The AIBC invites Architects AIBC to submit an application to serve on a municipal advisory design panel (ADP). This is a great opportunity to get involved in your community and help shape the projects and policies affecting the built environment in British Columbia.
Serving on an ADP is an important and rewarding volunteer opportunity. In this role, architects can advise local governments on design, urban planning, and zoning matters. By contributing their expertise and knowledge, architects help municipalities in determining the best course of action and decisions, in the public interest.
The AIBC provides architect-member nominations to 30 different ADPs in British Columbia and are always looking for new volunteers to serve on these panels.
Details about the meeting schedules of each ADP are available in the Design Panel Meeting Matrix. Many ADPs are currently meeting remotely given the pandemic, which removes any additional commuting time. Detailed information about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the delivery of meetings can be found on each jurisdiction’s ADP webpage.
To apply, please submit your CV and a completed Advisory Design Panel Application Form to email@example.com. We are especially looking for architects interested in serving on panels in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island, but applications can be submitted at anytime for any ADP.
Applications remain valid for two years and anyone whose two-year application period has expired is encouraged to re-apply.
Updated Documents Now Available
The AIBC recently made updates to Bulletin 65: Advisory Design Panels: Standards for Procedure and Conduct as well as converted the ADP FAQs into an ADP Practice Guideline.
The updates provide further clarity to architects serving on ADPs as well as clearly outline the roles and responsibilities for any new architects who are considering submitting an application. Architects are encouraged to review these documents in detail.
For any questions related to ADPs, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.