Indigenous Design Symposium: Indigenuity
Born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Alfred Waugh is part of the Fond Du Lac (Denesuline) First Nation of Northern Saskatchewan. He is the principal and founder of Vancouver-based, Indigenous-owned Formline Architecture. Alfred is a registered architect in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Ontario, a LEED accredited professional and was the first Aboriginal person to graduate with honours from the University of British Columbia, School of Architecture in 1993.
Over two decades, Alfred has built a reputation for consulting with Indigenous communities to understand their needs and wisdom and translating this knowledge into an inherently sustainable design that is respectful of its place, use of materials and local culture. His award-winning work includes the University of Victoria's LEED Gold First Peoples' House, the University of British Columbia's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. His body of work is uniquely influenced by indigenous knowledge coupled with Western science and architectural technology.