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Architectural Design Projects Through an Indigenous Lens

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External Speaker: Matthew Hickey - Partner - Two Row Architect

Working with Indigenous architects on development projects is one example of the ways in which collaboration, co-operation and paths towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders continue to move forward. The outcome of these projects is creating designs that speak to the culture of Indigenous communities and contribute to an innovative vision for the future.

Join us for a one-hour presentation from Matthew Hickey, Partner at Two Row Architect, as he takes us through the lens of Indigenous design and its application to architecture projects. The program will be moderated by Alexander J. Suriano, Partner, Aird & Berlis Municipal & Land Use Planning Group.


Design through an Indigenous lens explores the ways in which Indigenous Peoples approach the world. The presentation will discuss ways to improve the process of design and architecture by applying lessons from Indigenous cultures to contemporary society. Ideas regarding design process, multi-generational households, universal inclusivity, urban agriculture and multi-service provider neighbourhoods will be explored. Alternate goals for urban planning will also be reviewed through examination of a case study that supports all of these ideas. Understanding Indigenous cultural knowledge helps us to refer to traditional ways of designing and building that contribute to healthier ways of living.

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