City of Surrey – 2014 NewCity Design Award Call for Submissions Opens

The City of Surrey is calling for submissions for the NewCity Design Award, as part of the 2014 City Awards Program.  The eight categories of the Design Award recognize Surrey’s leading examples of urban design and creative city-building.  Award categories include: Residential (Small Scale), Residential (Medium Scale), Residential (Large Scale) Commercial, Government and Institutional, Landscape, Public Space and Infrastructure, Renovation and Adaptive Re-Use, and Interiors.  The Call for Nominations and Submissions opened April 22nd and closes June 23, 2014.  Awards will be presented by Mayor and Council at the new Surrey City Hall on October 22nd.  For more information or to submit a project for consideration, visit

University of British Columbia

Digital Design & Construction of Timber Structures Workshop 

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing invites you to two days of workshops focused on advanced computer-controlled fabrication of timber building components and structures. The event will discuss current and emerging technologies used to fabricate wood elements such as posts, beams, floor and wall panels and other building components. Specialists with expert technical knowledge and practitioners with significant experience using the technology will present in an informal environment that will encourage two-way Q&A and knowledge sharing throughout each day. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how digital design and manufacturing tools are impacting the design-fabrication-construction continuum. Those wishing to attend may register for one day or both days, depending on their specific interests. It takes place June 12 and 13, 2014 at the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (1st Floor, Simulation Lab), Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver. Click here, for more information and to register.

Day 1: 4.5 Core LUs

Day 2: No LUs available

Oral Review Application Now Available

The next set of oral reviews will be held on Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18, 2014. There will also be an Oral Review Preparation Workshop on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The oral review is an interview-based examination open to those Intern Architects who have:

  • completed and logged at least 2800 hours; and
  • completed the required AIBC courses.

Oral reviews are also open to those Alternative Qualifications Candidates who have:

  • Successfully completed their Oral Assessment;
  • Successfully completed all oral assessment panel recommendations and/or requirements; and
  • Completed the six required AIBC courses.

Applications, along with an employer’s letter and fee payment, must be received by Friday, May 30, 2014. Eligibility will be confirmed by the Registration & Licensing Department. For complete details and to download the application form, click here.