As a self-governing professional organization, the AIBC has been empowered by the provincial government to establish, monitor, and enforce standards of conduct and ethics for its member architects, firms, associates and temporary licensees. These standards are documented in the AIBC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Making a complaint
If you believe a registrant of the AIBC (architect, firm, associate or temporary licensee) has behaved in an unprofessional manner, contravened the Architects Act or bylaws or otherwise is incompetent or unfit to practice, you can make a complaint to the AIBC.
The AIBC’s Professional Conduct Process (PDF) requires complaints to be made in writing and to adequately describe the circumstances and specific allegations of unprofessional conduct. (The AIBC does not, in most cases, investigate complaints made anonymously or those failing to reasonably identify a specific Bylaw breach.)
The AIBC strives to ensure that both the complainants and those registrants under investigation are treated with respect and fairness throughout the course of such a complaint. The AIBC’s professional conduct process is designed to protect the parties’ right to a full and impartial review, and to incorporate the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness.
For more information about what information the AIBC needs in order to investigate a complaint, please consult the AIBC Professional Conduct Complaint Form (PDF), or contact the AIBC’s Professional Conduct Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.683.8588 x 310.
- AIBC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (PDF)
- Rules for the Professional Conduct Process (PDF) | Note: As of August 2016, the Rules for the Professional Conduct Process were replaced by AIBC Bylaws 37.0 through 37.42. New procedural rules authorized by these bylaws are in development. Readers should refer to the bylaws (PDF).
- AIBC Professional Conduct Complaint Form (PDF)
Gayle Roberts, Professional Conduct Officer at email@example.com or 604.683.8588 x 310.