Wanda Dalla Costa Is Laying Down the Groundwork for the Next Generation of Indigenous Architects
Over the past two decades, architect Wanda Dalla Costa has become a pioneer in serving indigenous communities in North America in ways that help them reconnect with their cultural heritage. Those endeavors are among reasons she is now recognized among her creative peers on Architectural Digest magazine’s 2023 AD100 list of innovators. Dalla Costa is a faculty member in the Del E. Webb School of Construction, part of the Fulton Schools, and The Design School at ASU, a member of the Saddle Lake First Nation and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative at ASU. For her work in those roles and related pursuits, the magazine places her at the forefront of today’s indigenous architecture professionals who are setting the stage for further evolution in the field.