Register Additions

The institute is pleased to welcome to its ranks the following people who have been approved for registration by council at its March 8 meeting:


Patrick Blees (Minnesota)
Christopher Boldt
Terry Broomsgrove
John Etcher
Zihuan Lin
Matt Majeed (Ontario)
Tavis McAuley
Brad McTavish
Gregory Mottola (California)
David Norback (Alberta)
Glenn Roethlingshoefer
Liana Sipelis (Oregon)
Mark Travis

Intern Architects:

Ahmad Azizov
Kim Barnsley
Kathleen Busby
John Erana
Melissa Estable
Kenneth Kim
Zhiyang Mai
Jay Meyer
Hortensia Moreno
Peter Odegaard
Jennifer Uegama

Intern Architectural Technologists:

Trevor Emery
Marcello Scigliano

Electronic Publication of Disciplinary and Illegal Practice Matters

As part of ongoing efforts to communicate with members and associates electronically in order to reduce printing and mailing costs, the AIBC will be publishing disciplinary and illegal practice matters electronically as of March 1, 2011, by way of e-mailed PDF document. Members, associates and the public who wish to have “hard copies” of these records can still obtain them upon request. Since April 1, 2007, findings or admissions of unprofessional conduct have been published on the AIBC web site. Since June 2009, illegal practice resolutions have also been web published. That will continue. For questions or further information, please contact the Professional Conduct & Illegal Practice Department.

Thom Lutes  LL.B
Director – Professional Conduct & Illegal Practice


Deadline Extended – Call for Submissions: View From the Edge Exhibit

New Deadline: March 28, 2011 at 12:00 Noon

About View From the Edge: This exhibition will explore concepts and ideas related to the 2011 Festival of Architecture – an AIBC / Architecture Canada | RAIC partnership. The exhibit will illustrate ways in which the architectural profession continues to push envelopes and challenge norms. In this show, architects, designers and others will demonstrate the potential for architecture and design to change the way our communities are conceived and constructed, and to address societal needs and challenges, both today and into the future. Media will include presentation boards; models and other media may also be included.

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia invites submissions for its upcoming View From the Edge exhibit. This is an open call; any AIBC registrant may enter materials for display consideration. Given the nature of this exhibit, all AIBC registrant categories, including intern architects and students, are encouraged to take part. Subject matter is not limited to actualized projects; both completed and purely ideas-based representations are welcomed… Full Details Here

New Report: The Future for Architects?

A new study by Building Futures sets out to explore the future role of architects, asking: who will design our buildings in 2025; what roles will those trained in architecture be doing then; and how will architectural practice have changed as a result? Through a series of one-to-one interviews and round table sessions, the study aims to examine the breadth of those who shape the built environment: including traditional architects and those working in expanded fields of practice, as well as clients, consultants and contractors. The resulting speculations should be an opportunity for discussion and interrogation – an exploration of the imminent changes likely to affect the industry over the next 15 years. To access the report, go to


Heritage Vancouver – Tiki at the Waldorf

Heritage Vancouver invites you to  “An Evening of Tiki at the Waldorf”, featuring a guided tour, talk and complimentary Mai Tai at Vancouver’s historic Waldorf Hotel. Enjoy a journey back in time to the days of Polynesian splendour. Created at the very beginning of the 1950’2 Tiki craze, the Waldorf has one of the oldest surviving Tiki bars in North America, and one of the last original such establishments outside of the Hawaiian Islands. This nostalgic evening will begin with a presentation on Polynesian pop culture by Vancouver Heritage President Donald Luxton, exploring the social, cultural and architectural impacts of the Tiki movement on North America. Slip into your Hawaiian shirt, sip on a Mai Tai, and experience the tropical nostalgia of the 1950s amid palm trees, bamboo and a twinkling midnight sky. It happens on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Heritage Vancouver members, $30 at the door). The Waldorf is located at 1489 East Hastings Street. For tickets, go to


Sharp New OAA President

The Ontario Association of Architects has announced Sheena Sharp  OAA FRAIC as its 2011 President. Sharp was elected to OAA Council in 2006 where she served as Vice President – Government Relations, Vice President – Practice, and, most recently, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. She is a member of the Canada Green Building Council, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee in Parry Sound. Sharp, a graduate of the University of Washington – Seattle, is a principal of Toronto-based Coolearth Architects inc., which focuses on environmentally sustainable design.