Charlie Sutherland studied Architecture at the Mackintosh School in Glasgow. In 1997 He established Sutherland Hussey Architects with his long term colleague, Charlie Hussey, and completed a number of award winning small scale projects all over the UK. Aside from eight RIBA award winning projects in the UK the practice has also developed in collaboration many projects overseas on a larger scale. This partnership also recently secured first place in an International competition for Tempelhof Airport in Berlin for a new a 400 Hectare city park. In 2011 He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture and in 2013 Honorary Professor of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.