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.

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.

AFBC’s  20th Annual Golf Tournament – Cancelled for 2020.

After considerable discussion by the AFBC Board of Directors regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry, the AFBC Golf Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golf Tournament.

Following increased concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the AFBC felt this was the best way to proceed. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our colleagues and supporters.

Our goal remains to make architecture and design accessible to all stakeholders by promoting awareness through a variety of programs and annual events. Thank you to everyone who showed interest in the golf tournament this year and future event updates will be hopefully be shared soon.

Want a conversation about other sponsorship opportunities? Send us an email and we’ll follow up with a call to discuss your ideas.

See you next year AFBC golf tournament sponsors and golfers!


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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 architects, design professionals, a post secondary educator, and industry consultants. For more information about the AFBC or to reach one of its board members, please contact us: 

Veronica Gillies Architect AIBC, FRAIC (Chair)
HDR Architecture Associates, Inc., Managing Principal, Western Canada
Kim Barnsley Architect AIBC
Senior Manager, Design & Development, Keltic Canada Development Ltd.
Grace Battiston

Brando Ciccone
Marketing Manager, Stilewood International Door & Window
Darryl Condon Architect AIBC, FRAIC
Managing Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design
Karl Gustavson Architect AIBC, FRAIC
Principal, Karl Gustavson Architect Inc.
Scott Kemp Architect AIBC, FRAIC
Principal, Scott Kemp Architect
Jeff McLellanArchitects and Engineers Practice Leader (Western Region)
BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc.
Christopher PollardB.A.D.I.D., NCIDQ, R.I.D., LEED AP
Principal, RATIO Architecture, Interior Design + Planning