Call for Submissions: Diversity by Design Exhibition & Emerging Professionals Exhibition

Call for Submissions: Diversity by Design Exhibition

The AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia invite B.C. architects and architecture firms to submit their work for inclusion in an exhibit of complete or in-process projects expressing the theme of “Diversity by Design”.  The exhibit will highlight individuals and businesses in both Washington and B.C. whose works reflect the spirit of gender and cultural inclusiveness, in keeping with the AIBC Council’s commitment to supporting new and diverse membership.

The exhibit will be mounted at the 2013 Conference, hosted by the AIBC and AIA Northwest and Pacific Region, October 23-26 in Vancouver. It will tell the story of diversity in the profession of architecture through final design products as well as processes that engage architects from gender or ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in the profession. This might include work for clients representing ethnically-oriented or social service enterprise/organizations, or other projects or actions that address issues of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Eligibility

In keeping with intent of this exhibition, submissions must reflect firms, practitioners and projects that demonstrably support diversity within the profession – particularly through the encouragement of leadership by minority and women architects. The submission must also feature a project completed within the last five years, and whose lead architect is AIBC-registered.

Requirements

  • Interested firms and individuals are asked to submit:An exhibit panel in PDF format. The exhibit panel should feature a single project along with proper project attribution information (see AIBC Bulletin 44: Attribution: Giving and Taking Credit for Architectural Services), and be designed in keeping with the exhibit template provided (click here), which calls for a printed board at 22”x34”. Please use the following naming convention for your exhibit panel file: firmname_projectname_board.pdf
  • A one-page (8.5” x 11”) overview document (also in PDF format) detailing project information. This should include project name and location, design team, contact information (name, phone, e-mail address), and a statement about the relevance of the project to the “Diversity by Design” theme. Please use the following naming convention for your project overview file: firmname_projectname_cover.pdf.

To access the required templates as well as a sample version of a completed submission, click here.

Selection

Submissions will be reviewed and selected based on the message of architectural diversity and inclusion conveyed by the project team and/or the project itself.

Cost

There is no cost to submit. If selected, exhibitors will be responsible for all costs related to the printing and shipping of their exhibit boards.

Submission Deadline

5:00 p.m. PST on October 11, 2013. Submissions should be directed to:  communications@aibc.ca.

Contacts:

Rachael Kitagawa 206-624-5702

Titus Uomoto 206-898-9354

David Wiebe 604-522-6964

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Call for Submissions: Emerging Professionals Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region invite submissions for an Emerging Professionals exhibition as part of the 2013 Conference, October 23-26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This exhibition will highlight the work of new and emerging architectural talent who can demonstrate leadership in design, advocacy and commitment to sustainability. Recently-licensed architects (within their first 10 years of practice), intern architects and architectural students are invited to participate. Students should be registered in an accredited school of architecture in either British Columbia or the Northwest and Pacific Region.

This exhibition is meant to provide emerging professionals an opportunity to showcase their own ideas and creative approaches for designing buildings, spaces and places. Submissions can pertain to whole projects (buildings, spaces, landscapes, and places). The subject matter is not limited to actualized projects; both completed and purely ideas-based representations are welcome. However, it should in some way support the conference theme of “Sea Change” with an emphasis on the design process.

Submission Requirements
Interested individuals are asked to submit:

A 30” x 30” exhibit panel in digital (PDF) format. The exhibit panel should feature a single project using text, illustrations, plans, images and other graphic representations, along with proper project attribution information (see AIBC Bulletin 44: Attribution: Giving and Taking Credit for Architectural Services), Note: one presentation board per project submitted.

A one-page (8.5” x 11”) overview document (also in PDF format) detailing project information. This should include project name and location, submitter’s contact information (name, professional designations, phone, e-mail address), and a statement about the relevance of the project to the “Sea Change” theme.

Costs
There is no charge to submit for this exhibition. However, if selected, participants will responsible for all costs related to the printing and shipping of the 30” x 30” presentation board (mounted on foam core or eco-core) for display at the conference. Note: the presentation boards may be used in subsequent displays around the province and/or region and may not be returned.

Submission Deadline
Friday, October 11, 2013. You may submit your project safely and securely to the AIBC with the use of Dropbox, a free file sharing tool. Please share your project folder with communications@aibc.ca.

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