2017 CAA Business Awards

2017 CAA Business Awards

The Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) is pleased to announce that it has established a unique awards program for architects.  

There are already a number of architecture-related awards programs, but none like the program the CAA is about to launch.  This program will focus on the “business” of architecture.

The CAA was established to represent the business interests of architectural firms in Alberta.  As an association, we are focused on the business aspect of architecture, and so too, is the CAA Awards Program.

The CAA Awards are designed to highlight the value of potentially under-recognized skills and contributions of Architects.

Essentially, we are looking for creativity and excellence in the business of architecture in Alberta. That could be achievements and innovation in problem-solving or it might be planning in a broad, business-oriented sense.  The work may or may not directly result in a completed building.

Examples could be:

  • Creative experiments in office environment (e.g. creating a positive atmosphere that fosters creativity, teamwork, or mentorship and encourages retention and development of quality staff).
  • Technical innovations in office management (e.g. developing processes or products that increase efficiency or enable greater insight into operations).
  • Creative business development (e.g. uncovering opportunities through novel consultation processes that engage community, political, and business leaders in an innovative way).
  • Innovations in project delivery (e.g. use of novel approaches or technologies in project management, coordination, contract administration).
  • Excellence in increasing awareness (e.g. successful, high-profile delivery of under-appreciated services; increasing client, industry or public awareness of creative contributions to community development that can be made by architectural firms).
  • Creative partnerships (e.g. innovative team organization or membership; successfully teaming with atypical consultants, specialists, stakeholders; or providing unique facilitation processes).
  • Excellence in community service (e.g. commitment to, charitable, philanthropic, volunteerism, or outreach; or advancing activities that highlight the community building contributions of architectural practice in the province).


NOTE:  The Call for Submission details will be announced very soon. It will be posted here and sent by email to architects on the CAA email list and by newsletter to our e-notice subscriber list.  


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