Back row (l-r): Dean Russell, Paula Dozois, Keir Stuhlmiller, Ben Klumper, Keesa Hutchinson, Gordon Murray, Robert Spaetgens, Coben Christiansen
Front row: Amanda VanderZee, Kristen Brodeur, Jan Pierzchajlo, Barbara Bruce, Elizabeth Songer, Natasha Jalbert, Donna Assaly
Absent: Gregory Beck, George Andrews, Erika Klavins, Jason Johnson, Hayden Pattulo


The AAA is governed by a Council of Architects and Licensed Interior Designer who have been elected by the Membership. The Minister of Human Resources and Employment also appoints a Public Representative to enrich Council discussions, particularly those with public implications, and opens the workings of the Association to the public. 

Additionally, the Dean of the Architecture Program at the University of Calgary, the Chair of Mount Royal University's Faculty of Applied Interior Design and student members from both universities sit on council as ex-officio members. Their presence ensures a continual flow of information between the Professions and Alberta's educational institutions and student body.

The AAA Council is an empowered body that is ultimately responsible to the membership to ensure the Architects Act is fulfilled. Some of the responsibilities of Council include:
  • demonstrating its values and mission to its members, stakeholders and the wider community;
  • maintaining, implementing and chieving good governance practices;
  • establishing and monitoring the AAA Strategic Plan; and
  • determining annual fees and approving annual budget.
A detailed explanation of Council expectations can be found in the Council Terms of Reference.

2019 - 2020 Council

AAA Council members can be reached at or at the address below:
The Alberta Association of Architects
Duggan House, 10515 Saskatchewan Drive, NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 4S1
Executive Committee

Jan Pierzchajlo, Architect, AAA

Coben Christiansen, Architect, AAA
Immediate Past President
Chair, Advocacy Committee

Gordon Murray, Architect, AAA
Vice President
Chair, Professional Development Advisory Committee

Greg Beck, Architect, AAA
Co-Chair, Legislation Committee