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by Journal Of Commerce

Vancouver will host the 2011 Festival of Architecture, a four-day festival taking place May 24 to May 27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

West Coast creativity will get special attention at the upcoming 2011 Festival of Architecture.

The four-day festival, an Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and Architecture Canada/Royal Architectural Institute of Canada partnership, will take place May 24-27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Themed “Architecture on the Edge,” the festival will acknowledge the many ways in which the profession continues to push the envelope. Front and centre will be the style and innovation that distinguishes B.C. architects and architecture. The festival is expected to bring together about 800 architects and allied professionals from around the province and across the country.

Delegates will explore best practices, new challenges and ways in which architects leave their mark on the built and natural environments.

“More than ever, architects are being called upon to find workable, lasting solutions to today’s environmental and societal challenges,” said Architecture Canada/RAIC president Stuart Howard. “By showcasing latest trends and fresh perspectives, this festival will provide an ideal opportunity to both educate and inspire.”

The four-day program will include six streams of professional development sessions, numerous speakers and a selection of professional recognition celebrations.


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