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AIBC reveals 2020 Recognition Program recipients

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) has announced the recipients of its 2020 Recognition Program.

Vancouver architect Nick Milkovich received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AIBC for his outstanding career-long body of work, which has enriched the built environment both locally and abroad.

With more than 50 years of professional practice, Milkovich’s body of work demonstrates creativity, public outreach, environmentally sensitive design, attention to detail, and use of advanced design technology. His focus on public and collective good, as well as upholding an inclusive and transparent engagement process, has ensured a collaborative approach which adds value to his projects.

“With sincere gratitude, I wish to thank the AIBC for bestowing upon me this great honour of the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Milkovich. “I would also like to extend my gratitude to the colleagues who submitted supporting letters for my nomination. In my earliest stages, I was fortunate to be involved in a studio which engendered an educational environment of exploration and collaboration, which has guided my approach ever since. I wish to thank my mentors, colleagues, and friends who made my journey joyful and rich, with of course, the anchoring support of my family.”

Abdel Munem Amin was awarded the Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service given his dedication to the profession and community as a volunteer and mentor.

Amin has worked in the architectural field in the public and private sectors, and is currently a senior architect for the federal government. As a registered architect, he has worked on residential, retail, transportation and institutional projects. Notably, he contributed to the City of Vancouver’s Canada Line infrastructure project for the 2010 Winter Olympics. As an advisor for design professionals around the world, his most recent work includes projects in New York City, Berlin, Tokyo, and Vienna.

AIBC volunteers, whose work is critical to furthering the public-interest mandate of the Institute, were also recognized as part of the Recognition Program. The AIBC has more than 25 committees, panels and working groups, which are comprised of nearly 200 volunteers.

In this extraordinary and unprecedented year, the Institute is recognizing all AIBC volunteers and the work they have contributed over 2020. So far this year, nearly 200 volunteers collectively contributed nearly 8,500 hours to the Institute’s initiatives and programs.

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