Are you an Architect AIBC who is looking to get more involved with your community? Do you want to shape the projects and policies affecting the built environment? Join a Municipal Advisory Design Panel.
The AIBC is looking for volunteers to serve on Municipal Advisory Design Panels (ADPs). ADPs provide valuable insight and feedback for projects, proposals and/or policies affecting a community’s physical environment. ADPs help ensure local governments, municipalities and districts responsible for design, urban planning and zoning decisions arrive at the most appropriate solutions which serve in the interest of the public.
The role of an ADP member is to give impartial, professional advice that will protect the public interest in matters relating to the physical environment.
If you are interested in applying please complete and submit the Advisory Design Panel Application Form (PDF).
There are several opportunities for architects to serve on the following Advisory Design Panels:
- City of Maple Ridge
- City of Nanaimo
- City of North Vancouver
- City of North Vancouver – Heritage
- City of Richmond
- City of Vancouver – Chinatown
- City of Vancouver – First Shaughnessy
- City of Victoria
- City of Pitt Meadows
- District of North Vancouver
- District of Oak Bay
- University Endowment Lands
If your preferred Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is not listed above, you can still submit an application anytime and identify up to three AHJs in which you are interested in serving. Applications are kept on file for consideration for a period of two years. ADP openings can occur at any time. Applicants who remain interested in serving on an ADP after the expiration of the two-year period are welcome and encouraged to reapply.
With the creation and implementation of Council Rules 7: Advisory Design Panels (PDF) and an update to Bulletin 65: Advisory Design Panels – Standards for Procedure and Conduct (PDF) in May 2017, the guidelines and requirements for serving on an ADP are clear and up-to-date. Potential applicants should familiarize themselves with these documents prior to submitting an application.
Questions relating to ADPs can be directed to Alexandra Kokol, Professional Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.