The Architectural Institute of British Columbia Turns 100
Through the powers vested in the British Columbia Architects Act, the Architectural Institute of B.C. was incorporated in April 1920. An annual meeting was held that same year, making May 6, 2019, the AIBC’s 100th Annual Meeting. This significant milestone kicked off the AIBC’s centenary year.
For the past 100 years, the AIBC has regulated the profession of architecture in British Columbia.
But what exactly does it mean “to regulate”? It means the AIBC ensures that, in the interest of the public, entry competencies and practice standards of the profession are established, maintained, and upheld. As with doctors, lawyers and many other licensed professionals who need to meet strict standards to practice, the same is true of architects.
The AIBC regulates the profession through providing services and programs that fall under the four pillars of regulation: registration & licensing; professional development; professional conduct & illegal practice; and public outreach.
We invite you to learn more about the AIBC – including a full overview of what we do and the services we provide – here.
Facts About B.C. Architecture and Self-Regulation
Over the past 100 years, there have been many important milestones and advancements in the regulation of the profession of architecture in B.C., as well as for the architectural community on a whole – the timeline below shares highlights of these achievements. On the first Thursday of each month, a new section of facts will be unveiled. These will also be featured in our monthly newsletter, Connected. By May 2020, we will have all 10 decades shared!
Come with us as we explore both the province’s rich architectural history, as well as the AIBC’s past, present and future.
Pre-1920 | The Path to Regulation
Commemorative Annual Report
This year’s Annual Report features a commemorative design and historical facts of interest from the last 100 years of regulation. Download a PDF.
On May 6, 2019, following the 100th Annual Meeting, the AIBC hosted a reception to kick-off the centenary year. Attendees had to opportunity to hear from a number of inspiring speakers, including: Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Janet Austin, OBC; Council President Danica Djurkovic Architect AIBC; dedicated AIBC volunteer Robyn Fenton Architect AIBC; and AIBC Scholarship winner and UBC student Sarah Klym. View photos of these events.
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