On The Ground: Indigenous Voices on Constructed Place – Lecture Series

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On the Ground: Indigenous Voices on Constructed Place is a lecture series centering the voices, stories and knowledges of Indigenous architects, researchers and community organizers. It is both a celebration of November 2021 as National Native American Heritage Month, as well as a call to action.


Please join hosts Bobbie Koch and Jim Nicholls at noon, on the first three Fridays in November, for one-hour Zoom presentations and discussions.


Each Friday will be a short presentation of Indigenous Architects research and work followed by questions and comments. A set of perspectives will be offered – Praxis, Academia, and Activism.



Friday, November 5, 12P — Praxis – ‘Recent Work’  

Speaker – Alfred Waugh, Architect AIBC, NWTAA, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP

Owner l Principal Formline Architecture, Canada

Cultural Affiliation: Status First Nations registered with the Fond Du Lac (Denesuline) Nation of northern Saskatchewan Canada, part of Treaty 8.

Alfred is also part English and Swedish.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting – https://washington.zoom.us/j/2898515591


Friday, November 12, 12P — Academia – ‘Pluriverse Rising: Indigenous Design’ 

Speaker – Wanda Dalla Costa, Architect, AIA, OAA, AAA, LEED A.P.

Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Institute Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Associate Professor, Del E. Webb School of Construction, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

Design Director and Founder, Indigenous Design Collaborative

Click here to join the Zoom meeting – https://washington.zoom.us/j/2898515591


Friday, November 19, 12P — Community Activism – ‘Returning Home: Community Driven: Practice from Within’

Speakers – Bobbie Koch + Daniel Glenn


Bobbie Koch 

Sicangu Lakota – Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Master of Architecture + MS in Architectural History & Theory

University of Washington/Seattle – Class of 2022  

Architectural Designer, 7 Directions Architects/Planners


Daniel Glenn, Architect, AIA,AICE,NCARB

Akchiiá iishúuchiia (His Horse Is a Palamino)

Apsáalooke – Crow Nation

Principal Architect, 7 Directions Architects/Planners

Click here to join the Zoom meeting – https://washington.zoom.us/j/2898515591

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