Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Internship in Architecture Program Web Site and Blog

A new Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) web site has been launched in tandem with the recently announced changes to the IAP. This new resource is a clearer, more concise and easier to navigate site that gives both new and current intern architects access to the information that they need to help them move through the IAP.

The Intern Architect Committee is still committed to maintaining and updating a blog to keep the intern architect community updated on program updates, study resources, and upcoming events. The new IAP web site hosts a new blog to replace this one. It will continue to be an important conduit for relating intern specific information. Click on the link below to:

Please update your bookmarks and favorites list to this new web address.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New and Diverse Membership Working Group Report

Please find attached the AIBC New & Diverse Membership Working Group 2010 / 2011 Report

Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Intern Event - AIBC Interns & Students Welcome

The AIBC and its Intern Architect Committee will soon be hosting the Annual Intern Event. The event details are listed below:

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

AIBC Gallery
100 – 440 Cambie Street (at Pender Street)
Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5

Refreshements provided

Featuring Elephants in the Room, a presentation by the New and Diverse Members Working Group if Council, this year’s event will be an informative and engaging session examining the profession of architecture, and exploring some alternate universes along the way. Intern Architects and Student Associates are welcome.

Please RSVP to: by November 4, 2011.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dorf Nights at the AIBC

Building upon the success of ARE Preparation seminars offered in the past, the AIBC's Intern Architect Committee is excited to bring a new and visual ARE preparation resource to British Columbia. Insight - Demystifying the Graphic Vignettes of the ARE is Professor Norman Dorf's legendary seven-hour lecture covering every graphic vignette of the ARE. Broken down over several evenings, this video lecture series focuses on the vignette portion of the ARE examinations. (For a quick preview, go to

Each evening will begin with a 40 minute video that introduces the exam tool, followed by specified vignettes. The schedule is as follows:

Introductory Seminar - Wednesday October 12, 2011
This seminar will provide an overview of the process and study techniques for the NCARB ARE exams. Information about AIBC and external study resources will also be shared. Learn how to prepare for, book and take your ARE exams. Much of the information that will be covered can be found on the AIBC under Intern Architect Exam Process and Resources. This seminar is free of charge. However, registration is required. Contact Registration and Licensing Administration Assistant Emily Tyler by e-mail ( or phone (604.683.8588, ext. 324).

PPP (Site Zoning) + CDS (Building Section) - Wednesday Oct 19, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Site Zoning
7:00 p.m. - Building Section
Cost: $20

SS (Structural Layout) + BS (Mechanical & Electrical) - Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Structural Layout
7:00 p.m. - Mechanical & Electrical
Cost $20

SPD (Site Grading; Site Design) - Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Site Grading
7:00 p.m. - Site Design
Cost: $20

BDCS (Accessibility/Ramp; Stair Design; Roof Vignette) - Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Accessibility/Ramp
7:05 p.m. - Stair Design
7:35 p.m. - Roof Vignette
Cost: $30

SD PT 1 (Interior Layout) - Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Interior Layout
Cost: $10

SD PT 2 (Building Layout) - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011
6:00 p.m. - Introductory Video
6:40 p.m. - Building Layout
Cost $10

Pre-Registration is required. To register for a specific evening or the entire series, visit The per evening cost reflects a base price of $10 per vignette. However, you can pre-register for all of the vignettes at a reduced rate of $75. Note: The introductory seminar is a free resource. All presentations will take place at the AIBC Architecture Centre, 100-440 Cambie Street, Vancouver (corner of Cambie and Pender).

If you have any questions, please contact Registration and Licensing Administration Assistant Emily Tyler by e-mail ( or phone (604-683-8588. ext. 324).