Validation Conference: Survey Results

In October 2013, the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) undertook a national survey of intern architects, recent architectural graduates, newly-licensed architects and their firms. The goal was to better understand where improvements can be made to meet the needs and expectations of the profession when it comes to architectural education and internship.  The survey results will shape and inform the agenda for the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) Validation Conference, to be held in September 2014.

The theme of this conference, Educating Future Architects, will focus on the education of future practicing architects from a student beginning a pre-architecture program to licensure and registration. At this conference, the CACB and its collateral organizations (CALA, CASA, CCUSA, RAIC) will be concerned with the future education and internship process for architectural professionals. The last such conference was held in September 2001.

Click below to view the compiled feedback from the national survey to which many of our members and associates provided thoughtful responses.  Please read the disclaimer prior to viewing the following documents.

The Validation Conference organizers would appreciate any comments you might have, respective to the survey results, by March 14, 2014. Kindly provide your comments to the attention of Tracy Tough, Executive Coordinator at .

The Validation Conference will take place from September 26 – 27, 2014 in Quebec. The President and the Executive Director of each of CALA’s 11 jurisdictions are invited to attend; additional team members are welcome to attend at their jurisdiction’s discretion.