The 2018 Induction and Retirement Ceremony took place on June 5, 2018 at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business. This annual event hosted by the AIBC welcomes new members and commends those who are retiring.
The 2018 Ceremony began with the procession of the inductees and opening remarks from Baldwin Hum Architect AIBC, Chair of the Registration Board and Julie Verville Architect AIBC, member of the Registration Board, who were both the emcees for the evening. Danica Djurkovic, AIBC Council President, was then welcomed to the stage. She extended council’s best wishes to the retirees and inductees, encouraging them to be actively involved with the Institute as they both embark on their respective next chapters.
Since the ceremony last year, the AIBC has welcomed 174 new members approved for registration. Many of whom were at the ceremony, and who crossed the stage as Architects AIBC with their fellow inductees. It was a truly celebratory occasion, including some on-stage selfies with AIBC Registrar Gordon Richards!
There are many ways to become registered with the AIBC. Of the new members, more than 70 registered through the Intern Architect Program. Nine registered through the alternative qualifications process available under section 37 of the Architects Act, demonstrating they met the stringent competency-based certification standards of equivalency to the education, experience and examinations required for registration as architects in B.C. And finally, over 90 of the new members obtained registration through reciprocal registration agreements with other provinces or states.
We asked newly registered members to share what joining the profession of architecture meant to them. Matthew Zheng Architect AIBC responded with his thoughts:
“Architecture is an attractive synthesis of sense and sensibility. It gives me a wide angle to experience space, behavior of people, the environment, material, and the respective relationship of each. Architect is not just a professional job title for me. It provides me with a chance to discover and become familiar with the local community, especially as an immigrant.”
To all new members, we warmly welcome you to architectural practice in B.C.