1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4
Post Date: March 31, 2017
May 4, 2017 @6:30-8:30pm
Location Carving Pavilion & Auditorium
How can the Britannia Renewal project incorporate indigenous design principles in conjunction with exploration of possibilities for sustainable infrastructure systems?
Ouri Scott, Architect (Urban Arts)
As one of the first Indigenous women to graduate from the UBC’s Master of Architecture program, Ouri is driven to resolve prevalent, yet often unaddressed design issues that face First Nations people across Canada, and around the world. As a designer, she looks to develop a modern language of architecture that reflects and responds to contemporary First Nations culture. Her most recent work includes an award-winning concept for a net-zero, mixed-use development in Seattle that incorporates renewable energy strategies and intensive vertical farming. As a proud member of the Tlicho First Nation, Ouri works with First Nations communities across western Canada in her work.
“I think it’s really about an approach to the environment. Not talking about the technical sense of the environment, but the sense of place. Honouring the past of that place, thinking about who and what came before, from people, trees and animals. And making references to the past and to cultural heritage.” – Ouri Scott
David Ramslie, Sustainability Planner (Integral Group)
With over a decade of experience in the green building industry, Dave is a leader on urban sustainability issues and policy. As a pragmatic problem solver and a highly engaging public speaker, Dave has presented his findings to a variety of audiences. Dave has demonstrated his forward-thinking nature through the execution of many significant local projects, including new environmental requirements for the 2013 Vancouver Building Code, the strategic development to the City of Vancouver’s Corporate Carbon Strategy and the development and authorization of the Green Buildings Rezoning Policy.