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Alberta Association of Architects

The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is the controlling body responsible for registering and licensing all Architects and Licensed Interior Designers legally permitted to practice the scope of architecture or licensed interior design, in the Province of Alberta in Canada. The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA or the Association) is a self-governing expert association charged under the Architects Act with the registration of Architects and the licensing of Licensed Interior Designers & with the regulation of the practice of Architecture in the Province of Alberta. The Association regulates the exercise of architecture for the protection of the public and the administration of the Profession. Architects design building projects and counsel clients on building projects. They prepare programs, sketches and cost estimates, write specifications, produce scale construction drawings and review on-site construction work. Architects meet with clients to confer their projects. They visit proposed building sites, evaluate client needs and review land use bylaws, codes and regulations. Then they make sketches of proposed layouts and present them to clients. When clients have approved the design concept & budget, architects proceed with the design development to the construction document stage. They usually produce documents, comprises detailed drawings, specifications and contracts, on computers.

The climate for landscape architects in Alberta in the 70s was ripe for change. Landscape architecture in the United States and Eastern Canada were well recognized and well known, but little was known about the profession in Alberta. The original group decided it was time to teach other professions and government groups about landscape architecture- starting an association was deemed the first significant step. After the establishment of the association, successive executive boards worked hard promoting land architecture and pursuing regulated status with the Province of Alberta. The investment these persons made into our profession has paid off greatly. With the achievement of regulated position in 2010, the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects now claims over 190 registered landscape architect members, 60 LAT members, 30 student members and 60 associate members.

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