Aboriginal Cultures Inspire Vancouver Architect

By Jenny Lee
Vancouver Sun, Jan 12, 2016

Image: Architect Nancy Mackin in the Terrace Northwest Community College longhouse she designed. Photo by Leslie Savage(Image: Architect Nancy Mackin in the Terrace Northwest Community College longhouse she designed. Photo by Leslie Savage)

Nancy Mackin does landscape and building design influenced by her interactions with B.C. First Nations.

Most B.C. architects work in urban centres, but Nancy Mackin works in the northernmost reaches of the province, up past Terrace in the Nass River Valley, up where winters are cold and populations sparse.

“It’s the furthest point on the coast you can go in B.C.,” said Mackin, who specializes in landscape and building design for indigenous people. Read more…

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