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 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

Life Member recognition is automatically given to AAA regulated members, who are in good standing, upon achieving 30 years of active membership. The timeframe commences upon registration as a Registered Architect or Licensed Interior Designer, and time spent on Leave of Absence(s) is not counted toward the 30 year term.

A personal recognition letter along with a certificate is mailed in the first quarter of the year to all new Life Members.

  • Retired Members who become Life Members will have their annual dues waived
  • All other Life Members will continue to pay dues and participate in the Professional Development Program

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.