Upcoming Exhibit: BCIT Graduate Studio Exhibit: Re-imagining 14th and Main

March 12-30,  2012
Reception: Tuesday,  March 27, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
AIBC Gallery (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver)

Re-imagining 14th and Main showcases the work of fourth year students enrolled the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Architectural Science Program. This years’ graduating project studio is offered in conjunction with the CityStudio program, which focuses on sustainable design both at the broad urban level and the individual building level. This year’s studio projects examine the  intersection of Vancouver’s 14th and Main, tackling complex urban design issues while examining the notions put forward by Vancouver’s Greenest City Goals and The Living Building Challenge. The projects also explore the question of how buildings can be part of a complete community while addressing social and environmental sustainability principles. This exhibit, the result of a year-long studio, reflects the development of detailed technical and design responses to complex contemporary issues. A reception will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2012  from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the AIBC Gallery. Those wishing to attend should r.s.v.p. by March 20 to communications@aibc.ca.

Current Exhibit – Journal of Commerce Anniversary Exhibit

Running Until November 14, 2011

This year, the Journal of Commerce (Western Canada’s construction newspaper) celebrates its 100th anniversary. This exhibit celebrates the milestone with a unique retrospective depicting the many ways in which out province’s built environment has grown and evolved over the past century. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Living Wall Studio Competition Exhibit

AIBC Gallery (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver)
November 17, 2011 – January 9, 2012
Opening Reception: November 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This unique exhibit will feature a selection of entries from the recent Living Wall Studio Competition – a joint collaboration between the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture and Lafarge North America. Featured projects will showcase the creativity of UBC’s Master of Architecture students. Competitors were challenged to design a revolutionary precast building envelope component that utilizes the properties of ultra-high-performance concrete – pushing the concept of enclosure while addressing complications related to molds, casting and precast work. The exhibit centrepiece, the winning design by Pat Danielson and Sam Ostrow, illustrates an innovative living wall concept. An opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Tuesday, November 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required; please email communications@aibc.ca.The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Current Exhibit: Headlines 2011

HEADLINES 2011 highlights emerging architectural and design projects by numerous Washington State practitioners. Made available through the University of Washington, this collection of ideas and as-yet-unbuilt work offers a rare glimpse into the studio process, and a preview of future projects to be built regionally, nationally and globally. Among the 60+ featured projects are educational and health care facilities, residential dwellings and commercial structures. The exhibition is scheduled to run until October 6, 2011. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Re:Building Vancouver

The latest AIBC exhibit explores a number of the complex intersections that occur between the built and societal environments in modern urban settings. This complexity was on display to the world on June 15, 2011, when rioters took over the streets of downtown Vancouver. The centerpiece of the exhibit revolves around a series of plywood panels that capture, in vivid detail, the spirited sentiments of Vancouverites and others who responded to the damage done to the city and its reputation. As broken storefront windows were replaced with temporary plywood boarding, citizens claimed the spaces as blank canvasses for impromptu, heartfelt commentary. The exhibit examines a poignant moment in time through commentary from architects and others in the design community, illustrating the indelible connection between people and architecture. Meant to stimulate thoughtful discussion, the exhibit also invites attendees to share their own sentiments on a plywood “comment wall.” The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

AIBC Gallery: 2011 Annual AIBC Architectural Awards

June 2011
AIBC Gallery: #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Winners and other submissions for the 2011 Annual AIBC Architectural Awards are now on display at the AIBC Gallery. The exhibit embraces more than 60 submissions garnered across three award categories: The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture; The AIBC Innovation Award; and the AIBC Special Jury Award. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Link to slideshow.

Deadline Extended – Call for Submissions: View From the Edge Exhibit

New Deadline: March 28, 2011 at 12:00 Noon

About View From the Edge: This exhibition will explore concepts and ideas related to the 2011 Festival of Architecture – an AIBC / Architecture Canada | RAIC partnership. The exhibit will illustrate ways in which the architectural profession continues to push envelopes and challenge norms. In this show, architects, designers and others will demonstrate the potential for architecture and design to change the way our communities are conceived and constructed, and to address societal needs and challenges, both today and into the future. Media will include presentation boards; models and other media may also be included.

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia invites submissions for its upcoming View From the Edge exhibit. This is an open call; any AIBC registrant may enter materials for display consideration. Given the nature of this exhibit, all AIBC registrant categories, including intern architects and students, are encouraged to take part. Subject matter is not limited to actualized projects; both completed and purely ideas-based representations are welcomed… Full Details Here

Upcoming Exhibit: View from the Edge

April 13 to May 31, 2011
AIBC Gallery: #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

This exhibit will explore concepts and ideas related to the 2011 Festival of Architecture – an AIBC / Architecture Canada | RAIC partnership. The exhibit will illustrate ways in which the architectural profession continues to push envelopes and challenge norms. In this show, architects, designers and others will demonstrate the potential for architecture and design to change the way our communities are conceived and constructed, and to address societal needs and challenges, both today and into the future. Media will include presentation boards; models and other media may also be included.

Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Now – March, 2011

AIBC Gallery: #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver
This exhibit offers a thought-provoking look at contemporary landscape architecture. Organized by the BC Society of Landscape Architects, it includes hand-drawn and computer-generated renderings selected through a juried process. Featured work includes YVR Canada Line Living Wall (Richmond), Whitewater Ski Resort Master Plan (Nelson), Botanical Garden Axon and Bloom Index (Choroni, Venezuela), and more. Also on view is a green wall designed and built by Vancouver’s Green over Grey. Selections from the BCSLA’s 2009 By the Hand exhibit, which showcased hand drawn works by BCSLA members, are also included.

BCIT Architectural Science Degree 2010 Graduating Projects

Now until December 22, 2010
AIBC Gallery: #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Make plans to attend the annual grad show for the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science program. This four-year baccalaureate degree program provides the architectural and engineering communities with graduates while also allowing students to ladder to a professional degree such as a Master of Architecture. This year’s graduating projects include Aural SFU (a music school); Centre for Ceramics; and a Community College for White Rock. For further information about the exhibit or program, contact Program Head Peter Levar MAIBC MRAIC at plevar@bcit.ca.