Advisory Design Panel

Advisory Design Panel – Spring 2022 Recruitment

The Town of Gibson is seeking three new members for the ADP, including:

  • 1 Architect* (member of Architectural Institute of BC); and
  • 2 residents and/or property owners of the Town of Gibsons, with backgrounds in: engineering, urban planning, accessibility, community heritage, real estate, industry, construction, affordable housing, building design, arboriculture, crime prevention, and other fields of interest specific to development form and character.

The three new members will serve from their appointment until December 31, 2023.

For a complete description of the Design Panel’s Purpose and Scope, Composition, Appointment and Membership, Liaisons, Voting, Election of Chairperson, Quorom, Meetings and Attendance, Minutes, Annual Budget, Conflict of Interest and Authority, please refer to Bylaw 1288, 2021.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Advisory Design Panel, please submit the following materials by Friday, May 27th, 2022 at noon:

  • Letter outlining your interest in serving on the ADP;
  • Confirmation of primary residential address; and
  • Resume or CV detailing related experience.

*Architects should apply directly through AIBC and Landscape Architects should apply directly through BCSLA.

All other applications may be submitted to Lesley-Anne Staats, Director of Planning & Development Services by email at: lstaats@gibsons.ca, or by hand or regular mail to:

Town of Gibsons, PO Box 340
474 South Fletcher Road
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0

Background Information

On February 2, 2021, Council adopted Bylaw 1288, 2021, which establishes an Advisory Design Panel to advise Council on the design quality of development applications referred to it from the Town’s Planning and Development Services Department and/or Council, and to make recommendations to Council on the approval process.

The Advisory Design Panel is comprised of six regular members, including:

  • 2 architects (members of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia);
  • 1 landscape architect (member of the BC Society of Landscape architects) or landscape specialist from a related background; and
  • 3 residents and/or property owners of the Town of Gibsons, with a combination of backgrounds in: engineering, urban planning, accessibility, community heritage, real estate, industry, construction, affordable housing, building design, arboriculture, crime prevention, and other fields of specific interest to development form and character.

Meetings are generally held once a month and not more than twice a month, as determined by the Director of Planning.

Advisory Design Panel – Key Terms of Reference

Council will appoint all members of the Design Panel, including one member as Chair of the Design Panel, and one member as Vice-Chair of the Design Panel. Whenever possible, positions on the Design Panel are to be filled by residents and/or property owners of the Town of Gibsons.

Additionally, the following representatives will participate as liaisons and non-voting members of the Design Panel:

  • A member of Council (or designate);
  • The Director of Planning (or designate); and
  • The Director of Infrastructure Services (or designate).

The Design Panel has no decision-making authority, no delegated authority from Council, and may not direct staff.

For a complete description of the Design Panel’s Purpose and Scope, Composition, Appointment and Membership, Liaisons, Voting, Election of Chairperson, Quorom, Meetings and Attendance, Minutes, Annual Budget, Conflict of Interest and Authority, please refer to Bylaw 1288, 2021.