Donald Ardiel

I am an architect, educator, and project manager. Following 30 years in architectural practice and teaching, I assumed the positions of Director of Practice Support and the Director of Syllabus at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Ottawa, Canada in 2016. In this role I was editor of A Guide to Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect 2nd Edition (2019) and the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects (CHOP) 3rd Edition (2020).

In addition to architectural practice, I have been an instructor and workshop leader in project and practice management. I have enjoyed my time serving in many volunteer roles including as councilor for the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). As an education consultant, I have provided curriculum development and instructional design services to post-secondary institutions and professional associations.

I received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University in 1987 and a Master of Distance Education from Athabasca University in 2008. I have been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1992 and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008.

Continued commitment to the architectural profession through volunteer work keeps me sharp and engaged, serving with the OAA, Canadian Architectural Certification Board’s (CACB) Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects (BEFA) program and the RAIC Syllabus Program.