Back row (l-r): Jason Johnson, Keesa Hutchinson, Keir Stuhlmiller, Farhad Mortezaee; Third row: Nabil Habashy, Gordon Murray, Coben Christiansen
Second row: Cody Johnston, Alexis Finlay, Jan Pierzchajlo, Kaisha Ferguson, Michael Ng, Gregory Beck; Front row: Barbara Bruce, Donna Assaly, Natasha Jalbert, Paula Dozois
Absent: Dean Russell, Jackie Hoffman, Alexander Semegen


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.

2020 - 2021 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

Gordon Murray, Architect, AAA

Jan Pierzchajlo, Architect, AAA
Immediate Past President
Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk Managment Committee

Keesa Hutchinson, Architect, AAA
Vice President
Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
CALA Representative

Greg Beck, Architect, AAA

Donna Assaly, Licensed Interior Designer, AAA
Chair, Interior Design Advisory Committee

Alexis Finlay, Architect, AAA

Nabil Habashy, Architect, AAA

Barry Johns, Architect, AAA

Farhad Mortezaee, Architect, AAA

Keir Stuhlmiller, Architect, AAA

Tiffany Whitnack, Architect, AAA

Michael Ng
Public Representative