Festival of Architecture 2018 - May 30 – June 2, Saint John, New Brunswick

Online registration will be available February 2018.

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Keynote Speakers

Architect, historian, cultural proponent and emcee of the Presidents' Dinner and Awards Gala, John Leroux has worked at award-winning architecture firms in Toronto, Atlanta, and Fredericton, and was selected to be a team member in Canada’s entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. He has won numerous awards for architectural and public art projects throughout Canada, and has taught at St. Thomas University, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design and the University of New Brunswick, where he is currently an instructor and designer-in-residence in the engineering department.

John Leroux

Key Note address of the Fellows Convocation, Diébédo Francis Kéré founded Kéré Architecture in 2005 in Berlin. He was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso and trained at the Technical University of Berlin. His architectural practice has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards, among them the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first building, a primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso. Projects undertaken by Kéré span countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Germany and Switzerland and he has taught internationally including at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Diébédo Francis Kéré

Foundation Luncheon keynote speaker Odile Decq is an award-winning French architect, urban planner and academic. Founder of the Paris firm, Studio Odile Decq, her portfolio ranges from art galleries and museums to social housing and infrastructure. Notable projects include the Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in Rennes, the Cargo incubator building in Paris and the Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum in Nanjing, China. Her accolades are numerous. In 1996, she received the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennial. 

Odile Decq

Presidents' Welcome


"It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to join us from the 30th of May until the 2nd of June to celebrate “Ports and Portals: Getting There from Here” this year’s theme for our annual Festival of Architecture."

Michael Cox, FRAIC, RAIC President

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"Being a historic port and the oldest incorporated city in Canada, Saint John embraces the importance of its past while building into the future."

Donald C. Sterritt, FRAIC, AANB President

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May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick

About Us

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.

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For general information, please contact us at:

  • festival@raic.org 
  • 1-844-856-RAIC ext 200
  • 613-241-3600
  • 330-55 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3