Indigenous worldview integration

Our goal is to empower individuals and organizations to navigate and contribute to a more inclusive and culturally sensitive world. These modules are designed to engage learners in Indigenous methodologies, inspiring meaningful dialogue and action, and promoting the integration of Indigenous perspectives into various fields and industries.

This course takes you through the process
of engaging Indigenous communities in the
architecture design process.

templates | mentoring

Engagement for
Indigenous Design

Place-Based Research for
Indigenous Design

Learn how to conduct Indigenous centered research for design projects that create a framework for your design process.

learning scenarios | mentoring

This workshop looks through an Indigenous lens, specifically a professional practice perspective, to prepare practitioners for intersecting with Indigenous knowledges.

video insights | mentoring

The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in the Built Environment

Engaging Landscape Architecture from an Indigenous Perspective

This online workshop looks through an Indigenous lens, highlighting perspectives from practice, sharing information organized into subtopics.

video insights | study guide


Honorary Fellow

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is proud to announce that Wanda Dalla Costa, a prominent Indigenous voice and practitioner in North American architecture, has been awarded honorary fellowship for 2022. Wanda Dalla Costa is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and was the first First Nation woman to become an architect in Canada. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the director and founder of Arizona State University’s Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program that brings together tribal community members, industry and multidisciplinary teams of university students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa is a prominent Indigenous female voice within the architectural profession–specifically within the academic sphere in North America.

YBCA's 100 Honorees: Wanda Dalla Costa

Indigenous Design Collaborative's founder and design director Wanda Dalla Costa was recognized as YBCA 100 list of change makers and cultural activists working at the intersection of art, social change and civic life.

Trailblazer Award: Wanda Dalla Costa

Presented this year as part of NZ20, the world's largest net zero conference and expo, the Trailblazer Awards celebrate leaders who are building a net zero future through their work in the carbon, energy, water, waste, transit and/or policy sectors.

St. Lawrence Center Competition Award 2023


Jeff Harnar Award
Unbuilt Architecture 2021