The NSAA wrapped up its 2018 Spring Forum with a public lecture by the acclaimed architect called Living Architecture and Planning and the Indigenous Worldview. Mr. Cardinal has been identified as one of the visionaries of a new world; a world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive, where client, architect, and stakeholder build together with a common vision. His architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together. His work has defined contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and organic architecture. Throughout his career he has been forerunner of philosophies of sustainability, green buildings and ecologically designed community planning. In recognition of such work, he has been honored with 20 Honorary Doctorates, Gold Medals of Architecture in Canada and Russia, the title of Officer of the Order of Canada, and the distinction of “World Master of Contemporary Architecture” by the International Association of Architects.

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