SSAC Conference Public Lecture: Wanda Dalla Costa

28 mai 2021

Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture | McGill

Announcement from Magdalena Miłosz, Hon. BAS, MArch, PhD Candidate at the McGill University Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture + Communications Officer for the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) :


I’m very pleased to share the public keynote lecture by architect and scholar Wanda Dalla Costa that will take place as part of the upcoming online conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC). The lecture is free and open to all.

Public Lecture: Wanda Dalla Costa
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Time: 6 PM EDT

Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, OAA, AAA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is also a mom, a practicing architect and a professor. Dalla Costa was honored in 2019 by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, added to the YBCA 100, a list which celebrates people, organizations, and movements shifting culture through ideas, their art, and their activism. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Her teaching and research is focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and being, co-design methodologies, sustainable design, and the resiliency of vernacular architectures.

In terms of her practice, Dalla Costa was the first First Nation woman to become an architect in Canada. Her firm, Tawaw Architectural Collective ( is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Recent projects include the Indigenous embassy in Ottawa, an Indigenous urban early learning center in Saskatoon, and a tribal college in Alberta. Dalla Costa was also invited to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of Unceded, where she joined 18 Indigenous architects from across Turtle Island to share an Indigenous vision of the future. Dalla Costa holds a Master of Design Research in City Design from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.

This event will be accessible through the SSAC conference page:

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Thank you to the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University, for sponsoring this event.

The SSAC’s annual conference will take place online from May 27 to June 1, 2021 and will be free of charge for members. You can become a member here: (membership subsidies are available for students). This six-day conference will feature over 40 paper presentations and a host of roundtables, virtual walking tours, film screenings, and social events. Several McGill alumni and faculty will be presenting at the conference. We hope to see you there!


Magdalena Miłosz”

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Source : David Krawitz | Administrative Officer | Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture | McGill University

Publié le 21 mai 2021