Winter 2011    

Chairman's Message

Alberta is facing a period of very significant political change. As members of the Consulting Architects of Alberta, we believe that, whatever one’s political stripe, we need to take every opportunity to reinforce a strong, simple message  . . . read more

Scope of Services doc - now available!

The CAA in collaboration with our industry partners at the Consulting Engineers of Alberta are pleased to launch the long-awaited Scope of Services document.  It is the intention of CAA and CEA to update this document annually, consistent with emergent trends and input from private and public sector clients and members.

Click here for more information and to access the document.

Infrastructure Conference - follow up

It seems like ages ago already, but the late 2010 Infrastructure Partners Conference continues to create positive ripples across the design and construction industry.  Read more about advocacy activities related to this event, and for plans for the 2011 conference.

Advocacy Update - making a difference

The CAA continues to take an active role in promoting positive business practices. We have been engaged in discussions with major clients about procurement practices, contract language and design excellence guidelines.

Read more about how the CAA is working to build a positive business environment for the architectural firms in Alberta.

Alberta Venture industry report on engineering and architecture

The March issue of Alberta Venture is focused on A & E and contains an interview with the CAA Chair, Daryl Procinsky.


Sponsor Profile . . .


Quadrant Insurance Services works exclusively with design professionals and has been providing professional liability insurance, risk management and loss prevention services to Alberta’s consultants since 1995.

Quadrant is the exclusive regional broker for the XL Design Professional (XLDP) Insurance program and is a member of the PLAN (Professional Liability Agents Network), in association with almost 50 brokerages across Canada and the US.  PLAN members provide service to more than 15,000 design firms.

For additional information please contact Michael Feeney at 1.800.837.8521

Welcome to our newest members!

Momentum is building for the Consulting Architects of Alberta.  The following consulting architectural firms have recently become members in the past few months.

New REGULAR members:

New AFFILIATE members:

  • University of Alberta


Together we will work to create a strong architectural profession better able to serve the needs of our clients and our communities. See full membership list.

Annual sponsorship campaign underway

We are very pleased to say that our recent appeal to industry players for participation in an annual sponsorship program has been met with strong support.

THANK YOU to the following companies who have already committed to support the CAA for a one-year period:





Hemisphere Engineering



BPTEC-DNW Engineering Ltd.

Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.


Autodesk Inc.

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.



Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?  For information on our annual sponsorship program please contact us!


Our committees need YOUR input!

Standing committees have been established to tackle many issues on behalf of its members. If you or anyone in your firm is interested in contributing your valuable perspective to key discussions, please contact us about these committees:
  • Procurement
  • Contracts
  • P3s
  • Scope of Services / Fee Guide
  • External Relations (Advocacy)
  • Internal Relations (Membership Services)
Please consider getting involved in your association to help us make a difference for everyone!


CAA Past Chair Tom Tittemore addresses the membership at the Annual General Meeting

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