Role Call: City of Victoria Advisory Design Panel

The AIBC invites applications from architects interested in serving on the City of Victoria Advisory Design Panel. The role of an advisory design panel member is to give impartial, professional advice directly on any proposal or policy affecting the community’s physical environment in the public interest. To learn more about the procedures for serving on a panel, please refer to the following documents:

  • AIBC Bulletin 65: Advisory Design Panels – Standards for Procedures and Conduct (here)
  • ADP Frequently Asked Questions (here)

An application form is available on the AIBC website at Please forward all submissions to the attention of Practice Coordinator Ryan Dinh by e-mail (

British Columbia Building Envelope Council (Vancouver) – Luncheon Presentation: Understanding the Impact of Depreciation Regulations of the Strata Property Act

Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners’ Association of British Columbia, will review the Strata Property Act including: recent regulations governing the requirements for depreciation reports; the myths; exemptions; reporting requirements; and the disclosure process. It takes place Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Register online at

1 Core LU

Glotman Simpson – Leading With LEED? How Successful is The Sustainable Agenda?

Sustainable design and construction is the new normal. In this regard, the City of Vancouver has taken the lead with its ambitious plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, as well as the recent adoption of its 2020 carbon neutral buildings strategy. Building on growing experience in the delivery of sustainable buildings, Dave Ramslie, the city’s Sustainable Development Program manager, will offer an inside look at the initiatives, projects, requirements, incentive programs, and proposals for new codes and bylaws including ASHRAE 90.1 2010. Susan Hildebrandt, GSC, LEED AP, CPI Project Manager and Director of Sustainable Building Practices, Scott Construction, will discuss the issues, challenges and costs facing contractors in project implementation. Marina Pratchett, Q.C. of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP will delve into the legal issues that must be considered and addressed to avoid disputes, and share the top five things that have given rise to “green litigation” in the United States. This seminar, in partnership with the British Columbia Construction Roundtable, takes place Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia. Attendees will also receive an introduction to the CIRS, along with the university’s plans for sustainable development. Self-guided tour will be offered after the event. Register online at

3.5 Core LUs

British Columbia Electrical Association – LED Workshop: Everything You Need to Know and More on LED Technology

This one-day workshop will include an industry update and discussion on LED systems, life ratings, testing standards, maintenance issues and life cycle analysis. Sessions include: LED Retrofit Solutions, Lamps, Drivers, and Dimmers, a review of specific retrofit products, how to integrate them, and what ancillary items are necessary to make them function to a reasonable performance standard compared to new fixtures; and LED Fixtures and Controls – Sustainable Solutions, an overview of lighting control strategies such as smart scheduling, daylight harvesting and occupancy detection. The latest products will be on display during lunch and breaks. It takes place in six locations across B.C. throughout May and June:

  • Wednesday, May 16 , 2012     Kamloops
  • Thursday, May 17, 2012            Kelowna
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012      Courtenay
  • Thursday, May 24, 2012            Victoria
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012                Burnaby

To register, go online to

5.5 Core LUs

CES 2012 Interim Transcripts

On March 30, 2012, Continuing Education System interim transcripts were e-mailed to architects, architectural technologists, building designers and residential designers. The interim transcript includes all reported educational activities received by March 16, 2012. Please review your transcript to determine if it matches your own records. If you did not receive your interim transcript, or should you have any questions, contact Professional Development Coordinator Aleta Cho at or Professional Development Coordinator Linda Nielsen at The current CES reporting period ends June 30, 2012. You are required to report a minimum of 18 learning units by this date, of which a minimum of eight must be core learning units. All self-reported learning activities are to be completed online. If you need assistance with online reporting process, please contact the Professional Development Department.

Western Living Designers of the Year Awards

Architects, designer and other creative types are reminded that the entry deadline for the  2012 Western Living Designers of the Year Awards is Monday, April 16, 2012. Award categories include Architecture, Eco, Fashion, Furniture, Industrial, Interiors, Industrial, Landscape, and the Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for an emerging architect or designer. This year’s judges include: designer Omer Arbel; architect Peter Busby CM MAIBC FRAIC AIA MAAA MOAA BCID LEEd AP ; interior designer Robert Ledingham; Thomas Mueller, President – Canada Green Building Council, and architect Bing Thom CM MAIBC FRAIC AIA LLD. For further details, submission guidelines and to enter, go online to

UBC Scholarships

The following students from the University of British Columbia’s Master of Architecture Program have received awards totalling $6,500 through the AIBC’s scholarship program for UBC’s Winter 2011 academic session:

  • Darren Huebert ($1500)
  • Alexandra Kenyon ($1500)
  • Arthur Leung ($1000)
  • Jean Dieres Monplaisir ($1500)
  • Michael Taylor ($1000)

The AIBC Scholarships are available to UBC architecture students who have high overall academic standing while demonstrating significant progress and development in design.

New Registered Educational Provider: BC Festival of Forestry

The BC Festival of Forestry is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality professional development experiences for school teachers. The organization aims to promote sound forest resource stewardship in all its activities.  For more information on this and other AIBC Registered Educational Providers, visit the AIBC web site at