Tom Sutherland Award

Nominations for the 2019 Tom Sutherland Award are open!

Do you know a AAA member with exceptional leadership qualities? An architect who provides extraordinary service to their community? An interior designer who sets benchmarks for others to strive for? Now is the time to recognize them.

Review the award eligibility and submit your nomination form to nominations@aaa.ab.ca by March 22, 2019

The Tom Sutherland Award will be presented at the 2019 AGM in Edmonton.


Created in Tom Sutherland‘s honour, the award recognizes a member of the AAA who exemplifies exceptional leadership qualities within the architectural or interior design sector in Alberta, advances the profession, and demonstrates extraordinary service to the community. These are the qualities personified by Mr. Sutherland.

Well-renowned local architect, long-time AAA member and Firm Managing Principal at Dialog Design, Tom Sutherland, died in a tragic ski accident on April 2, 2015. He had been vacationing in Fernie, B.C., with his wife, Sandi, and their four children.

Tom’s family accepted the inaugural award on his behalf in the spring of 2017. Mr. L. Fredrick Valentine is the first recipient and was presented with the award at the 2018 Banff Session.