The $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture is inviting submissions for its third edition, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce.

The prize includes a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.  Each edition of the prize features a new piece by Wei Yew based on a unique interpretation of the Canadian landscape.

This unique international award, formerly known as the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, recognizes the power of great architecture to transform society.  In keeping with a focus on the social relevance of architecture, jurors will visit all finalist projects to see the buildings in use and appreciate their impact on society and human well-being.

The RAIC is accepting entries from architects anywhere in the world, of any nationality, until April 26, 2019. The buildings should be “inspired as well as inspiring” and reflect humanistic values of equality, respect, and inclusiveness. Projects should have been completed and in use for at least two years.

The winner is selected in an open, juried competition.

All submissions are due by April 26, 2019. The winner of the 2019 Prize will be announced on October 25, 2019, at a gala event in Toronto, Canada.