Integral Group

Client Seminar Series: Seeing Green TELUS Garden

Join Integral Group for a panel discussion featuring Goran Ostojic, MSc, P.Eng, LEED AP, Ali Nazari, MASc Eng, Kim McClymont, BA, LEED AP BD+C and Gary Rhode, LEED AP. This session will provide insight into the innovative, sustainable features of TELUS Garden. This project is targeting LEED Platinum (office tower) and LEED Gold (residential tower). Features to be discussed include passive mechanical and electrical systems; a district energy system with a central plant; and heat recovery from the data centre. Local energy initiatives and energy demand reduction strategies will also be discussed. It takes place Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Integral Group office, 180-200 Granville Street, Vancouver. A reception will follow. To register, click here.

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Heritage Vancouver Society

A Walking Tour of Granville Street’s 800 to 1200 Blocks

Join heritage advocate Anthony Norfolk on a tour of one of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets – Granville Street. The tour will be a good opportunity to focus on the future of these blocks. During the walk you will explore a number of heritage buildings, 22 of which are currently on the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Register. It takes place Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. The tour will  begin at 720 Granville Street, Vancouver. To register, click here.

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Annual Meeting Summary

The 2013 AIBC Annual Meeting, which took place Saturday, June 1 in Vancouver, included the following items of business:

  • Adoption of the minutes from the 2012 AIBC Annual Meeting and the 2012 Special Meeting.
  • Recognition of those AIBC members and other registrants who passed away in the previous 12 months.
  • A report from outgoing AIBC Council President David Yustin Architect AIBC (click here for report);
  • Submission of the annual Audited Financial Statements, followed by the Treasurer’s Report (click here for report);
  • A report on the efforts of council`s Associates Options Task Force, from task force chair Lynne Werker Architect AIBC (click here for report)
  • A report on the efforts of council`s Strategic Planning Task Force, delivered by task force chair Chip Barrett Architect AIBC and member David Yustin Architect AIBC.

Following the presentations, time was allowed for a Members Forum permitting many of those in attendance to bring forward questions and comments related to the issues and initiatives that had been raised. The meeting culminated with the announcement of election results for the 2013/14. Final voting numbers, reflecting a record high level of participation, were as follows:

  • Robert Chester 132
  • Darryl Condon * 480
  • Eszter Csutkai 133
  • David Dove 211
  • William Gies 90
  • Gerald Gongos 41
  • Paula Grossman 201
  • Mona Jahedi * 325
  • Scott Kemp * 403
  • Catherine Nickerson * 343
  • Sean Ruthen * 338
  • David Yustin 242

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Associates Options Presentation

At the 2013 AIBC Annual Meeting on June 1, AIBC Council Member Lynne Werker Architect AIBC, chair of council’s Associates Options Task Force, delivered a presentation detailing the direction and framework proposed by the task force, previously shared as a summary report. To access the transcript of the verbal presentation, click here.

July Council Meeting

The next meeting of AIBC Council is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AIBC offices (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver). Members, associates and the public are welcome to attend; please confirm your attendance in advance by contacting Executive Assistant Katherine Rau by e-mail ( or phone (604-683-8588, #335). Click here for the meeting agenda.

Consensual Resolution Now In Place

The bylaws establishing the AIBC’s process for alternative resolution of disciplinary matters are now in effect. The provincial government’s disallowance period for the proposed new consensual resolution bylaws has lapsed. The 45-day requirement, tracing back to May 2013 when AIBC members and honorary members voted 96 per cent in favour of new bylaws 36.0 through 36.22, provided a window during which the province’s Lieutenant Governor in Council could voice concerns or disapproval of the proposed changes. Next steps include AIBC Council establishing a terms of reference for the new Consensual Resolution Review Panel, appointing panel members, and publishing a revision to the AIBC’s bylaws. Should you have any questions,  please contact Illegal Practice & Professional Conduct Coordinator Jackie Buchan (

New Registered Educational Provider: Michael Green Architecture

Located in Vancouver, the new Ronald McDonald House BC will serve families of severely sick children from B.C. and the Yukon and who are being treated at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The innovative $30 million, 75,000sf project is now well under construction.  This summer, MGA will be offering seminars and site visits of the Ronald McDonald House Project (Original Firm: mcfarlane green biggar ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN; completed under MGA | Michael Green Architecture). Learn more about MGA and the Ronald McDonald House project here: