The AIBC believes in recognizing volunteers and other individuals who have made positive impacts in the profession of architecture or at the Institute. Awards are presented at a by-invitation appreciation ceremony held annually in the fall. Unfortunately, given COVID-19 restrictions, it was determined to not proceed with the awards in 2021. The AIBC hopes to return to regular operations in 2022 with a request for nominations and an in-person ceremony.
For more information about the AIBC Recognition Program, please contact Shawna Chilton at 604.305.2714 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Service Awards
AIBC Lifetime Achievement Award
This prestigious award, established in 2013, is intended to recognize current or former B.C. architects who have made exceptional, sustained and significant contributions to the profession of architecture and its public appreciation in the province through an outstanding, career-long body of work. Consideration will be given to those with notable work across an entire career generally greater than 25 years and may be bestowed posthumously.
AIBC Special Recognition Award (Formerly AIBC Special Certificate of Recognition)
This award was established by the AIBC Council specifically to recognize those individuals or firms who have made exceptional, sustained and significant contributions to the practice or profession of architecture through professional and/or pro bono activities.
The Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service
This award was established in honour of former MAIBC Barbara Dalrymple, a prominent Vancouver architect with a strong commitment to her profession and the community. It recognizes lifetime or exceptional contributions made by an Architect AIBC, other individual registrant or architectural firm, in the spirit of Barbara’s dedication to positive change and her legacy of professional and public service.
Volunteer Service Awards
In 2016, two new awards were introduced. These awards allow AIBC staff to nominate exceptional volunteers for recognition of their volunteer service to the Institute.
The AIBC Award for Lifetime Volunteer Achievement
This award recognizes volunteers who have donated countless hours to the AIBC and have contributed greatly to the organization’s success. It takes a legend to earn this prestigious award.
The CEO Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service
The CEO Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service recognizes AIBC volunteers who donate their time and expertise to a variety of organizational activities. These volunteers make exceptional contributions toward fulfilling the Institute’s mandate. It takes a dynamo to earn this award.
Council Service Recognition
These certificates acknowledge the selfless commitment of time, energy, and service contributed to the AIBC’s governing council, on behalf of the profession and in the public interest.