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Full membership - Landscape Architect

apply for Full Membership if you...

  • Are a Full Member in good standing in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects or in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (Reciprocity Class 1)

and, Can be endorsed by two landscape architects, one of whom has been a member of the AALA for a minimum of five (5) years

  • Are a Full Member in good standing of another Association of Landscape Architects (Reciprocity Class 2)

and, have completed all four parts of the LARE

and, have 3,600 hours of practical experience in the practice of landscape architecture under the supervision of a Landscape Architect-within the 5 year immediately preceding the application.

and, can be endorsed by two landscape architects, one of whom has been a member of the AALA for a minimum of five (5) years

  • Are a Full Member in good standing of another Association of Landscape Architects (Transfer Class 3/4)

and, have more than 10-years experience as a Landscape Architect

and, can be endorsed by two landscape architects, one of whom has been a member of the AALA for a minimum of five (5) years

  • Hold a degree in Landscape Architecture from a recognized CSLA program

and, have successfully completed the AALA Internship Program as endorsed by your advisor.

 

Associate Memberships

Anyone that wants to be a Landscape Architect in Alberta (who is not already an LA elsewhere) will start as an Associate.  To begin...

Everyone applies to Pre-program (Associate-R)...

  • If you hold an accredited degree, you will be invited to apply as am Intern (Associate I);
  • If you do not hold an accredited degree, but you have 2 years of related experience in Landscape Architecture, you will be invited to apply as Pre-internship; or,
  • If you do not hold an accredited degreeand or have have 2 years of related experience in Landscape Architecture, you will be admitted as an Affiliate.

AALA Interns (Associate-I)

  • Are in the process of obtaining their Supervised Professional Practice Hours, and writing their LARE Exams, because they either, 
    • Hold a degree in Landscape Architecture from a recognized CSLA, ASLA, Landscape Institute program, or 
    • Have successfully completed the Pre-Internship Process. 
       
  • or are in the process of completing requirements for registration as a Landscape Architect in Alberta, because they 
    • Have a membership in good standing in a CSLA component association other than the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects or the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects​​

AALA Pre-Interns (Associate-PI)

  • Do not hold a degree in Landscape Architecture from a recognized CSLA, ASLA, Landscape Institute program but DO have 2 years related

and, are working to complete the Pre-Internship Program.​

     

    Landscape Architectural Technology (LAT)

    LAT Membership applies if you…

    • Hold a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology from an accredited program and are actively engaged in the practice of landscape architectural technology

    - or -

    • Hold a diploma in a related discipline and work in the field of Landscape Architectural Technology with a minimum of two (2) years of work experience under a landscape architect

    LAT Trainee Membership applies if you…

    • Hold a diploma in a related discipline and work in the field of Landscape Architectural Technology

    and, are gaining two (2) years of work experience under a landscape architect

     

    Other Membership Types

    Student Membership applies if you…

    • Are actively enrolled in studies toward a university degree in landscape architecture or a diploma in landscape architectural technology from a CSLA recognized program

    Affiliate Membership Applies if you...

    • Do not hold a degree in landscape architecture, but are considered an ally to the profession. This would include: educators, architects, engineers, planners, other design professionals, horticulturists, ecologists, botanists, other practitioners of natural arts and sciences and government officials concerned with the use and administration of open spaces.

    Inactive Members

    • Are qualified to be a Member, but are not currently practicing in the field of Landscape Architecture

    Emeritus Members

    • Are retired Members who have been selected by the Board of Directors for major contributions to the profession of landscape architecture

    Honourary Members

    • Are distinguished individuals who have been selected by the Board of Directors in recognition of outstanding community activity related to the principle or practice of Landscape Architecture
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    As part of Calgary's downtown riverfront between the Peace Bridge and Eau Claire, West Eau Claire Park defines the Centre City's edge.
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