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Douglas Cardinal Lecture

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“When we plan for the future generations to thrive on our lands, we must also plan for the future of all living beings that share the land with us. We must plan for the future of our life-givers for without them our future is in jeopardy.” (Douglas Cardinal)

Douglas Cardinal is recognized as a forerunner of philosophies on sustainability, green building, and ecologically designed community planning. In addition to receiving 20 Honorary Doctorates and Medals, his work was recognized by UNESCO for best sustainable village, and the International Association of Architects has recognized him as “World Master of Contemporary Architecture.” 

Please join us in conversation with Douglas Cardinal at the Art Gallery of Alberta on June 12th at 6pm to hear about his work and design philosophy, which connects building with living in harmony with the environment.

Douglas Cardinal Architects, Inc. is featured in Cul-de-Sac, an exhibition in the Poole Centre of Design sponsored by PCL Construction, running through August 18, 2019.

Douglas Cardinal photo

Born in 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, his architectural studies at The University of British Columbia took him to Austin, Texas, where he achieved his architectural degree and found a life experience in human rights initiatives.  Douglas then became a forerunner of philosophies of sustainability, green buildings and ecologically designed community planning. His architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together. 

In recognition of such work, Douglas Cardinal has received many national and international awards including: 20 Honorary Doctorates, Gold Medals of Architecture in Canada and Russia, and an award from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) for best sustainable village. He was also titled an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the most prestigious awards given to a Canadian, and he was awarded the declaration of being “World Master of Contemporary Architecture” by the International Association of Architects. 

Douglas Cardinal is 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.

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