Architects Act & SAA Bylaws

The Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA) is directed by the Government of Saskatchewan, under Provincial statute (The Architects Act, 1996), to regulate the profession of architecture in the province, with a mandate to protect the public. The SAA has the sole official responsibility to ensure that the provisions of The Architects Act, 1996 are upheld and to enforce that legislation.

The SAA is a dual-object professional organization, with authorities delegated to it by the province. As prescribed in The Architects Act, 1996, the objects of the association are:

(a) to ensure for the public the proficiency and competency of members who practice architecture;
(b) to promote and increase the knowledge, skill and proficiency in all things related to the practice of architecture.
1996, c.A-25.1, s.4.

The Act and Bylaws (legislation and regulations) govern administrative and operational activities and decisions of council. They allow the Association to undertake activities which promote and protect the interests of the Association and of the profession as long as doing so does not impede or interfere with the Association’s primary objective to protect the public. The advocacy work of the SAA is done within the context of the protection of the public mandate.

The conduct of the association’s members and the practice of architecture are regulated under the terms of The Architects Act, 1996 and the SAA Bylaws of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects.

The Architects Act, 1996 (Government of Saskatchewan)
PDF download and printed copies available from the Government of Saskatchewan website.

SAA Bylaws