2013 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2013 Conference, this year an international event in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region, provides a prime opportunity for organizations to build international brand recognition while accessing hundreds of potential clients, partners and colleagues. There are four sponsorship tiers and a range of opportunities from which to choose, each with a select range of benefits. Sponsors may choose to align with special conference events, professional development streams, meals, and much more. For more information, please contact Senior Communications Specialist Lisa Christensen (lchristensen@aibc.ca) or visit the conference web site.

Sustainable Region Initiative

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. Please check the web site often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Sustainability Community Breakfasts: Managing Growth – Integrating Land Use And Transportation Planning

Metro Vancouver, member municipalities and Translink are implementing a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) that includes working together to better integrate land use and transportation in the region. Learn how the RGS will focus over two-thirds of the region’s growth into urban centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs), priority locations along transit corridors that could accommodate higher density development. Speakers include: Andrew Curran, Manager – Strategy, Strategic Planning & Policy, TransLink; Lee-Ann Garnett, Senior Regional Planner – Metro Vancouver; Carl Johannsen, Manager Community Planning, Community Services Planning & Development – City of Coquitlam (Sept 25 only); Don Luymes, Manager of Community Planning – City of Surrey (Sept 12 only); and Anne McMullin, President and CEO – Urban Development Institute (UDI). Two sessions will take place:

  • ·         Coquitlam – Wednesday, September 25, 2013

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 405 North Road

Click here to register online.

Call for Nominations: AIBC Special Certificate of Recognition and Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service

Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2013

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual AIBC Special Certificate of Recognition and Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service. The AIBC Special Certificate of Recognition honours those individuals or firms who have made an exceptional, sustained and significant contribution to the practice or profession of architecture through volunteer activities. The Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service recognizes lifetime or exceptional contributions made by an AIBC architect, other individual registrant, or architectural firm, in the spirit of the former architect’s dedication to positive change and legacy of professional and public service.

Use the following links for detailed information on both awards, including award criteria and nomination guidelines:

For questions or further information, contact Professional Conduct Coordinator Gayle Roberts at groberts@aibc.ca. Nominations must be received by August 26, 2013.

Current Exhibition: Swiss Positions – 33 Takes on Sustainable Approaches to Building

The AIBC Gallery is pleased to host this international exhibition featuring 33 emblematic Swiss projects built over the past 20 years. In partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland, Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Ventana Construction.

While projects are spread geographically throughout Switzerland’s four linguistic regions, all exemplify unique solutions to sustainable development through technical expertise and innovation. The exhibition explores the architectural practices, engineering techniques, materials, and environmental protection methods used. The interaction between the built and natural environments while practicing responsible architecture is highlighted.

Through this exploration, visitors will see that sustainable development is not a ready-made formula, but rather a pursuit that challenges and inspires. The projects of architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Gigon/Guyer and many more show that there is nothing that cannot be expressed by inventive, visual architecture that retains its capacity for complying with demanding ecological and economic choices. This exhibition, conceived and managed by art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer, is presented by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Swiss Embassies and Consulates around the world. To view a complete list of featured projects, click here. The exhibition media release is available here.

This unique exhibition will be available for public viewing from September 12 to October 17, 2013. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.