The Architecture Foundation of BC was conceived by a group of senior BC architects in 1999 to recognize and encourage excellence in architecture. Incorporated in early 2001, the Foundation was formally registered as a public foundation on March 1, 2001. Since then the Foundation has held various programs and fundraising events to build a fund from which it can provide grants to support and fulfill its mission to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of architecture in British Columbia.

What’s your favourite BC Building?
It could be chosen for BC’s top 100!


The Architecture Foundation of BC launched BC’s 100 Best Buildings Contest at Buildex 2014.  The purpose of the contest is to recognize the impact and influence that buildings have had over the past 100 years. The Foundation invited you to share and celebrate your favourite building regardless of purpose, age or materials, receiving nominations online.  Each submission  included a photograph of the building, its address  and a name associated with the building.

To vote for your favourite building,  click here.  At the end of the voting period, the top 25 in each region will be submitted to a judging panel, names to be announced soon, who  will choose the top 3 from each region!  The winning buildings will receive award plaques.