How Indigenous Architecture is Shaping the Future of Arts Commons
Architects are making strides in designing buildings and related projects that reflect social and cultural awareness of the histories, perspectives and interests of communities in which their work will be located. Among those at the forefront in the field of of indigenous architecture is Wanda Dalla Costa, an associate professor in the Del E. Webb School of Construction within the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, part of the Fulton Schools. One recent example is Dalla Costa’s collaboration with the Tawaw Architecture Collective Inc. on the Arts Commons Transformation project in the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The project is a highlight of the area’s expanding modern urban features that reflect regional cultural and historical themes.