As set out in the Architects Act, a 15-member council governs the affairs of the Institute (see Governance Chart) (PDF). The Council consists of 10 elected architects; four persons (non-architects) appointed by the provincial government; and one appointee from the faculty of The University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Council elections are held every year in conjunction with the AIBC Annual Meeting. Elected terms are for two-year periods (five positions become available in each election year). Following the annual meeting, council selects its officers for the year.
Under the Architects Act, the AIBC Council appoints an Architect AIBC as the registrar. The registrar is a non-voting officer of council. In addition, and by tradition, AIBC Council may invite liaisons to assist in an advisory, non-voting capacity.
A Code of Conduct (PDF) provides guidance to all elected and appointed individuals who assist the AIBC with its internal and external governance and regulation mandate.