Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. Visiting Eminent Scholar, Del E. Webb School of Construction, ASU

Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. is a Visiting Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. She is a member of the Saddle Lake First Nation and was the first, First Nation women to become an architect in Canada. She has spent nearly 20 years working with Indigenous communities in North America. Her current work focuses on re-operationalizing Indigenous worldviews in contemporary architecture and planning environments, co-design methodologies, community engagement practices, Indigenous placekeeping and climatic resiliency in architecture. She, along with a team of Indigenous architects across North America, have been selected to design the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018. She holds a Master of Design Research (City Design, Planning and Policy) from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and a Master of Architecture from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Her firm, Redquill Architecture (www.RQarc.com) is based in Phoenix, Arizona.