Canadian Architectural Professionals Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Commit to Urgent and Sustained Action

Our interconnected crises of climate breakdown, ecological degradation, and societal inequity are the most serious issues of our time. The design, construction, and operation of our built environment accounts for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and pervasively impacts our societies and the health of the living systems that sustain us.

Building to support the intergenerational health of our communities and living systems will require rapid paradigm shifts in thought and action for everyone working in the design, construction, and procurement of our built environments. Together with our clients, collaborators, and communities, we need to develop our buildings, cities, and infrastructures as indivisible components of larger nested living systems – interconnected, resilient, and regenerative, now and for future generations.

The knowledge, research, and technologies exist for us to begin this transformation now. Through collective will and collaborative action, we will elevate, empower, and evolve our sustained action.

Accordingly, we commit to:

Towards this, we further commit to:

Join us in making this commitment by adding your organization to the signature form below.

We can design this now! Find out how

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Nos crises interdépendantes de dérèglement climatique, de dégradation écologique et d’inégalités sociales sont les problèmes les plus graves de notre époque. La conception, la construction et l’exploitation de notre cadre bâti sont responsables de près de 40 % des émissions de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) liées à l’énergie et elles ont des répercussions généralisées sur nos sociétés et la santé des systèmes vivants qui assurent notre viabilité.

Bâtir pour soutenir la santé intergénérationnelle de nos collectivités et de nos systèmes vivants exigera des changements rapides de paradigmes dans la pensée et dans l’action pour tous les intervenants qui travaillent dans la conception, la construction et l’approvisionnement de nos cadres bâtis. De concert avec nos clients, nos collaborateurs et les membres de nos collectivités, nous devons réaliser des bâtiments, des villes et des infrastructures en tant que composantes indivisibles de systèmes vivants plus grands et imbriqués – interdépendants, résilients et régénératifs, dès maintenant, et pour les générations futures.

Les connaissances, la recherche et les technologies existantes nous permettent de commencer cette transformation dès maintenant. Avec une volonté commune et une action collaborative, nous renforcerons notre action soutenue, nous la doterons des moyens nécessaires et nous la ferons évoluer.

En conséquence, nous nous engageons à :

À ces fins, nous nous engageons également à :

Nous pouvons le faire dès le maintenant. Voyez comment.

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Founding signatories:

Alison Brooks Architects, Architects DCA, Canadian Architect, Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects, DIALOG, Diamond Schmitt Architects, EVOQ Architecture, FORM Studio Architects, HCMA Architecture + Design, Human Studio Architecture + Urban Design, KPMB Architects, Larigakis Architecture, Lateral Agency, Local Practice Architecture + Design, L’OEUF (L'Office de l'éclectisme urbain et fonctionnel), MASS Design Group, MGA Michael Green Architecture, MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects), Montgomery Sisam Architects, OMB (office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers), Passive House Canada, Perkins and Will Canada, Prairie Architects, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Shim Sutcliffe Architects, Solterre Inc, Sustainable Architecture for a Healthy Planet (Paul Dowsett Architecture).

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To sign, organizations must have approval from their leadership team. (Approval will be sought via this email before name is added to the declaration).

Please note that the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada web site www.raic.org provides a link to this declaration as well as information about related activities and opportunities for member engagement.


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AECOM Canada Architects Inc AEDIFICA Alison Brooks Architects Alterativ Design Lab ANNA VOINESKOS ARCHITECT INC Architects DCA Arup (AAC Inc.) Ask for a Better World Athabasca University RAIC Centre for Architecture Atlas 365 Incorporated B+H Architects Beaupré Michaud et Associés, Architectes benjamin rankin OAQ Brook McIlroy C + L Architecture Inc. Canadian Architect Carrie Smart, Architect AIBC, MRAIC Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects CARTA. Atelier d’architecture Cerebral Design Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc. Chernoff Thompson Architects North Conserve Architecture Inc. Construction Specifications Canada Coolearth Architecture inc. Cornerstone Architecture Inc Council for Canadian Urbanism CS&P Architects Day 2 Architecture DFS Inc. DIALOG Diamond Schmitt Architects Diana Studer (HDR) dpai architecture inc DPO architecture DTAH Dubbeldam Architecture + Design dys architecture ekm Architecture Engage Architecture Inc. ERA Architects Inc EVOQ Architecture FaulknerBrowns Architects FORM Studio Architects Fotenn Planning + Design Francl Architecture Inc. Gabriel Fain Architects Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd. Groupe ARC Design Habit Studio HCMA Architecture + Design HDR Hello Architecture Inc. Heman Shih Architect Inc. Henriquez Partners Architects Henry Downing Architects Henry Tsang Architect HOK HOSNA DABAGHI/ETOD INC Hotson Architecture Human Studio Architecture + Urban Design i4architecture Ilana Judah, AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, CHPD in situ atelier d'architecture Invizij Architects Jacob Allderdice, OAA, LEED AP Jarsky Jay Boyce - Architect AAA, AIBC | MRAIC | WELL AP Joanne Perdue, MRAIC jodoin lamarre pratte architectes John Bass Jon Hobbs, Architect Kathy Porter Kees Lokman Keystone Architecture Kollectif KPMB Architects L'Abri architecture Lalande + Doyle Architects Inc. Lanefab Design / Build Larigakis Architecture Lat49 Architecture Inc. Lateral Agency Latreille Architectural Photography Lemay LGA Architectural Partners Lisa Landrum, FRAIC, University of Manitoba Local Practice Architecture + Design LWPAC L’OEUF (L'Office de l'Eclectisme Urbain et Fonctionnel) MacKneson Design Inc Manasc Isaac Architects MASS Design Group McGill University School of Architecture Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes MGA Michael Green Architecture MIZA Architects Inc. MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) MLS Architectes Inc Monteyne Architecture Works Inc. Montgomery Sisam Architects Moriyama & Teshima Architects MOSS SUND inc MTBA Associates Inc NEUF architect(e)s Number TEN Architectural Group Oceanside Design OMB (office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers) Parks Canada Agency (Sonia Zouari) passive house 43 Architecture Passive House Canada Patrick R. Stewart Architect PERCH architecture Perkins and Will Canada Prairie Architects Principle Architecture Public City Architecture Quadrangle RDA (Radcliffe Design Associates Inc.) RDH Architects Inc. Red Studio Inc. Architects Rockside Campbell Design Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Salem Architecture Sanam Samanian Sarah Lee Architect Scientific Architecture Inc. Shannon Bassett (McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University) Shannon Ross Architecte SHAPE Architecture Inc Shim Sutcliffe Architects Skin + Bones Building Design Workshop SLA (Stephane Laroye Architect Inc.) Solares Architecture Solterre Inc. Standard Practice Studio Balcaen Kwan Architecture and Design Studio DO Architecture and Interiors Studio Intersekt Inc. Studio Intersekt Inc. studioCANOO supernatural design collective Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet (Paul Dowsett Architecture) SvN Architects + Planners Tandem Architecture Écologique Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design Taylor Smyth Architects Teeple Architects Inc. Terri Boake The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc The Colborne Architectural Group Pacific Inc. Thomson Architecture, Inc. Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. Urban Arts Architecture Urban Strategies Inc. Vancouver Special Vera Architecture Inc. Vincent Leclerc architecte inc Wallman Architects Waterloo Architecture Waymark Architecture Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Williamson Williamson WORKS OFFICE of Brian O'Brian Architect WZMH ZARATÉ + LAVIGNE architectes ZAS Architects ZASA ZGF Architects Inc.
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