Stephen Teeple & Brian Porter at the 2022 CWC Wood Solutions Conference in Toronto, ON

Founding Principal, Stephen Teeple, and Brian Porter, Principal of Two Row Architect, will present the University of Victoria National Centre for Indigenous Laws project (see images below) at this year’s Canadian Wood Council Wood Solutions Conference in Toronto, ON.

The presentation will explore the unique and rich connection between Coast Salish people and the forests that have sustained them since time immemorial, through the lens of an Indigenous-focused project for a post‐secondary institution. They will discuss the process of relationship building with Elders and rights‐holders to inform the design narrative, as well as the cultural ways of knowing and being unique to the ləkʷəŋə โ n, Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Of importance will be the understanding of their relationship with trees and ultimately how that led the design team to the siting of the expansion as well as the reuse of significant felled trees. With an eye on the future, Stephen and Brian will also discuss the unique use of point supported CLT in conjunction with the use of site harvested timber.

Register for the Seminar here
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Track: 2
Theme: High Performance Design and Architectural / Design