The RAIC is looking for volunteers to participate on the Editorial Board for the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects, 3rd Edition. An overview of the opportunity, including responsibilities and expectations, can be found below. For further information, please visit the RAIC website.
Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects, 3rd Edition Editorial Board
Term: Anticipated term of 24 Months
Compensation: Travel, Accommodation, Honorarium
Application Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
Information and Contact: Donald Ardiel, Director, Practice Support, RAIC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-241-3600, ext.202
The Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects (“the CHOP”) is created and published by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) with the support of the 11 provincial and territorial regulators of the architectural profession in Canada. Changes in expectations, technology and the design/construction industry landscape require that the CHOP be updated to reflect best practices in contemporary architectural services delivery.
The provincial regulators and the RAIC are seeking experienced architects to participate on the CHOP Editorial Board.
The responsibilities of the Editorial Board include:
- Reviewing and analyzing feedback about the current use of the CHOP and recommendations for the 3rd Edition;
- Developing the initial table of contents for the 3rd edition;
- Supporting the Editor-in-Chief in recruitment of subject matter experts;
- Reviewing content generated by contracted subject matter experts and providing editorial comment;
- Reach a consensus on the final draft of all content;
- Authorize the release of content for formatting, graphic design, and multi-platform delivery; and
- Prepare a lessons-learned report.
The membership of the editorial Board is comprised of:
- Seven architects, ideally geographically representative, and include at least three architects who are in professional practice;
- One representative of a Canadian School of Architecture who is licensed/registered to practice in a Canadian jurisdiction;
- RAIC Director of Practice Support filling the role of non-voting Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor.
The members of the Editorial Board will be expected to make their involvement in the Board a high priority. There will be considerable volumes of material to read, review, and provide both summary and detailed comment. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable turnaround time for member input; however, Editorial Board members must commit to meet timelines.
Application Submission and Contact Information
If shaping the practice of architecture in Canada appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Your application should include a letter of interest stating why you are an optimal candidate, experience in writing and editing technical documents, and depth and breadth of knowledge about architectural practice in Canada. As well, please include a recent CV.
Applications should be forwarded by Friday, November 10, 2017 to Donald Ardiel, Director, Practice Support, RAIC, email@example.com, 613-241-3600, ext. 202.