The Discipline Notice publishes findings and admissions of unprofessional conduct by AIBC registrants.
As the regulator of the architectural profession in British Columbia, the AIBC establishes, monitors and enforces standards of ethical and professional conduct for all AIBC registrants: architects, architectural firms, associates, and temporary licensees. More information is available on the AIBC’s professional conduct webpage and in the Architects Act, the AIBC Bylaws, and the AIBC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
All discipline findings and admissions are published in accordance with the AIBC’s publication guidelines and AIBC Bylaw 36.20.
AIBC Disciplinary Decisions
Jessie Arora Architect AIBC and DF Architecture Inc. made admissions by way of a consensual resolution agreement that they breached certain AIBC Bylaws and associated council rulings by:
- providing architectural services on a project, including initiating inquiries with an authority having jurisdiction, prior to being retained (AIBC Bylaws 34.10 and council ruling (b));
- not confirming the terms and conditions of engagement in a written agreement with his client (AIBC Bylaws 34.10 and council ruling (d)*); and
- failing to demonstrate there was an architect who had direct knowledge and supervisory control of the architectural services on the project, including making proposals of service and representations to the client on behalf of DF Architecture Inc. (AIBC Bylaw 34.1 and council ruling (b)).
*Note: Effective October 2019, council ruling (d) was removed. The requirement to not provide architectural services until a client-architect agreement has been confirmed is now found in Bylaw 28.0.
The facts and terms of this consensual resolution agreement were acknowledged and agreed to by Mr. Arora Architect AIBC and the AIBC, and approved by the Consensual Resolution Review Panel on June 7, 2021.
Further information about the AIBC’s professional conduct and disciplinary processes, including current disciplinary decisions and remedial recommendations, and how to file a complaint, can be found on the AIBC Professional Conduct webpage.
The AIBC also publishes recent summaries of illegal practice resolutions involving individuals and companies not registered with the AIBC, which can be found on the AIBC Illegal Practice webpage.