2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Join Us for a Free Screening of “Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation”

2015 AIBC Annual Conference: On Oct 29, 2015 Join Us for a Free Screening of “Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation”Movie Night – Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
October 29, 2015 – 7-9 p.m.

One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years later after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada celebrates Gaudi’s vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.

There is no cost to attend the screening but registration is requested.

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2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Featured Plenary Speakers

The 2015 Annual Conference – What’s Now – Insights and Directions will be held from October 28 – 30, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The conference features plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, panel discussions and an industry exhibitor show. Meet some of our featured speakers below!

Josh ZabelJosh Zabel
Plenary T1 – Fluidity and Architecture
Josh is the Vice President of Business Development at Kreysler & Associates, a world-class composites fabrication facility. He has been at K&A since 2005 and has spent most of his tenure as Director of Digital Fabrication, managing the digital and CAD/CAM aspects of their operations. He has developed an expert understanding of composites, and is at the forefront of AEC industry efforts to advance their architectural potential. Josh holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California Berkeley.
Join Josh at Plenary T1 to discuss Fluidity and Architecture.

Kelly Ezdera-BaptyKelly Edzerza-Bapty Intern Architect AIBC
Plenary T2 – Architecture of Place
Kelly was born and raised in Inuvik and Hay River in the N.W.T. and the northern tip of British Columbia, in Fort Nelson, she has lived and traveled across much of Canada’s Northwest. A member of the Tahltan First Nation of Telegraph Creek, Kelly is a recent Graduate from the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture MArch program at U.B.C., and the second woman of First Nations descent to graduate from this program.
Join Kelly at Plenary T2 to discuss Architecture of Place.


Rick LinleyRick Linley M. Arch, MAA, FRAIC, PMP, LEED AP
Plenary T3 – Designing Practice / Practicing Design
Rick is an architect registered in Manitoba and since 1985 has specialized in practice and project management. A principal with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers for 18 years, 14 of which he served as the firms’ Chief Operating Officer, he helped shape the operating model of the firm to accommodate a six fold increase in revenues. He retired from practice in 2013 but got restless. He recently launched Strong Practice Strategies, a management consultancy focused on helping emerging and evolving design firms to strengthen their practices.
Join Rick at Plenary T3 to discuss Designing Practice / Practicing Design.


Steven FlemingSteven Fleming B.Sc. Arch., B.Arch (hon1), PhD
Plenary T4 – Disruptive Trends
Steven is the world’s leading thinker at the nexus of architecture and urban cycling. Having announced the importance of each field to the other with his internationally acclaimed book Cycle Space he has gone on to give keynotes and plenaries at such prestigious forums as the Centre for Architecture in New York, the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the European Cycling Federation’s annual event, VeloCity. He consults with parties ready to treat cycling as a mainstream mode of transportation.
Join Steven at Plenary T4 to discuss Disruptive Trends.


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2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Plenary Session Explores Four Different Approaches in Defining Architecture of Place

2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Oct 29, 2015 Plenary Session Architecture of Place

Architecture of Place
October 29, 2015 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Architecture says something about the land and its people; it defines a place and the behaviour of its inhabitants by providing a sense of identity.

In this era of globalization, construction systems defined by constantly evolving technologies, speed of construction and demands for economy and efficiency, architects are faced with many variables to bring together into the design practice.

Join this panel and explore four different approaches to the definition of “place” including:

  • Master planning concepts for the city of Surrey;
  • District scale sustainability in the form of Eco Districts;
  • Global place-making from a small scale regionalist approach incorporating traditions of craft and contextualism; and
  • Impact of modern development in Northern communities.

Register now for the Architecture of Place plenary session.

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Resignation of Lieutenant Governor Appointee Mark Zacharias

Due to his recent appointment as B.C. Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Mark Zacharias has resigned as Lieutenant Governor Appointee to the AIBC Council effective August 23, 2015. On council since 2012, Mark has contributed greatly to the institute’s work during this time.

We thank Mark for his service and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

The process to fill the Lieutenant Governor appointee vacancy has been initiated. Further information will be provided when available.