AxA Call for Artists!

AxA Call for Artists - deadline July 16, 2015If you love architecture, this is one auction you won’t want to miss!

The Metro Vancouver Chapter of the RAIC is proud to launch the first Art by Architects (AxA) Auction, a group exhibition and fundraising event that celebrates the artistic talent of emerging and established architects and designers to raise money for charity.

AxA is an art exhibition and charitable auction showcasing original 10″x10″x1.5” works on unframed wood panels. This year’s theme is “archKIDecture”. Artists will get creative and interpret the theme through various forms of media.

Save the date! An opening reception, held at the AIBC Gallery (100-440 Cambie Street, Vancouver) on September 17, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. will kick off the event. All artwork will remain on display until November 5, 2015!

Artists are encouraged to participate in this worthwhile event, as it is an important fundraiser for Architecture for Kids. Architecture for Kids, in partnership with the North Vancouver Artists for Kids Trust and RAIC Metro Vancouver Chapter, brings together local architects and K-12 students. The students, through hands-on studios, learn more about the power of architecture and the elements that make it an asset to our communities.

Art by Architects is supported by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and Opus.

Read the Call for Submissions and to download an entry form.

CES – One Year Countdown

AIBC-registered architects and architectural technologists are reminded that they are one year into their mandatory Continuing Education System (CES). The two-year CES reporting period runs Monday, June 30, 2014 to Monday, June 30, 2016. This means participants have one full year left to earn a total of 36 learning units (LUs) for the two-year period.

The primary objective of CES is to maintain standards of the professional development for all CES participants. The AIBC is committed to the success of CES participants in completing their educational requirements, through provision of regular offerings; the AIBC Annual Conference; the Registered Education Providers Program; and access to other available learning activities.

Please take steps to complete your required LUs by the June 30, 2016 deadline.

An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has been posted on the AIBC website to address commonly-asked questions.

Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Chloe Bouskill, professional development coordinator, at