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DIALOG Partner and Past Chair Jim Anderson Inducted to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada College of Fellows

April 2, 2024

Jim Anderson, DIALOG Partner and Past Chair, was welcomed into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) College of Fellows this past Tuesday, March 26.

A Fellow of the  RAIC  College  is a member of the RAIC who has achieved professional eminence or has provided distinctive service to the profession or community at large. Jim, along with 41 new Fellows, will be officially inducted to the RAIC College on May 16, 2024, at a convocation ceremony during the 2024 RAIC Conference on Architecture in Vancouver, BC.

Jim Anderson is an architect, partner, and past chair of DIALOG. While chair from 2015 to 2022, Jim was instrumental in stewarding a diverse and creative practice for collaborative interdisciplinary work throughout the five studios in Canada and the U.S. Under his leadership, DIALOG committed itself to the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment, became B Corp certified, and was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for five years in a row with Gold Standard designation.

As a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and an active member of the Ontario Association of Architects Discipline and Registration Committee, Jim is part of a global network of industry leaders shaping the future by advancing innovation and building capabilities across all disciplines. He is registered to practice in 9 provinces in Canada and in 17 U.S. states.

A diligent 25-year practitioner, Jim has managed large and complex project teams, including work in both the public and private sector. He has put DIALOG at the forefront of design practices designing for climate change, resilience, and long-term sustainability.

Durham Regional Police Service, a project Jim worked on.

Jim is an industry-wide thought leader, active as a member of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Corporate Advisory Council, assisting with the development and launch of the Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders. He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University School of Architecture, and in 2016 the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Congratulations, Jim, on this outstanding recognition, and thank you for all your contributions to the profession throughout the years.

See here for full list of new Fellows.

About RAIC
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a not-for-profit, national organization dedicated to representing architects and architecture since 1907. The RAIC is the only national voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada focused on providing Canada’s architectural community with the tools, resources, and education to elevate their practice. The RAIC is committed to showcasing how design enhances quality of life, while advocating for important issues of society through responsible architecture. The RAIC’s purpose is to create a better world for all by empowering Canada’s architectural community.