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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.


Alberta Association of Architects
10515 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6E 4S1
Phone number: 780-432-0224
Fax number: 780-439-1431


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: (1) completion of an approved bachelor's or master's degree program in architecture, (2) completion of an approved apprenticeship or study program, (3) an internship of at least 2 years of work experience under the supervision of an architect, (4) successful completion of registration examinations and (5) a final interview with the provincial association. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the AAA website or contact the 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 the 2 jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory? and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated architects, see Architect Registration Process on the website.

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