Fall 2013

Message from the CAA Chair - Brad Kennedy

I was inspired by the energy and innovative thinking that infused our recent board retreat. Special thanks to our Past Chair Doug Cinnamon for his contribution and helpful transition. In addition to our continuing board members, we welcome three new additions. Together we are excited and motivated to build on our founding vision and advance the business environment for Alberta firms. I'm looking forward to a productive year!

What people are saying about CAA's AGM 2013

Karen Kost, ONPA Architects, said, "I want to say how much I enjoyed the CAA AGM. It was so well done! Great encouraging speakers, met some new people and got to touch base with a number of people who I haven't seen for a long tie. In my books, this AGM knocked it out of the park."

Don Gander, Rileys (CAA Gold Sponsor), said, "Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the CAA function October 29th. It was very interesting and the speakers I listened to were excellent. Congratulations!"

Keesa Hutchinson, ft3 Architecture, said, "The AGM was a hugely positive experience with valuable information presented in a relevant venue."

The presentations are now available on the CAA website. 

THANK YOU to the following: Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education for their support of the event; Rileys for the Annual Reports and all print materials; Quadrant / Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers for the Principal and Sponsor's breakfast; and all the volunteers who helped make the day flow.


New board elected

On October 29th, the new Board of Directors was elected, and Past President, Daryl Procinsky thanked for his many years of dedication to CAA. Immediately following the AGM, the team headed out to Pigeon Lake for their annual planning retreat.

Standing (L to R): Linus Murphy; Doug Cinnamon; Craig Webber; Paul Byrne; Rusti L Lehay (Executive Assistant); Patrick Fleming (CEA Rep); Michael Cojocar; Guy Pocock; Keesa Hutchinson; Brad Kennedy; Don thomas (AGM guest speaker); Michael Sczesny. Seated (L to R): Sam Oboh (RAIC Rep); Barbara Bruce (Executive Director); Ron Nemeth. Absent: Enzo Vicenzino; Don Davidson (AAA Rep).      


AAA Legislation Review
November Consultations - have your voice heard

You have no doubt heard by now of the opening of the Architects Act, but have you really taken a close look at the AAA recommendations and how they may impact  your business?

The CAA recommends that all members review the Summary of the Proposed Recommendations in relation to the potential short and long term implications for their business and the profession in Alberta.

We strongly encourage you to provide your feedback to the AAA during the November Consultations.

AAA November 2013 Consultations

         Calgary:          Monday, November 18, 2013    
         Red Deer:       Wednesday, November 20, 2013
         Edmonton:      Monday, November 25, 2013
         Lethbridge:     Wednesday, November 27, 2013        

How to register and additional information can be found here.

Consultation documents can be found here.

To read the PETF Consultation Background document click here.

To simply register, click here for the registration form, locations, dates and times for the face-to-face consultation discussions. Be informed and ready to vote.


Help shape Alberta's small businesses strategy 

The Province has launched a new series of stakeholder consultations with small business owners throughout Alberta with the aim of launching a small business strategy. entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to help shape Alberta's new strategy for small business success by providing input online or attending a community engagement session. To attend an engagement session, click here. To take the online survey, click here.

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Planning and Development Dispatch

The City of Calgary's Planning and Development Dispatch provides updates on the use and development of land; the safety, health and occupancy and use of buildings; and the licensing of businesses.

Read the November 2013 edition of the Planning and Development Dispatch.

Sponsor Profile

Graham Group Ltd. is an employee-owned construction solutions provider with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually. With over eight decades of experience, Graham provides general contracting, design-build, construction management and public-private partnership (P3) services to commercial, industrial and civil infrastructure sectors throughout North America. As demonstrated through countless successful projects, we work closely with the architectural community designing and building a wide variety of impressive structures and facilities.  Read More ›

New Member Welcome

A hearty welcome to our newest member firm:

Fuse Architecture + Design

Upcoming Events

Live Art Auction Nov 17th Calgary.

All proceeds go to Affordable Housing for Seniors. For more information, please contactShirley-anne Reuben or click herefor the industry letter.


BIM Symposium 2013

Nov 20th & 21st in Calgary.

As BIM-enabled technologies continue to move into the mainstream of the building industry, is your firm ready to take advantage?

For more information, click here.


New CAA Board:

Past Chair - Doug Cinnamon
Chair - Brad Kennedy
Vice Chair - Linus Murphy
Sec/Treasurer - Ron Nemeth

Paul Byrne
Michael Cojocar
Keesa Hutchinson
Guy Pocock
Michael Sczesny
Enzo Vicenzino
Craig Webber

Don Davidson (AAA rep)
Sam Oboh (RAIC rep)
Patrick Fleming (CEA rep)


What's New?

Brian Corkum was recently was appointed to the S2 partnership. With over 15 years of experience, Brian brings a holistic approach to architecture and passion for design. His strong skills in project management and team leadership make him an invaluable member of the S2 team.


As always, thank you to our annual sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

BPTEC DNW Engineering


Thurber Engineering Ltd.


Bronze Sponsors

Associated Engineering

ISL Engineering and Land Services

Jones Brown Insurance Brokers & Consultants 

MMM Group Limited

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.




Are you interested in becoming a sponsor to raise awareness of your business to our membership? 

For information on our sponsorship program please contact us!



The CAA also wants to thankCaprice Design: An Event Rental Emporium for their amazing contributions to the AGM decor.


STANDATA Announcement

STANDATA has revised electrical information. 

Click here to view Services and Service Equipment Information.

Click here to view Patient Care Areas Information. 
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