The documents published below are general use documents advising on topics such as procurement of professional services and on project delivery. These documents may be downloaded for use at no charge.

Guides for Determining Appropriate Fees

There are several reputable fee and scope references available throughout the industry, including those maintained by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) that provide balanced and comprehensive guidance on the wide array of factors and unique circumstances specific to each project that should be carefully evaluated when determining a fair and reasonable fee and developing the terms in which professional services are provided. 

While the AAA does not endorse any one particular guideline, format or method for its membership to utilize, the RAIC and CAA documents adequately demonstrate the diverse range of factors and potential project delivery methods that AAA members are obligated to consider when entering into an agreement to provide professional consulting services within the exclusive areas of practice as defined in the Architects Act

More importantly, in accordance with its fundamental legislated mandate to maintain the integrity and honour of the architectural and licensed interior design profession while protecting the public interest, the focus of the AAA is to monitor and ensure its membership adhere to a suitable standard of practice so they can ultimately fulfill their professional duty of care to the general public and their clients.