The Northwest Territories Association of Architects regulates the profession of architecture in the interest of the public.

All persons providing or advertising architectural services are required to be registered and permitted to practice by the NWTAA, which establishes and upholds the standards of practice for all architects in the Northwest Territories.

News & Updates


January 19, 2023

Notice of AGM and Election

The Northwest Territories Association of Architects will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 13, 2023  with the time and location details to follow. This will be an in-person event with the option to join through Zoom.

 Nominations are now open for three NWTAA council  positions.  A President for a one-year term, and two Councillors for two-year terms are required to be elected or appointed from among resident architects in good standing. Any architect in good standing may nominate an eligible NWT resident architect. To make a nomination, submit a completed Nomination Form to the NWTAA office by 5 PM February 10, 2023.

 Elections close 5 days before the AGM with the results being announced at the AGM. If nominations do not exceed the number of available seats, candidates are acclaimed and/or Council will appoint from eligible architects.

Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2022

The NWTAA office will be closed from December 16, 2022 to January 3, 2023.

GNWT Procurement Review

March 18, 2021

GNWT ITI has ordered an independent review of the Government’s current procurement policy and practices and has launched a public engagement platform.  On February 26,  the review panel met with NWTAA to discuss its review and current practices.  NWTAA Council had the opportunity to provide initial comments, specifically in response to 10 questions asked generally by the panel, and suggested a written submission to encompass that discussion, further comments, and input from our membership.

NWTAA members have been sent a survey of the same 10 questions and are asked to respond no later than March 31.  For more information, please contact the NWTAA office.

Canadian Handbook of Practice, 3rd Edition

February 26, 2021

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), in partnership with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), has published the 3rd edition of the Canadian Handbook of Practice as a publicly accessible web-based resource.  Last published in 2009, this third edition is a comprehensive reworking of an essential professional resource that resulted from extensive collaboration by the architectural profession from every region of the country. The Handbook is available without cost on a comprehensive, searchable website in both official languages. As a living document, this resource will be continuously updated and developed over time to reflect the evolution of architectural practice in Canada.