AIBC Celebrates Honourees at 2015 Induction & Retirement Ceremony
June 29, 2015
More than 180 newly-registered architects and architectural technologists as well as retired architects were recognized at the annual AIBC Induction & Retirement Ceremony held on June 10, 2015. Many honourees joined the AIBC along with their family and friends to celebrate their achievements.
Since last year’s ceremony, 153 new architects were approved for registration, a 16% increase from last year. Having successfully completed a rigorous program, they are now able to practice as architects for the first time in B.C.
Several paths to licensure are available in order to become an Architect AIBC. The largest group (76) registered through the Intern Architect Program – a substantial rise over the past few years. Six newly registered architects did so through the alternative qualifications process available under Section 37 of the Architects Act. Finally, 71 of the new architects obtained registration through mutual recognition agreements with other Canadian provinces or American states: 61 from Canadian jurisdictions; nine from the U.S.; and one through the recently introduced Tri-National Agreement between Canada, United States and Mexico.
Also recognized were the nine newly-registered Architectural Technologists AIBC who demonstrated they met the required standards. The 26 architects who retired this year were feted for their years of service to the profession and encouraged to maintain a continued and fulfilling connection with the AIBC.
This year’s ceremony included the bestowal of honorary membership in the AIBC upon Mr. Bogue Babicki, P.Eng by AIBC president Mr. Darryl Condon, Architect AIBC. Mr. Babicki’s nomination was ratified by the membership at the AIBC annual meeting on May 2, 2015. This recognition, sparingly conferred, recognizes individuals who have made especially noteworthy contributions to the profession of architecture in British Columbia.
Appreciation goes out to all who made the evening a success. Congratulations to the honourees.