June 8th, 2023

Kanika Kaushal Honoured with College of Fellows Centennial Fund Award

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mcCallumSather is excited to congratulate Kanika Kaushal who was awarded the esteemed College of Fellows Centennial Fund from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) on June 7. This prestigious award, generously supported by Members of the College of Fellows and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, recognizes Kanika’s outstanding contributions to the architectural profession and her exceptional leadership in spearheading the Society of South Asian Architects (SOSA) in Canada.

The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects was established to support deserving interns or intern architects, or groups of interns/intern architects, who strive to promote the value and image of the architectural profession. The jury, comprised of esteemed professionals including Stuart Howard (Chair, RAIC Foundation), Brian Hall (Vice Chair, RAIC Foundation), and Diarmuid Nash (Trustee, RAIC Foundation), selected Kanika Kaushal as this year’s deserving recipient.

Kanika Kaushal is a Senior Professional, Heritage Specialist and Project Manager with mcCallumSather. As a licensed Architect from New Delhi, India and Intern Architect with the OAA, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the architectural community. Her exemplary work as a senior heritage professional and project manager has left an indelible mark on the field. However, it is her role as the co-founder and Director of Public Relations at the Society of South Asian Architects (SOSA) in Canada that garnered particular recognition from the jury.

SOSA, established in 2021, serves as a platform for South Asian architects, designers, and students to connect, collaborate, and showcase their contributions in the field of architecture and design in Canada. Kanika’s visionary leadership and dedication to SOSA have been instrumental in enhancing the visibility of South Asian professionals and fostering a sense of belonging within the architectural community.

Through her role at SOSA, Kanika has built positive connections with local architectural organizations, designers, and students. Her efforts in increasing awareness of SOSA within South Asian communities have been instrumental in creating a supportive network for professionals in the field. By emphasizing the value of diversity, Kanika has championed the idea that architecture thrives when it embraces different perspectives and experiences.

Kanika Kaushal’s commitment to architectural excellence, combined with her leadership in promoting diversity through SOSA, exemplifies the values upheld by the RAIC. The College of Fellows Centennial Fund Award acknowledges Kanika’s exceptional contributions and serves as a testament to her dedication and influence within the architectural community.