Evolution of Associates Categories

Following a period of analysis and discussion, including receiving feedback from architects and associates, AIBC Council recently made changes to clarify the role of  associates with the institute. As of January 1, 2014, there are only three categories of associates: Intern Architect AIBC, Architectural Technologist AIBC and Retired Architect AIBC.  As was the case before these changes, associates must comply with the Architects Act, AIBC Bylaws and the AIBC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  As before, they are not entitled to vote or be a voting member of council. There are eligibility requirements for each category of associate. AIBC Council is currently reviewing the issue of the provision by associates of independent design services, in the ‘exceptions’ in the Architects Act, to determine whether regulatory changes are required in the public and profession’s interest.

While the ‘student associate’ class has been discontinued, the AIBC sees students as  important contributors and connecting points to the profession and the AIBC continues to develop these relationships.

For more, click here to view the President’s Message. For more information on associates, please visit our webpage.

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