AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter Appreciation Night

Since this year’s Festival of Architecture is being held in Nanaimo (a rare occurrence to have the Festival out West), it’s only appropriate that the focus of this year’s Appreciation Night should be on the RAIC Syllabus Program.

Victoria is very fortunate to have a very active Syllabus Program, special thanks to Christine Lintot Architect AIBC for heading up this program. There are approximately 15 students in the Victoria Syllabus Program and many of these students will display their projects that night and provide exposure to many local architects and other interested students. The Festival of Architecture is in the process of holding a design project among high school students on the Island. Thirty-one schools have entered competition and the winners will be able to construct a model of the designs in Nanaimo. Ian Naimath Architect AIBC, one of the tireless volunteers of the Festival, is planning on attending the Appreciation Night to provide an overview of what to expect at the Festival.

As a juxtaposition, Richard Linzey (RIBA) and head of the BC Heritage Branch will make a presentation on “A Career in Ruins” (but not literally)! John Cooke Heritage Restoration Engineer from Ottawa is also planning on attending and providing some brief overviews of Heritage Restoration to supplement Richard’s presentation.

The Appreciation Night is a “thank you” to all who presented to the Chapter in the past year, a time to leave the business at the office and provide an opportunity to socialize with our friends, colleagues, peers, mentors.

7-10 p.m. Architectural Project Displays (Royal Architects Institute of Canada Syllabus Students)
7:30 p.m. Opening remarks by Catherine Nickerson Architect AIBC, AIBC Council
RAIC Festival of Architecture Outline by Ian Niamath Architect AIBC
8 p.m. Seismic heritage retrofit of the Peace Tower-Parliament Hill by John Cooke P.Eng.
8:30 p.m. A Career in Ruins by Richard Linzey, BC Heritage Branch
9 p.m. UVIC Architectural Archival Projects and Materials by Martin Seeger

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 7-10 p.m.
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Road, Saanich
Cost: $25

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