The AIBC invites you to attend the 2018 Annual Conference – Spaces Between from May 7 to 9, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. This year’s conference will explore the many interpretations of Spaces Between – where ideas that are seemingly opposed connect, where negative space encourages thoughtful design, and where innovation, technology and materiality meet.
Keynote Presentation by Charles Walker RIBA CEng MIStructE
The AIBC is delighted to announce that Charles Walker, Director of world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, will kick off this year’s conference. A registered architect with the Royal Institute of British Architects, Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and a Chartered Engineer, Charles has worked on projects such as the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Danjiang Bridge and the New Beijing Airport Terminal.
Charles will speak to his work with Zaha Hadid Architects – a leading international firm which is known for its innovation and pushing the boundaries of architectural design – in relation to this year’s conference theme of Spaces Between, as well as provide a critical evaluation of modern-day architecture.
Charles joined Zaha Hadid Architects in early 2007. Previously, he was Associate Director at Ove Arup and Partners, where he co-founded with then Vice Chairman Cecil Balmond the Advanced Geometry Unit, specializing in geometrically complex structures. Prior to that, Charles was Director at boutique engineers Atelier One LTD.
He studied architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and then obtained a post graduate degree in structural engineering studies in London at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Charles is also the Head of Programme in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. He has lectured at several architectural and engineering schools throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.
Early Bird Registration Now Open!
Don’t miss out – early bird rates are only available until March 31, 2018! For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the 2018 AIBC Annual Conference website.
About the Conference
The largest convergence of its kind in British Columbia, which runs over three days, the conference offers stimulating plenary sessions, intimate seminars, panel discussions and evening gatherings, all hosted at British Columbia’s flagship convention centre – Vancouver Convention Centre West. AIBC’s 99th Annual Meeting will also take place during the conference.
Delegates can earn up to 15 Learning Units (LUs), in preparation for the June 30, 2018 CES deadline.
For more information about the conference and registration rates, please visit conference.aibc.ca.