The AFBC is creating an architectural and design legacy for the people of British Columbia.

Design impacts us all.

Since 2001, AFBC has created programs and funded initiatives to connect BC Communities with all things design. The foundation was formed by a group of BC architects who saw the need to better educate the general public on architecture and design, and to support the design community through the provision of grants, scholastic awards and events.

Our goal is to make architecture and design accessible to all stakeholders by promoting awareness through a variety of programs and annual events.

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AFBC is currently undergoing a transformation into becoming an education based resource for British Columbia.

Our first initiative  will introduce architecture to school kids in BC by building a curriculum for kindergarten and primary school educators to use in and out of classroom environments. We recognize the importance of exposing design to everyone, and helping our kids better understand the built environment is one of our continuing education program goals.

Our growth is dependent on the ongoing support of our foundation friends and sponsors, and we salute all who are passionate about architecture and design. The foundation is also in the process of expanding the board of directors to help enhance our program offerings. Learn more here.

18th Annual Golf Tournament - August 13, 2018
18th Annual Golf Tournament - August 13, 2018

Thanks for your support of the 18th Annual AFBC Golf Tournament!

The AFBC’s tournament is a  popular opportunity for clients, suppliers, colleagues and competitors to a friendly round of golf, all in support of the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia!

The board of the Architecture Foundation of BC thanks all of our sponsors and golfers for coming out and supporting this year’s tournament.  Without them, this event would not be the success that it is. We hope to see you next year!


Buildex Logo
Buildex Logo

Western Canada’s Largest Conference and Trade Show for Property Management, Interior Design, Architecture, Renovation, Construction, and Real Estate.

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest platform to engage with professionals involved in the design, construction and management of commercial real estate. Welcoming over 14,000 attendees for two action packed days of networking and learning, this year’s conference features over 80 keynotes, technical workshops and seminars, and personal and professional development opportunities. Feb. 13-14, 2019

Hear Stellar Speakers address matters at the forefront of our industry! Over 80 sessions to choose from accredited by the AIBC, IDCEC, BOMI Canada, and BC Housing.

New for 2018! Views from The Edge – an exclusive speaker series featuring Change Agents and Thought Leaders discussing the Role Between Architecture and Society, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Robotics, the National Energy Scene and more.

To register or view the full program, click here.

Latest News

See what’s happening with the AFBC on our blog.

Aug. 21st, 2018

Raising Design Awareness; AFBC in Design Quarterly

Recently, news from the Architecture Foundation of BC . 'Raising Design Awareness', was included in Design Quarterly Magazine. Read the article and learn more about the AFBC and its goal to raise design awareness through education and collaboration.

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AFBC Team + Board of Directors

The core team behind AFBC includes our current board of directors as well as a member acting in an advisory capacity. The board is a dynamic team of design professionals, a post secondary educator, and an industry consultant. For more information about the AFBC, Board positions or to reach one of its board members, please contact us: 

Jim ToyB.A. B.Arch. R.I.D. IDC
Chair, False Creek Design Group Ltd.
Jeff McLellan
BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc.
Department of Interior Design, The Art Institute of Vancouver
Christopher PollardB.A.D.I.D., NCIDQ, R.I.D., LEED AP
RATIO Architecture Interior Design Planning