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RAIC CHAPTERS
create a stronger
voice for architects
in their communities
By Eva Schacherl

C

arrie Smart, AIBC MRAIC LEED AP, a
Victoria-based consulting architect,
says it's been refreshing to work
with Grade 8 students to give them
a taste of what architects do and why ideas
about the built environment matter.
"They found it exciting to see the
breadth of what we do and the problem
solving aspects of the job. They're learning
that we are project coordinators, leaders,
and involved in all aspects of construction -

not just designing pretty ideas," says Smart.
As the Chair of the BC Chapter and the
Victoria Network of the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada (RAIC), she's been on
the forefront of efforts to advocate for
the profession and educate the public
about its role.
The Architecture in Schools program
grew out of "a natural desire from the
profession to give back to youth, but also
to learn from youth," according to Smart.

Students have been able to interact with
architects weekly, visit building sites and
architectural offices and develop their own
ideas. Classroom supplies and sketchbooks
were donated by the RAIC and local
architectural firms.
Smart believes that architects have a
responsibility to weigh in on issues like
climate change and that this can happen
when they join their voices together
through the RAIC. "As a single architect,



The Right Angle Journal - Spring 2020

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