August 6, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is playing host to the third APEC Central Council meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia this week. The prestigious gathering is an opportunity for more than 70 leaders of the architectural profession to discuss common issues and negotiate mutual recognition agreements, which allow Canadian architects to work in the Pacific Rim region.
“On the eve of the Beijing Olympics in China, which showcases so much breathtaking architecture, the RAIC is pleased to host this meeting. It brings together the architectural leadership from 14 different economies from the Asia Pacific Region to work towards the mobility of architects and the recognition of credentials in each country. This effort is working to help ensure the cities of the future in the Asia Pacific Region are beautiful, dynamic and sustainable,” said Paule Boutin, FIRAC RAIC President.
The gathering lasts two days at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus from August 7-8, 2008.