Manitoba Association of Architects

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Manitoba Association of Architects

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  • MAA

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The Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) is a professional organization which regulates the practice of architecture in the province of Manitoba. The MAA appoints representatives to a number of community organizations, including the Winnipeg Building Commission, the Historic Buildings Committee, the Manitoba Association of Architects/Winnipeg Construction Association Joint Committee, and various task groups. The MAA formed in 1906 following the establishment of a Provincial Architects’ Office for Manitoba in 1904 as a result of a demand for the self-regulation of architectural practice. One of the aims of the organization was to better the professional reputation of architects practicing in Manitoba, aided by the MAA’s formal incorporation under the Manitoba Architects’ Act in 1914.


Manitoba, Canada

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

The Architects Act (Manitoba, 2015)

Internal structures/genealogy

The MAA is governed by a council consisting of: Eight (8) MAA Registered Members residing in the Province of Manitoba, elected for a four-year term (two elected each year); Two (2) MAA Interns residing in the Province of Manitoba, elected for a two-year term (one elected each year); Two (2) public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba; One (1) staff member of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture who is a MAA Registered Member, appointed by the Council in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty. This Council position is appointed for a two-year term and can be appointed for consecutive terms.

There is also provision for: A Registered Member to serve a fifth year on Council in the office of President; The immediate Past-President of the MAA as an ex-officio member to Council; Two student representatives as non-voting observers.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Creation: 1 September 2022 [LEG]




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