Why You Need An Architect

Creating a residential, commercial or industrial building is not an easy task to manage on your own. Hiring a professional to offer vision, manage planning details, and take overall responsibility is key to completing a successful project.

The Architect’s Role

Consulting architects are possibility thinkers and detail-oriented creators—all at once. They consider every aspect of a project’s entire scope and understand how to put these components together to create outstanding spaces where people can be inspired.

Pitching Green

  • One of our most important initiatives…Pitching Green.
  • It’s CAA’s commitment to the environment…to “green architecture” in Alberta

What is a Consulting Architect?

Architects serve as trusted advisors. Their role is holistic, blending diverse requirements and disciplines in a creative process, while serving the public interest and addressing health and safety matters.

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Serving as the business voice of architects in Alberta

We represent, advocate for and support all Alberta practicing architects to build a positive business environment for architectural firms in Alberta.

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CAA Events & News

Wood Works! Annual Wood Design Awards

Eight awards were given out February 12th at the annual Wood Works! gala. Out of 34 nominations, 16 member and sponsor names appeared in the illustrious group of candidates waiting to find out the winners. CAA member Sturgess Architecture took home the Jury’s Choice Award for the Montreal House project. RJC Engineers and PCL Construction, both CAA sponsors, were honoured with the Institutional Wood Design Award for Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, Calgary Alberta with GEC Architecture. You can view all the winning projects here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second annual Business Awards winners announced

All three jurors singled out two entries, judging them in almost the same order. Thus a tie has been declared this year.

One firm engaged the whole office in a project, not just the design team building the power of expanding design, energy and awareness into the community beyond their own walls.Their project and the business of it affected the whole city.

The other firm applied a business efficiency philosophy idea from manufacturing into everyday architectural practice. Lean thinking theory is innovative and, in one judge’s experience, quite challenging to apply in an authentic way. The jurors applauded the way that  the firm tried to rethink one of the most essential business practices in architecture through the lens of Lean Thinking.

And the winners are:

RPK:

“Lean @ Work” RPK’s Winning Submission

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DIALOG:

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Discipline and Reward: the Birth of Practice 5:00 pm
Discipline and Reward: the Birth of Practice @ The New Central Calgary Public Library - Performance Hall
Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Discipline and Reward: the Birth of Practice @ The New Central Calgary Public Library - Performance Hall
Design Matters special presentations – March 12 March 12th: Block week at the school of architecture, planning and landscape at UCalgary means focused topics!  Discipline and Reward: the Birth of Practice “Discipline and Reward: The Birth[...]
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Counterfactual Materiality: Using Computation, Fabrication and Environment to Design Beyond Existing Materials 5:00 pm
Counterfactual Materiality: Using Computation, Fabrication and Environment to Design Beyond Existing Materials
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Counterfactual Materiality: Using Computation, Fabrication and Environment to Design Beyond Existing Materials
March 13th: Counterfactual Materiality: Using Computation, Fabrication, and Environment to Design Beyond Existing Materials The work of Aptum focuses on the synthesis of computation, fabrication, and environmental systems as methods to question material properties and[...]
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Open Structure, Open Form 5:00 pm
Open Structure, Open Form
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Open Structure, Open Form
March 14th: Open Structure, Open Form Spiced with insightful stories Idenburg will speak about the how SO – IL creates an open and future proof architecture that can accommodate a wide range of functions and[...]
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Green Line LRT Project Q&A Part 2 9:30 am
Green Line LRT Project Q&A Part 2 @ Power Reception Room, Main Floor
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Green Line LRT Project Q&A Part 2 @ Power Reception Room, Main Floor
Join the City of Calgary for another 30 minute Green Line LRT Project information session with Michael Thompson, General Manager of The City of Calgary Transportation Department. This will be followed by a 30 Minute[...]
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