TSOA Lecture Series
Please join us for the next lecture in our series “Regional Architecture”. Wanda Dalla Costa’s lecture is entitled “Pluriverse Rising: Indigenous Design”
Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is an architect and an Institute professor and a YBCA 100 2019 honoree, an award which celebrates people, organizations, and movements shifting culture through ideas, their art, and their activism. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa was part of Unceded at the 2018 Venice Biennale where she joined 18 Indigenous architects from across Turtle Island to share an Indigenous vision of the future. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective (www.tawarc.com) is based in Phoenix.
Watch the Live Lecture (February 10, 2022, 7:30pm MST)
Previously in the TSOA Lecture Series
In Conversation: Terrol Dew Johnson and Alexandra Cunningham Cameron
TSOA is pleased to host discussions across artistic, design, and curatorial practices in our Expanded Discourse series this Fall and Spring.
Terrol Dew Johnson is a nationally-recognized, award-winning Tohono O’odham basket weaver, community activist and museum consultant. His baskets have won major awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Fair, Phoenix, and Southwest Indian Art Fair, Tucson.
Alexandra Cunningham Cameron is the Curator of Contemporary Design and the first Hintz Secretarial Scholar at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Eddie Jones of Jones Studio discusses the relationship of local climates, cultures and vernacular design, with and applied to other regions. Jones will present Sonoran responses in his studio’s work as explorations of “Portable Regionalism: The Understanding of Common Denominators“.
For forty plus years, Eddie’s persistence and innovation have expanded the palette of materials and methods available throughout Arizona. His long-standing implementation of sustainability and environmental design, matched with an extraordinary sensitivity to the factors that create space, have made better human experiences and better architecture.
Under Eddie Jones’ leadership, Jones Studio has received 222 design awards including a National AIA and a GSA Design Excellence Honor for the Mariposa Land Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. In 2018 Eddie was awarded the AIA Arizona’s Architects Medal, the highest honor an individual practitioner of architecture can receive in the state. In 2021 Eddie was elevated to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Eddie is a 2004 recipient of the Melvin R. Lohmann Medal (for career achievement in architecture) from his alma mater, Oklahoma State University. The Lohmann Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a graduate of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology. Soon after, Eddie also became an inductee of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Hall of Fame. Although state rivals, the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture named Eddie the Bruce Goff Chair in 1999. For the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic Progressive Architecture Awards, he was specially selected to be a member of the esteemed jury.
Eddie was appointed in 2007 to the GSA Design Excellence Peer Review. He was named a Founding Board of Governors member by The School of Architecture at Taliesin in 2017. He is very active in Arizona Forward, Arizona’s premier organization for promoting sustainable design. Eddie also hosts many community events at the new office building, completed in 2016 to serve as a model of sustainability in desert environments.
There are currently 40 books, 227 magazines and journals, 29 TV shows, various radio programs, one Hollywood movie and one documentary film including the Studio’s works.
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