Membership Categories

Registered Architect
Entitled to use the title "Architect" or "Registered Architect" after his/her name to indicate he/she is a Registered Architect in the Province of Alberta and a member of the Association.

Credential utilized: "Architect, AAA"


Licensed Interior Designer
Entitled to use the title "Licensed Interior Designer" after his/her name to indicate he/she is a Licensed Interior Designer in the Province of Alberta and a member of the Association.

Credential utilized: "Licensed Interior Designer, AAA" 

A Licensed Interior Designer is entitled to practice the portion of the Scope of Practice of Architecture referred to as Interior Design.

This is limited to:
a.   giving advice or preparing designs, plans, drawings, detail drawings, specifications or graphic representations respecting interior finishes in a building, fixed or loose furnishings, equipment or fixtures for use in a building, or partitioning in a building that is used to subdivide a floor area.
b. the administering of construction contracts, inspection of work, and assessment of the performance of work, and the quality of materials related to the work described above.

This Scope of Practice does not include services which:
a.   affect the structural integrity of a building, including removal or alterations to floor and roof elements
b.   affect the electrical or mechanical systems of a building
c.   alter the construction or location of a building enclosure system
d.   add usable floor space through the addition of mezzanines, infill or similar elements
e.   through organization or change in occupancy, affect the number, location or size of exits or stairways within or attached to a building or proposed building
 

Intern Architect
An individual may apply for membership in the Association as an Intern Architect if the applicant:
a.   has been issued a CACB certificate - (for all architecture graduates);
b.   submits completed Intern Architect Application; and
c.   submits required fees.

An Intern is entitled:
a. to attend annual general meetings and special general meetings, unless the meeting votes to exclude those persons, but is not entitled to vote;
b. to receive newsletters and eBulletins published by the Association;
c.  to receive such information as the Council may direct from time to time; and 
d. to use the words "Intern Architect" after his/her name to indicate that the person is an Intern Architect member of the Association.

An Intern Architect shall pay such annual dues as are specified by the Council. 


Intern Interior Designer
An individual may apply for membership in the Association as an Intern Interior Designer if the applicant:
a.   has a degree in Interior Design or equivalent; accredited by CIDA/FIDER;
b.   is about to commence or has commenced the practical training referred to in the Interior Design Regulation; and
c.   has been issued an Interior Design Experience Record Book by the AAA under the Interior Design Regulations.
d.   to use the words "Intern Interior Designer" after his/her name to indicate that the person is an Intern Interior Designer member of the Association.

Credential utilized: "Intern Interior Designer, AAA"


Restricted Practitioner
Restricted practitioners in Architecture are professional engineers who, for historic reasons, have been granted the right to practice certain restricted parts of the Scope of the Practice of Architecture. This membership category was only available to professional engineers who applied for the certificate before October 1, 1982. Since the restrictions vary for every member in this category, please refer to the Restricted Practitioners member list for details.


Student Member
An individual may apply for membership in the Association as a Student Member if the applicant is engaged in a course of study, recognized by the Council, in the practice of architecture or interior design.

A Student Member is entitled:
a. to attend annual general meetings and special meetings, unless the meeting votes to exclude those persons who are not registered architects or licensed interior designers, but is not entitled to vote;
b. to receive the newsletter published by the Association;
c. to receive such information as the Council may direct from time to time; and
d.  to use the words "Student Member, AAA" after his/her name to indicate that the person is a Student Member of the Association. 

A Student Member shall pay such annual dues as are specified by the Council.


Retired Member
An individual wishing to retire may apply for membership in the Association as a Retired member if the applicant:
a. resigns as a Registered Architect or Licensed Interior Designer and agrees to take on a category change to Retired Member status;
b. immediately returns all stamps/seals to the Association;
c. pays all outstanding charges, including administration fees, in full at the time of change to Retired Member status; and
d. agrees to pay the annual dues of retired membership as determined by the Association.

On payment of the appropriate fee, the Council may approve the entry in the records of the Association of an individual referred to in subsection (1) in the category of Retired Member.
A Retired Member is entitled:
a. to attend annual general meetings and special general meetings, unless the meeting votes to exclude those persons who are not registered architects or licensed interior designers, but is not entitled to vote;
b. to receive newsletters published by the Association;
c. to receive such information as the Council may direct from time to time; and
d. to use the words "Architect (Retired)" or "Licensed Interior Designer (Retired)" after the individual's name to indicate Retired Member status.

A Retired Member shall pay such annual dues as are specified by the Council.
 

Honorary Member
The Council may elect an individual who has rendered the profession of Architecture valuable service or has notably contributed to the advancement of Architecture as an Honorary Member of the Association.

Entitled to use the title "Honorary Member, AAA" after his/her name to indicate they are an Honorary Member of the Association.


Life Member
Council may elect as a Life Member of the Association a Registered Architect or Licensed Interior Designer who has practiced his/her profession with distinction and notably contributed to the advancement of the profession of Architecture or Interior Design.

Credential utilized: "Life Member, AAA"