Registering a New Firm/Corporation

To practise architecture or licensed interior design in Alberta, all individual Registered Architects and Licensed Interior Designers who are NOT employed by a firm/corporation that is registered/licensed with the AAA must apply for a Firm Licence to Practise or a Corporation Permit to Practise.

The following applications list the requirements stated under the Architects Act and General Regulation, but do not outline other legal requirements. As such, applicants should seek legal and financial advice when establishing an architecture or licensed interior design firm/corporation. 

 

Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is a business that is wholly owned by a single Registered Architect or Licensed Interior Designer who is responsible for its operations. The Firm License to Practise form may be used to obtain registration for this type of practice. 

 

Partnership

A partnership is a business arrangement in which two or more individuals or companies share management and profits of a practice. The Firm License to Practise form may be used to obtain registration for this type of practice. 

 

Corporation

A corporation is a company incorporated under the Business Corporations Act of Alberta or incorporated in another province or state. The Corporation Permit to Practise form may be used to obtain registration for this type of practice.