The call for submissions for the 2019 Architectural Awards Program is now open. Debuting this year, the Architecture Foundation of B.C. (AFBC) will be hosting the awards program. The AIBC will support the Foundation and will serve as a resource during this transitional year.
With the renewed relationship between the AIBC and the Architecture Foundation of B.C., it has been recognized that the promotional and advocacy opportunities of the awards are better aligned with the mandate of the AFBC; therefore, the awards program is being transferred in order to fully realize its potential.
As the founding organization of the Architectural Awards, the Institute will continue to support the program to maintain the highest of awards standards, especially during this transition year. The AIBC will play an ongoing role through vetting submissions for project and registrant compliancy, to ensure they meet regulatory requirements.
Award submissions are eligible for consideration if they have been completed within the past three years (January 2016 to December 2018).
A jury with representation from both within and outside the architectural profession will consider candidates in four award categories: the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture (Medal and Merit Levels); the Innovation Award; the Emerging Firm Award and the Special Jury Award.
Entries and jury applications will be accepted until June 28, 2019, and can be submitted on the Architectural Awards website. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony to be held in fall 2019.