- The AIBC Future of Architecture Task Force was created in July 2019 with the mandate to support the development of a national architectural policy led by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities. The national initiative, called Rise for Architecture, is organized into four broad themes which form the structure for the discussion of architecture in Canada: Place, People, Prosperity, and Potential. Learn more about the initiative here.
- Supporting the next generation! The AIBC provides a selection of scholarships and bursaries for individuals pursuing a career as an architect or architectural technologists. Recently, the Institute expanded the program with the creation of a new scholarship and two new bursaries, as well as provided additional funding to support existing scholarships. In total, there is more than $30,000 available annually.
AIBC President Ian R. McDonald Architect AIBC and UBC SALA Associate Professor John Bass Architect AIBC congratulate 2018 AIBC Medal recipient Sébastien Roy.
- Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of women registered as architects in the province, leading to more balanced gender representation in the profession. This is particularly evident in the under 40 category, and amongst new registrants. Women represent nearly a third of newly registered architects with the AIBC. In addition, more than 40 percent of those seeking registration in British Columbia through the Internship in Architecture Program are women. These increases over the years indicate a positive trend for the profession.
- The AIBC 2019-2023 Strategic Plan was published in February 2019, setting the Institute’s strategic priorities and direction for the next five years. Regulating the profession of architecture in the interest of the public underpins the entire plan, ensuring that all strategies and initiatives support this practice. Learn more about what the next five years hold for the Institute here.