Indigenous History Month 2024

Indigenous perspectives in architecture emphasize deep connections with nature, community-centric spaces, and sustainable living. From the use of natural materials to the incorporation of cultural symbols and traditional knowledge, Indigenous design principles challenge us to rethink and innovate our approach to building. Our firm is proud to engage in collaborative projects with Indigenous architects and advisors, ensuring that their voices and expertise shape our design processes. These partnerships help us create spaces that are not only environmentally responsible but also culturally relevant and inclusive.

This Indigenous History Month, we celebrate the resilience, creativity, and leadership of Indigenous communities. We commit to continuing our journey of learning, partnership, and advocacy to build a future where all design practices coexist harmoniously. Together, we can create spaces that respect and reflect the diversity and richness of Indigenous cultures.

Pictured: Makwa Waakaa’igan at Algoma University, a collaboration with Smoke Architecture Inc.

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