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Alberta Supports Contact Centre

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Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology


Architects design building projects and advise clients regarding building projects. They prepare programs, sketches and cost estimates, produce scale construction drawings, write specifications and review on-site construction work.


The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
Duggan House
10515 Saskatchewan Dr. NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 4S1

Call: 780-432-0224


Under Alberta's Architects Act and Architects Act General Regulation, you must be registered with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) to practice as an Architect and use the title Architect. If you are not registered with AAA, you may work under the supervision of a registered architect. Licensed interior designers and restricted practitioners may practice architecture on projects of limited scope with AAA approval.

What You Need

Registration requires the equivalent of:

  • Completion of an approved bachelor's or master's degree program in architecture
  • An internship of at least 2 years of work experience under the supervision of an architect
  • Successful completion of registration examinations

For detailed official information about registration requirements, contact the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA).

Working in Alberta

Architects who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered architects in Alberta and the jurisdiction which the applicant originates have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) website.

To learn about certification for internationally educated architects, see Architect Registration Process.

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