AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter

Lunch & Learn Seminar

AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter invites you to attend their next lunch and learn featuring two presentations:

“The Greenest Building is the One that is Already Built”, a one hour presentation by Richard Linzey, Manager of Heritage Programs and Services, BC Heritage Branch MFLNRO:

  • Most of the buildings that will exist in Canada in the next thirty years already exist. In fact, new construction is calculated to account for only about one percent of the built environment in 2050. BC’s climate action plan seeks to reduce GHG emissions to 80% of 2007 levels by 2050, and the retrofitting of existing buildings represents a significant opportunity to reduce our carbon emissions. Former UK architect, Richard Linzey, now a manager with the provincial Heritage Branch considers the assertion that ‘the greenest building is the one that is already built’ and illustrates the emerging nexus of heritage conservation, rehabilitation of existing buildings and climate action.

“West African Architecture”, a one hour presentation by Graeme Verhulst, Iredale Group Architecture:

  • Join Graeme Verhulst for stories and insights about the struggles and rewards of living and working in one of the poorest corners of the world. Graeme spent time as a sessional lecturer at an undergraduate level architecture program in The Gambia, West Africa, offered by the Gambia Technical Training Institute and the University of the Gambia. Topics covered include architectural education, the role of architectural education in international development, and West African vernacular architecture.

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:45 am – 2:15 pm
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Club, 1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC
Cost: $25
Learning Units (LUs): 1 Core LU per presentation
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Heritage Vancouver Society

Are Heritage Conservation Areas Right for Vancouver?

Part one in Heritage Vancouver’s “Shaping Vancouver: Conversations on the Heritage Action Plan” series, a panel of experts address what Heritage Conservation Areas are, how they are established and work in other cities, and the consequences of forming such areas.  Panel members will discuss areas in Vancouver which retain distinctive heritage character, consider whether such areas should be considered for Heritage Conservation Area status by the City, and debate how sensitive to heritage character new developments should be.  A general discussion with the audience follows and at the end, everyone will be invited to submit feedback on the evening’s topic to the consultants leading the Heritage Action Plan. This series is made possible by the generous support of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Core
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Heritage Vancouver Society

Granville Street – Then and Now

Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon in an exploration of Granville Street, one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent ‘high streets’ reflecting many elements that define our city.  Important historic Granville Street buildings and key events that occurred will be discussed such as the emergence of the street as a ‘theatre row’ in the 1920’s. The Parr and Fee buildings, including their Vancouver block and a number of hotels will be highlighted. The past and current roles of the street as a transit hub, a shopping street, an office, hotel and entertainment district and a cultural and neon mecca will also be highlighted.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Tour begins at West Georgia and Granville (southwest corner, near Canada Line Entrance for Vancouver City Centre Station), Vancouver, BC
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Learning Units (LUs): 2 Non-core
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