Architectural Awards Program

The Architectural Awards Program is presented by the Architecture Foundation of B.C. (AFBC) with support from the founding organization, the Architectural Institute of B.C. (AIBC). The awards program showcases the best in architecture by Architects AIBC. While honours are given out in a number of distinct award categories, there is one common element: Excellence.

An esteemed jury with representation from both within and outside the profession consider candidates in four award categories: the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture (both medal and merit); the Innovation Award; the Emerging Firm Award and the Special Jury Award.


Architectural Awards Program Transition

In 2019, with the renewed relationship between the AFBC and the AIBC, it was recognized that the promotional and advocacy opportunities of the Architectural Awards Program were better aligned with the mandate of the AFBC; therefore, a transfer was undertaken to fully realize the program’s 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.


About the AFBC

The Architecture Foundation of BC (AFBC), incorporated under the BC Society Act in January of 2001, and formally registered as a public foundation on March 1, 2001, organizes events and fundraisers to support its mission of promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the built environment in British Columbia. For more information about the AFBC, please visit


About the AIBC

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent body with the mandate to regulate the profession of architecture in the interest of the public through a responsive framework. Established in 1920 by provincial statute through the Architects Act, the Institute establishes standards for entry into the profession of architecture, ensures compliance and provides services to support registrants in maintaining credentials and overall professionalism. For more information about the AIBC, please visit