The Architectural Institute of British Columbia is an independent, professional self-regulatory body established in 1920 by provincial statute: the Architects Act.
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia regulates the profession of architecture on behalf of the public.
Building public confidence and excellence in architectural practice.
- Inclusive: Providing equal opportunity and supportive of diversity
- Proactive: Providing collaborative and innovative leadership
- Open: Supporting responsibility, accountability and transparency
- Ethical: Behaving with integrity and professionalism
- Service-Oriented: Providing responsive, resourceful and effective service
What we do
The AIBC provides a range of regulatory and outreach programs and services to serve the public, as well as programs and support for architects and other AIBC registrants.
Registration and Licensing
Compliance and Enforcement
Outreach and Education
The AIBC is responsible for registering architects, three classes of associates, honorary members as well as firms and temporary licencees.
There are currently over 1,900 Architects AIBC, over 100 architectural technologists, about 200 retired architects as well as 600 intern architects, 25 Honorary Members of the AIBC, 900 architectural firms and 45 temporary licencees for a total of close to 3,800 members and other registrants.