Member Recognition

Members are a vital part of the AAA. We proudly recognize their contributions and accomplishments through a number of initiatives.

Milestone Pins

The AAA commissioned gold pins to recognize momentous milestones in individual membership. Those that have been a member of the association for 25 years receive a pin with a diamond-colored stone. Those that are celebrating 40 years of membership or more are honored with a pin adorned with a ruby-colored stone. Members who have dedicated 50 years or more to the profession of architecture with the AAA receive a pin festooned with a citrine-colored stone to celebrate their golden anniversary. 

Please contact the AAA for more information on how to receive your pin.

Volunteer Pins

Established in 1906, the AAA has proudly served Albertans for over 100 years. Volunteer members have always played a significant role in our Association's ability to grow with the Province, and help shape our collective history and success. Every year more than 250 members volunteer their time, talent and passion to the AAA committees and events.

To recognize this commitment to the AAA, we have had silver pins made and embossed in the shape of our seal. We are proud to give this pin to our volunteers as a token of our appreciation for all they do for the association.

Life Membership

In 2017, AAA Council voted to modify the Life Membership program to recognize AAA members who have been actively associated with AAA for 30 years or more.

A personal recognition letter along with a certificate is mailed every January to all new Life Members. If you believe you are eligible for life membership but have not received a letter and a certificate, please contact

For more information on the changes made to the Life Membership program, please view a comparison chart.

Presidents Medal

The AAA’s President’s Medal is awarded annually to a graduating architecture student from the University of Calgary, and a graduating interior design student from Mount Royal University who have achieved academic excellence in their studies. Both students, who in the judgment of their faculties, have achieved the highest level of academic excellence and / or has completed the most outstanding final design thesis for that academic year.