Save the Date: 2013 AIBC Holiday Open House

‘Tis the season to mark your calendars for the 2013 AIBC Holiday Open House. It will take place Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the AIBC offices (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver). Plan on joining colleagues and friends in celebrating the very best of the season with local flavours and plenty of holiday cheer. Advance r.s.v.p. is requested by December 5. Click here to confirm your attendance.


November Council Meeting

The next meeting of AIBC Council is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 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 Coordinator Tracy Tough by e-mail ( or phone (604-683-8588, #335). Click here for the meeting agenda.

Presentation House Gala & Auction

A reminder that Presentation House Gallery will hold its annual gala and benefit auction on Saturday, November 23, 2013. This year’s event will showcases the creative talent of leading Vancouver visual artists, designers and architects, who have been invited to interpret Italian designer Enzo Mari’s iconic Sedia 1 chair. Their responses to this unique challenge will then be auctioned in support of the gallery. Participants include Innes Yates Architect AIBC and John Wall Architect AIBC, as well as designer Omer Arbel, designer/visual artist/writer Douglas Coupland and artist Brian Jungen. The event, which takes place at Secret Location at 1 Water Street in Gastown, will feature a live auction and conclude with a seated dinner. During the evening, Presentation House Gallery will also be unveiling designs for its spectacular new purpose-built facility on the North Vancouver waterfront, designed by the Patkau Architects. Tickets are $250 each, tables of eight for $1,750. Contact the gallery directly at (604) 986-1351. Click here for more details.

Council Resignation

AIBC Council Member Michael Green Architect AIBC has resigned from council effective November 2, 2013. As per the provisions of the Architects Act, AIBC Council has begun a process to appoint an architect in good standing as a replacement for the duration of his elected term, which expires in May 2014. The Act requires this appointment to take place within 30 days of the resignation.