Jasmine McRorie, Waterloo Architecture Student, is awarded a Certificate of Merit for her essay titled "My Neighbourhood is Normal" from the 2022 RAIC International Prize Scholarship
The RAIC received 75 eligible scholarship entries in both English and French from students enrolled in, or recently graduated from Canada’s 12 accredited schools of architecture as well as students at the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University and the RAIC Syllabus Program.
Jasmine McRorie’s essay, “My Neighbourhood is Normal,” tells a story of the 120-year-old Normal School building in London, Ontario, and of the tenacious community-engaged process of preserving its heritage and the beautifully normal life its architecture supported.
As McRorie writes, “This old, abandoned building transformed into a community space because the neighbourhood never gave up on it. This not a one-off miracle story, many communities have started to reclaim their history… After all, my community is just like any other. My neighborhood is normal.”
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