2017 SAA AGM & Conference

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2017 Conference & AGM Schedule

Schedule at a Glance:

Thursday, May 4
Approved for 4 ConEd Core Credits

– Building Community: Forum with Indigenous Leaders, 3:00 to 5:45 pm
– Keynote Lecture:  Shaun Loney, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Friday, May 5:
Approved for 6 ConEd Core Credits

– Education Session with the following speakers:
a) Tamarah Begay, Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture
Session Title: Designing for Native Communities
b) Dr. David Fortin, Associate Prof., McEwen School of Architecture
Session Title:  The Architectural Interface and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
c) Alfred V. Waugh, Form Line Architecture
Session Title:  Indigenuity in Architecture
d) Tammy Eagle Bull, Encompass Architects
Session Title:  Sovereignty through Design: Native American Identity and Architecture
e) Speakers Panel
f) School of Architecture Update

*Companion Program:  Trip to Solar Gardens to make a succulent bowl (lunch included). Transportation leaves the hotel at 10:30 am.

Saturday, May 6
Approved for 3 ConEd Core Credits

– SAA Member Forum & Annual General Meeting
– President’s Dinner

*Companion Program: Walking tour followed by wine & cheese at aodbt architecture + interior design

*Registration is now open on Picatic

Please download the poster Building Community Forum Poster and help us promote this event.

Conference Details:

Building Community: Forum with Indigenous Leaders
Frances Morrison Library,
311 23 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6

Thursday, May 4
3:00 pm to 5:45 pm Panel Discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Keynote Address: Shaun Loney

Where: Frances Morrison Library Theatre
311 – 23rd Street East, Saskatoon

Special Guest: Performance by Saskatoon Public Schools’ Indigenous Ensemble

Admission:      Claim your free ticket on Picatic

This public forum features a panel of Indigenous community leaders coming together to share ideas for building community, recognizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action relative to education and building stronger communities.

Panel members include:

  • Chief Lynn Acoose, Zagime First Nation
  • Allan Adam, President/CEO, Dene Hha Communications
  • David Fortin, Associate Prof., McEwen School of Architecture
  • Mayor Nick Daigneault, Northern Village of Beauval
  • Tribal Chief Felix Thomas, Saskatoon Tribal Council

Keynote Speaker – Shaun Loney, AKI Energy
The Emerging Problem Solving Paradigm

Shaun recently finished a national tour promoting his best-selling book An Army of Problem Solvers. His address will touch on connecting people who most need the work with the work that most needs to be done. Who are the problem solvers? What can be done to promote them? Example: social procurement in new construction.

Attend this informative event by claiming your free ticket on Picatic.

 

Friday, May 5:  Speaker Details & Schedule, Sheraton Cavalier, Center Room
**Detailed schedule to follow:

Speaker Information:

Tamarah Begay, Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture
Session Title: Designing for Native Communities 

Providing Native people with healthy places to live requires design thinking that must address the many challenges faced by Native America Communities today. At the forefront of the design process is stainability. While this means providing places that make smart use of natural resources, this also means creating communities that will foster cultural resiliency and social well-being.
Dr. David Fortin, Associate Prof., McEwen School of Architecture,
Session Title:  The Architectural Interface and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

This lecture will discuss the complexities involved with Indigenous topics related to architecture in Canada, from both academic and professional perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the the designer (or design team) and the community. Four perspectives will be discussed: 1) architecture inspired “from” Indigenous traditions, 2) architecture designed “for” Indigenous people, 3) architecture designed “by” an Indigenous architect, and 4) architecture designed “with” an Indigenous community. In all cases, emphasis will be placed on the nature of the architectural interface – including community consultation and design process – as a complex means of negotiation between two distinct worldviews.

Alfred V. Waugh, Form Line Architecture,
Session Title:  Indigenuity in Architecture

The presentation will focus an indigenous approach to architecture that is based on a synthesis of cultural sensitivity and environmental responsibility. The purpose of the presentation is to describe a methodology to designing buildings that focuses on a holistic view of man’s interconnectedness with the environment based on an Indigenous philosophical approach.

The lecture will use projects from Alfred Waugh’s portfolio that demonstrate a new approach to grounding culture without losing a connection to the past and learning from passive sustainable strategies of indigenous architecture. Emphasis will be on the exploration of the use of wood in various interpretations of First Nations Culture.

Tammy Eagle Bull, Encompass Architects
Session Title:  Sovereignty through Design: Native American Identity and Architecture

The spirit of sovereignty calls for Native American design professionals to take the lead in defining the built environment of tribal communities.  This presentation will discuss the issues facing tribal communities and how Native designers are working to improve these communities.  See the unique work and processes used by Native architects and designers through a discussion of history, issues and solutions.  Working with these communities to build economic sustainability, cultural pride and to reinforce the value of sovereignty requires a specialized skill set.

We invite you to come and learn about the history of Native American design professionals, see the one of a kind solutions they have developed for tribal clients and learn how they are working with tribes to achieve sovereignty through design.

Speakers Panel

Saturday, May 6, Sheraton Cavalier, Top of the Inn

8:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am to 10:15 am:  Members Forum

10:15 am to 10:30 am:  Coffee Break

10:30 am to 12:00 pm:  Members Forum

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm:  SAA Annual General Meeting and Elections

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  President’s Dinner Reception

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:  President’s Dinner

2017 Sponsors (3)