Tom Sutherland Award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Tom Sutherland Award. Any AAA member, in good standing, who is nominated by a minimum of two other AAA members is eligible for this distinguished award. 

View the Award Criteria for more information and submit your Nomination Forms by March 19, 2021. The award will be presented at the 2020 AGM taking place virtually on May 20, 2021.

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. 

Tom Sutherland Award Recipients

Tom Sutherland

L. Frederick Valentine 2018

John Webster 2019

Barry Johns 2020