- The AIBC publishes its first monthly newsletter in April of 1969: “This is the first in the new series of monthly “newsletters” which is being sent to all members of the AIBC.” The AIBC’s newsletter is still distributed today. Although the look and layout is very different compared to the original version, it’s purpose is still to provide information on Institute happenings, regulatory updates and industry news.
- In 1965, construction begins on the first tower of Downtown Vancouver’s Bentall Centre office complex.
- Murray Polson, FRAIC, becomes the new executive director of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
- Project 200, a multi-million dollar waterfront redevelopment program is introduced to the Vancouver City Council in 1966. Among other things, it included replacing most of Gastown’s oldest buildings (including Waterfront Station) with modernist concrete office towers and retail space, along with the construction of a freeway on Vancouver’s waterfront and parking lots to accommodate the predicted increase in traffic.
- 1960 photo of Kelowna City Hall:
(Kelowna City Hall, Flickr)