Tom Sutherland Award

Congratulations to Len Rodrigues, Architect, AAA on being awarded the 2022 Tom Sutherland Award!

Len has demonstrated outstanding leadership, the ability to propel and advance the practice of architecture, dedication to the profession, commitment to giving back to the community, and sustained curiosity that has led to personal accomplishments outside the field of architecture and planning. His vast portfolio of educational work, compiled with his lengthy career, speaks volumes of the experience and level of accomplishment he has in the area.

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
Len Rodrigues 2022

Bill Chomik 2021

Barry Johns 2020

John Webster 2019

L. Frederick Valentine 2018

Tom Sutherland