In 1999, a group of senior BC architects gathered at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) to explore ways to recognize and encourage excellence in architecture. Through their efforts, the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia was established to support the pursuit of these goals.
The Architecture Foundation of BC (AFBC) was incorporated under the BC Society Act in January of 2001, and formally registered as a public foundation on March 1, 2001. Donations so far have been very generous, but in order to build a strong and ongoing funding capacity, we need your continued support.
The AFBC has hosted a Golf tournament for many years to raise funds to support our programming. This event was instrumental in allowing us to establish the Kiyoshi Matsyzaki RAIC Endowment Fund which is managed and controlled by the RAIC. Since 2014 this fund has provided annual scholarships of $3,000 to students enrolled in the RAIC Syllabus Program. In 2016 two scholarships were awarded.
In the past we have hosted architecture and design related events such as the 100 Mile House Open Ideas Competition.
We are currently in the early stages of developing an education program for school aged children from Kindergarten to Grade Seven. This exciting initiative will allow interested industry members the opportunity to get involved and help shape future generations. Funds raised from AFBC events, in addition to generous sponsorships from amazing supporters like Stilewood International Door & Window will provide ongoing support for programs and grants that promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of architecture and the built environment in British Columbia.
Our endowments program is one that the Board of Directors look to enhance and development in the coming years.