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Jon Hobbs
Executive Director
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Jon Hobbs is currently the Executive Director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the national professional association for architects in Canada . Jon is from Peterborough, Ontario and was educated at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario (Masters of Planning); at Liverpool University (exchange student); and he received his Bachelors of Architecture from Tulane University.

Following architectural internship in Kingston and Ottawa , Jon returned to Peterborough where he established a small 8 person practice. There he won a couple of design awards and served on Council and as a Vice President of he Ontario Association of Architects. He was also a founding member of the Trent Society of Architects, a society of the OAA. After selling his firm he relocated briefly to western Canada where he consulted for Parks Canada and a Calgary firm specializing in institutional work.  In 1996 he relocated to Ottawa as the head of the CCAC (Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils) and also acted as the national Practice Advisor. In this latter role he acted as Editor-in-chief for the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects. In 2000 he became Executive Director of the RAIC. Jon was a founding member of the Canada Green Building Council.

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