the RAIC in our inaugural Showcase series, a collaboration between Continuing Education and Honours and Awards programs. The series, running from September to November 2022, aims to shed light on the amazing projects and practices receiving recognition today, and on the people, and their motivations and ideas behind them.
Our third and final session of the season features the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture- winning Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre by Formline Architecture.
Alfred Waugh, president and founding principal of Formline Architecture, will present his project, followed by a moderated discussion with RAIC Honours and Awards Manager, and recently licensed architect, Amanda Shore, and conclude with a Q&A session with event participants.
In this 60-minute session, we plan to delve into the story behind the finished project and talk about the creative and design process within the scope of an entire project.
This program seeks to educate architects, intern architects, and non-architects alike, making ‘architecture,’ and all it encompasses, more accessible and engaging to everyone.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the design and its reflection of the diversity of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada
- Discuss the symbolic architectural elements and their meanings within the design
- Discuss the importance of the centre and how it addresses the colonial legacy of residential schools
- Describe how Indigenous knowledge and design can help to reconcile how we live on the planet