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2016 AIBC Annual Conference

Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Date of Event: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (All day)

The 2016 AIBC Annual Conference brings together architects, intern architects, architectural technologists, builders, engineers, interior designers, faculty, students and other members of the design community to learn about new industry trends, technological advances and best practices. This annual gathering of architects, the largest of its kind in British Columbia, is also a chance to network, socialize and celebrate the innovative, impactful work of practitioners and theorists. The conference runs over three days and includes a keynote presentation, plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, panel discussions and an industry exhibitor show. It will be held at the award-winning, green-designed Vancouver Convention Centre West. 2016 Conference Theme: Building A Resilient Future Resiliency is (literally and figuratively) in the air. Scientists and world leaders have identified a two-degree increase in global temperatures as an irreversible threshold. The UN has outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals for solving the climate crisis and ensuring social stability. The UN’s Conference of Parties (COP21) is working to achieve consensus around reducing greenhouse gases. Even Pope Francis has issued an encyclical on the same topic with the subtitle of: “Care for Our Common Home”. Cities are taking matters into their own hands and implementing strategies to become more sustainable. How does the architectural profession respond to these necessary adaptations? How does design become not only more resilient but also more proactive in addressing the imminent concerns of rising temperatures, severe weather patterns, and compromised resources? Conference Program This gathering aims to raise both the level of discourse and the standard of practice for members of the design community at all stages of their careers. As in previous years, the conference will be rich in professional development, dialogue and network-building opportunities. Anticipated attendance is approximately 400–450 delegates. For more information and to register, please visit the AIBC Annual Conference website at ac2016.aibc.ca.

Grace Battiston
100 - 440 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins