As a regulator of the profession of architecture in British Columbia, the AIBC is responsible for receiving and investigating two types of complaints:
Any member of the public can make a complaint if they are concerned that a registrant of the AIBC (architect, firm, associate or temporary licensee) has behaved in an unprofessional manner, contravened the Architects Act or AIBC Bylaws (PDF), or otherwise is incompetent or unfit to practice.
See our Professional Conduct page for details on how to file a complaint.
Under the Architects Act, only registered architects and associates are permitted by law to provide architectural services or represent themselves as architects or other registrants in BC. Anyone can report a possible infraction of the Act that involves misrepresentation and the illegal practice of architecture.
See our Illegal Practice page for details on how to file a complaint.