline Architecture (formerly Alfred Waugh Architect) in association with contract administration architect Ratio Architecture in 2008, which showcases the culture and history of the two First Nations communities in the Whistler area. Following this discussion, a World Architecture Day reception will be held in the evening of October 2 at the Audain Art Museum, designed by Patkau Architects and opened in 2016. Architect John Patkau and engineer Stuart Hood (Introba) will share insights on the architectural challenges, design development, and sustainability goals of the building in the context of the demanding mechanical and environmental require- ments for a museum. Lastly, this year presents a special opportunity – an open access Low-Carbon Education Workshop, which will take place on October 3 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. In collaboration with the Canada Green Building Council and supported by the Government of Canada, this architect-specific workshop was developed in collaboration with the RAIC's Low Carbon Education Advisory Group and key subject-mat- ter experts, and is part of the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program – a broader project to train and upskill the building design and construction workforce in low-carbon skills. The workshop is offered for free to archi- tects, landscape architects, interns, technologists, and students, and covers the following areas: 1. Climate Change Literacy Foundations 2. Climate-Responsive Design Foundations 3. Making the Case for Change 4. Integrative Design Thinking and Regenerative Design The aim of the RAIC's Climate Action Engagement and Enablement Plan process has been to foster a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue for the CAEEP, because everyone has a stake in the future. The more voices we include, the better we can adapt and respond to the impact of the climate crisis. There is still time to contribute to this process – you can join us in Whistler at Congress 2023 on October 2 to 3, and play your part in shaping a sustainable and resilient future. Registration is open until September 15, 2023. A Moving the RAIC Climate Action and Enablement Plan forward at Congress 2023 P H OTO G R A P H Y BY J US TA J E S KOVA /CO U RT E S Y TO U R I S M W H I S T L ER

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